Savant has acquired high-end audio manufacturer Artison, adding a series of loudspeakers, subwoofers, soundbars, and patents to their portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Savant says the full line is available to dealers immediately, with product SKUs populating the website over the next couple of days.
For Savant, the acquisition is a make-good on their mission to be a total end-to-end whole home control solution. Savant CEO Bob Madonna notes that Artison compliments the overhauls in VoIP, shade control, 'Wally' touch interfaces, Alexa integration, and, importantly, Audio-over-IP that Savant implemented in the past year.
"We put a big investment last year into really innovating around the audio space and creating an Audio-over-IP infrastructure that pretty much leapfrogged everyone technically," Madonna said. "What we need to do next is expand that out to the (speaker) endpoint, and that's where this made sense."