Savant Pro Remote as Universal Remote

Savant, a leading home automation and multiroom A/V manufacturer, recently released its first new handheld remote control in a very long time -- the Savant Pro Remote. The wand-style device with a touchscreen and hard buttons works with Savant's $1,499* Smart Host. And while the Host (the home automation hub in IoT parlance) is built for whole-home control, the Pro Remote is billed as a single-room controller.

Jason Griffing, an integrator and host of the weekly podcast, has tried the new remote in his showroom and provides CE Pro with some first impressions of the product.

The Pro Remote should not be confused with the new Savant Remote ($499 including "Host" control hub), a DIY product that begins shipping this week.

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