Smart home automation company Savant has acquired Artison, an audio products manufacturer.
The acquisition of the Minden, NV-based company will allow Savant to leverage Artison's key patents and audio engineering expertise towards "future innovative entertainment technologies," says the company.
Artison was founded by engineer Cary Christie in 2003, and has since developed products in the architectural loudspeaker and subwoofer categories. Artison holds a number of patents related to advanced speaker technologies, and is also scheduled to release a compact multi-channel amplifier technology later this year. Artison currently offers a full line of specialty loudspeakers with customizable grilles including soundbars, subwoofers and surrounds for home theatre applications.
This acquisition will expand Savant's Pro Audio offering, allowing integrators to deliver audio over IP solutions.
"With Savant and Artison working cohesively together, we will unveil exciting new products engineered specifically for the luxury home and commercial markets," confirms Savant CEO Robert Madonna. "As the demand for premium home entertainment solutions continues to climb, we will now have the capacity to offer best-in-class audio solutions as part of the Savant connected home experience."
"Myself and the Artison team are excited for the opportunity to join the Savant family," adds Christie. "We look forward to driving new product initiatives at Savant, working toward the design, engineering and delivery of truly innovative, superior performance entertainment and control products."
Savant products are distributed in Canada by Toronto-based Evolution Home Entertainment.