Osterville, MA., July 1, 2008– Savant Systems LLC, with a visionary
approach to control and home automation that emphasizes reliability and a
maintenance-friendly open platform, announced its new Savant Open Developer
Alliance program. The program was previewed and available to developers who
attended Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Now for the first
time, all Mac OS X developers can apply to join the alliance and create
applicable Automator Actions that integrate with the Savant home automation
and control platform based on Mac OS X.

“Savant Systems has ignited a revolution in the high-end home automation
and A/V industry by creating its own platform with serious computing power,
based on Mac OS X, that allows dealers to maintain and evolve their
customers’ systems,” explained Jim Carroll, president of Savant Systems.
“Now Mac OS X developers can get involved. The Savant Open Developer
Alliance program lets member developers apply their legendary creativity to
home automation and share in the profits.”

Any Mac OS X developer can apply to join the alliance and contribute
actions to integrate with Savant’s graphical programming environment,
called RacePoint Blueprint. Savant’s unique configuration software, within
RacePoint Blueprint, leverages several standard Mac OS X technologies, such
as Quartz Composer and Automator, to control commercial and home automation
systems. Developers can create controls to interact with devices, such as
flat panel displays, DVD players, AV receivers, set-top boxes, Apple TV
projectors, lighting, window treatments, and other equipment commonly
deployed in any high-tech living space.

“Savant’s revolutionary systems have been under development since 2005 and
we started shipping products to dealers this year,” Carroll continued. “The
response has been tremendous and we have a list of requested Automator
Actions just waiting to be created. Whether it’s a fun iTunes integration
or something more serious involving security, Savant is looking for
partners to share in the development as well as the resulting revenues.”

Savant Systems’ platform drives its ROSIE controllers and integrates with
innovative user technologies including 5-, 7-, 9-, and 12-inch in-wall
touchpanels, a 13.3-inch wireless touchpanel, and the ROSIE Coffee Table
Touchpanel Controller, along with Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. Developers
interested in joining the Savant Open Developer Alliance can apply online
at (

About Savant: Savant was founded by a core group of technology pioneers
with hundreds of years of combined real-world experience in peripheral
applications such as programmable systems, digital signal processing,
telephony, switching systems, video processing, and home electronics
integration. The Savant Team is committed to redefining the Home Control
Systems industry with a visionary solution to home automation that
emphasizes reliability and a maintenance-friendly open platform. The Savant
product suite is distinguished by an unparalleled blend of cutting-edge
technology and advanced next-generation graphics.