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CEU courses through SAV

If you're interested in a CEU (come Jan or Feb 2019 at our Bozeman & Big Sky showrooms), let us know. We just had a couple 1 hr. sessions the other day with SÉURA called "The Science of Light," approved with Heath, Safety & Welfare (HSW) designation by IDCEC, and enjoyed the company of folks from Centre Sky Architecture, Bechtle Architects & Love Schack Architecture to Envi Design, ICON Interiors & Pomarico Design Studio Architecture.

If you're interested in one too (subjects change CEU to CEU), comment below or send an email to scott.abel@savinc.net.

Lawn Party & Outdoor Audio Event

What a great event! Thanks to everyone who swung by and a huge thank you to James Loudspeaker, an incredible audio partner that takes pride, and they should, in coming up with innovative solutions, unprecedented customizations, and flawless sonic reproduction within residential and commercial, indoor and outdoor, applications.

To learn more about how SAV and James Loudspeaker can help minimize visual presence in your interior or landscape décor, resulting in a refined entertainment experience, call 406.586.5593

Steinway Lyngdorf Model B Demo at SAV
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Steinway Lyngdorf unveiled two new products – the Model B loudspeaker and the new P100 processor – at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, the largest AV and systems integration show in the world. ISE took place February 6–9 2018 at Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Center.

The first free-standing speaker from Steinway Lyngdorf since the LS Concert, the Model B answers market demands for a compact full-range speaker capable of detailed reproduction and powerful performance.  The open-baffle dipole Model B not only borrows design inspiration from the flagship Model D speaker, it uses some of the same exceptional materials such as the specially designed fiberglass bass drivers.

Attendees at ISE were able to experience the Model B for the very first time paired with the new P100 processor. The P100 features three HDMI inputs and one output with 18 Gbps bandwidth allowing 4K@60Hz passthrough with HDR. As with all Steinway Lyngdorf processors, the P100 features fully digital processing, RoomPerfect™ room correction, intelligent bass management, and seamless level alignment + a custom voicing tool.

As part of our Design & Technology Showroom opening a few weeks ago, SAV is the first custom integration firms in the US to demo them. To schedule a demonstration, email marketing@savinc.net or swing by our showroom anytime.

SAV: Giving Back in 2017

Photo: BYEP Bingo Night Fundraising Event.

SAV was incredibly proud to have been part of some incredible charities in 2017, from donations and equipment use to volunteering, and we look forward to continuing to giving back in 2018! Here are some of the amazing organizations and charities with whom we have partnered:

Big Sky Community Organization is a non-profit in Big Sky that manages 83 acres of public lands. They aim to create trails, public spaces, and positive experiences for all in our great state.

Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP) provides opportunities for local teens to foster self-reliance, interpersonal skills, decision making, and critical thinking skills, all while getting involved in the Gallatin community.

Bozeman Cancer Center provides compassionate, comprehensive cancer care without having to travel for treatment. Fighting cancer is a major hurdle in any individual's life, so the opportunity to receive treatment in one's hometown while being able to be with friends and family is invaluable to the healing and recovery process.

Bridgercare provides comprehensive and affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare while educating individuals about these oftentimes sensitive topics in a safe, supportive, and empowering environment.

Warriors on Quiet Waters aims to create a generation of combat veterans that is able to reintegrate into society while coping with the negative repercussions that accompany war and combat. The quiet, calm rivers of Montana are the ideal venue to spark positive change in our veterans.

Yellowstone Club Community Foundation partners with the Big Sky and Gallatin communities to promote education, arts and culture, healthcare, conservation, and community service.

The Plaster House offers high love, low cost surgical rehabilitation for disabled children in Tanzania and believe that no child in Tanzania should live with a treatable disability.

Realize Hope brings hope and inspiration to those who face or have a loved one facing mental illness and addiction.

Best of Big Sky 2017

Published December 22, 2017

With more than 3,000 votes cast, locals and visitors recognized the restaurants, retailers, artists, architects, nonprofits, builders and bartenders that make this place we know and love tick. Some of our readers may be visiting from afar, and others might be lucky enough to have called Big Sky home for a decade or more, but we can all agree that this is a pretty special spot. Dig into the write-ups that follow as we celebrate the finest Big Sky has to offer.

"SAV is a newcomer to the Big Sky business scene but has history in the Bozeman area dating to 2004. Cory Reistad and his team offer the most cutting-edge technology and service for Big Sky homes. From AV systems and lighting to home controls and energy management, SAV is a welcome addition to the Big Sky landscape." – Explore Big Sky

We are humbled and excited to have taken 2nd place in Best of Big Sky 2017 "Best New Business." Thank you to everyone who voted for us and we look forward to continuing to help Big Sky grow.

SAV opens an office in Big Sky's Town Center

By Amanda Eggert
Published August 7, 2017

After 17 years of regular trips through Gallatin Canyon, SAV Digital Environments has set up shop here in Town Center, closer to the bulk of their Montana clientele.

SAV sets up integrated digital systems for homes and businesses. They design tailored audio and lighting systems, immersive video-viewing areas, and window treatments that can allow a pre-determined amount of natural light into a space. They also design climate control, security and surveillance systems.

At a July 28 ribbon cutting with the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, Cory Reistad, president of SAV, said the new space in Big Sky makes sense.

“We’ve been in Bozeman for 17 years and we’ve been serving this community almost exclusively,” Reistad said, adding that SAV has new employees living in Big Sky. “[We wanted] to be at the forefront of the growth here.”

They’ll be joined in that space by Energy 1, an 8-year-old renewable energy solutions firm.

Energy 1 owner and co-founder Leo Crane said opening a space in Big Sky with SAV makes sense given that they’re both in the design/build industry and have many overlapping clients.

“We crossed paths enough on past projects that this was a very natural fit for us to have a space up here,” Crane said. Both SAV and Energy 1 also keep offices in Bozeman and Jackson, Wyoming.

Energy 1 works on mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects with a focus on renewable energy. They design solar and solar-electric systems for clients, as well as high-efficiency heating and cooling using smart thermostats and geothermal technology.

Crane said the bulk of Energy 1’s business in Big Sky focuses on geothermal systems, which take advantage of the more consistent temperature of the earth underneath a building for heating, cooling and hot water. But they also work on installations like oxygen enrichment to help people coming from lower altitudes acclimate to Big Sky’s elevation.

Crane added that Energy 1 is the only company in the state of Montana that has partnered with electric automaker and solar panel manufacturer Tesla on their charging stations. “That’s an exciting part of our business that we’ll be able to offer Montana clients—Tesla products,” he said.