Jim Carroll

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The inaugural FutureVision Conference’s first day in Sonoma Tuesday was a forum for three visionaries – futurist Jim Carroll, ShopRunner CEO and former Yahoo and PayPal executive Scott Thompson, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone – to present their views of how technology has shaped and will continue to shape the retail industry, the consumer and the content that is delivered to that consumer. Some of the comments were colored by anecdotes from the speakers’ personal experiences. 

Coming on the news of yesterday's announcement that Savant had acquired LiteTouch, CustomRetailer asked Jim Carroll, Savant's General Manager, Residential Business for some more specifics:

Savant Systems said this week that it will debut a new control, automation and media system for the consumer market, at International CES next month. The new system features the SmartMedia controller and Savant's new on-TV control portal, known as TrueCommand.

Savant Systems announced this week that Runco has become the latest member of its Excellent in A/V cooperative program. The program is geared towards making Savant’s “ROSIE” home control system compatible with products from top manufacturers.

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