Posts Tagged ‘BlueBOLT’

Panamax/Furman and Savant Team Up to Create Driver Set for BlueBOLT(R)-Compatible Power Management and UPS Products

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

TCP/IP and Two-Way Serial Driver Modules Combine Local Control With Cloud-Based Remote Power and Energy Management

PETALUMA, Calif. — Nov. 10, 2011 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company has teamed up with Savant to provide dealers with a set of TCP/IP and two-way RS-232 driver modules for Panamax/Furman BlueBOLT(R)-compatible power management components and UPS solutions. The new modules deliver the best of both worlds for dealers: local control via Savant’s control and automation solutions built on the Mac OS(R) X programming language; and remote access through BlueBOLT’s cloud-based remote power and energy management platform.
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Panamax/Furman and Crestron Introduce New TCP/IP and Two-Way Serial Driver Modules for BlueBOLT(R)-Compatible Power Management and UPS Products

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2011 — Panamax/Furman is announcing, as an advancement of their ongoing partnership with Crestron, a suite of TCP/IP and two-way serial driver modules for Panamax/Furman BlueBOLT(R)-compatible power management products and UPS solutions. Blending the point-of-use local control provided by Crestron’s control and automation systems with BlueBOLT’s cloud-based remote power and energy management platform, the new modules empower dealers with unprecedented functionality and accessibility to their installed systems.
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Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT(R) Power and Energy Management Platform Makes Waves at CEDIA EXPO 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

BlueBOLT(R) Wins CE Pro BEST Award, While BlueBOLT-Enabled M4315-PRO Takes Home CustomRetailer Exc!te Award

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that its BlueBOLT(R) power and energy management platform was honored with a CE Pro BEST Award in the “Power and Thermal Management Accessories” category at CEDIA EXPO 2010, while the BlueBOLT-enabled M4315-PRO was recognized with a CustomRetailer EXC!TE Award and was selected as a finalist for several other industry-leading awards. Introduced at the show, the company’s latest version of the BlueBOLT platform, version 1.2, received a warm welcome from attendees.

Judged by an industry panel made up of a dozen respected industry leaders and the editors of CE Pro, the CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards recognize the best new products and technologies for the custom installation channel in key categories. This year in the “Power and Thermal Management Accessories” category, the judges were impressed with Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT platform.

BlueBOLT technology provides hosted cloud-based power control and energy monitoring for A/V systems. BlueBOLT’s breakthrough features include a full suite of energy monitoring and management functions; remote outlet control for hard reboots of connected equipment; e-mail alerts when power anomalies occur; scheduled conservation to reduce standby power waste; monitoring of incoming voltage in near-real time or over history; and permissions settings to provide secure device access at administrator, installer, or client level.

The EXC!TE Award, presented annually by CustomRetailer magazine, pays tribute to products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing solutions oriented to the custom installation professional, such as the BlueBOLT-enabled M4315-PRO. For an optimal home theater experience, the 15A M4315-PRO combines the unprecedented control and energy management features of BlueBOLT with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance. The M4315-PRO was also selected as a finalist for both the CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Award for “Best New Product” and the Resi Award in the “Power Products” category.

In addition to impressing judges, Panamax/Furman also made a huge impact with attendees at CEDIA EXPO with the introduction of BlueBOLT version 1.2. To help users conserve energy and lower their utility bills, BlueBOLT version 1.2 greatly expands the energy management feature set, in addition to providing new control options. The BlueBOLT platform calculates the energy used by connected devices and reports it, historically and in real time, in kilowatt-hours as well as dollars. Users can also set energy budgets for their equipment and receive alerts when their usage is near or exceeding their allotted budget. BlueBOLT version 1.2 also includes an auto-reboot feature for networking equipment, eliminating the all-too-common need to hard-reboot modems and routers.

“CEDIA EXPO 2010 was a great success for us and our BlueBOLT platform. We are truly honored to have been recognized with both a CE Pro BEST Award and Exc!te Award, and are proud to have been named a finalist for so many other prestigious awards,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “But the true measure of this platform’s effectiveness comes from dealer feedback, and the response to BlueBOLT at the show was overwhelming. Dealers are finding that it is a unique tool for reducing service calls and providing easy-to-integrate, easy-to-use energy management features. And the excitement over the future development of the platform continues to grow.”

Panamax’s M4315-PRO BlueBOLT(TM)-Enabled Power Management Unit Named 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award Finalist

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — July 28, 2010 — Panamax today announced that its M4315-PRO power management product featuring BlueBOLT(TM) capability has been named as a 2010 CEDIA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award finalist in the Best New Product category. Finalists for this year’s awards were determined by a diverse panel of CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor judges on the criteria of innovation, value to the technician, value to the business, and impact on the client’s lifestyle.

“In addition to offering consumers the best-possible performance from their A/V equipment, the M4315-PRO provides significant cost savings for installers and end users alike. For installers, the ability to perform hard reboots remotely drastically reduces service calls. For their customers, the unit’s BlueBOLT energy management helps reduce energy consumption for lower utility bills,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “It is truly an honor to receive recognition for our efforts from the CEDIA community and to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award.”

The 15A M4315-PRO is one of Panamax’s first PRO series power management products to feature BlueBOLT, which provides hosted IP (Internet Protocol) power control and energy monitoring for A/V systems. BlueBOLT’s breakthrough features include remote outlet control for hard reboots of connected equipment; e-mail alerts when power anomalies occur; scheduled commands for power-up, power-down, or power-cycling of outlets; and monitoring of incoming voltage in near-real time or over history.

For an optimal home theater experience, the 15A M4315-PRO combines this unprecedented control with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance. The M4315-PRO includes a standard two-way RS-232 communication card for remote control of all eight individual rear panel outlets, enabling installers to automate equipment functionality. The 1-RU product comes in a 19-inch PRO width, offers a detachable IEC power cord, and features four isolated linear filtered outlet banks.

The Top 10 Best New Product winners will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles(R) Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO 2010 on Sept. 25 in Atlanta, Ga.

The M4315-PRO and the 20A version, the M4320-PRO, are available now, at MSRPs of $649.95 and $749.95, respectively.

Panamax/Furman Expands Energy Management, Control Functionality of BlueBOLT(TM) Platform With Version 1.2 Update

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 3, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced a major update to its BlueBOLT(TM) power and energy management platform. To help users conserve energy and lower their utility bills, BlueBOLT version 1.2 greatly expands the energy management feature set, in addition to providing new control options.

BlueBOLT version 1.2 allows integrators or end users to input energy rates specific to devices’ installation locations. Using this information, the BlueBOLT platform calculates the energy used by connected devices and reports it, historically and in real time, in kilowatt-hours as well as dollars. Energy usage information can be viewed on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Users can also set energy budgets for their equipment and receive alerts when their usage is near or exceeding their allotted budget.

“With these enhancements, BlueBOLT users can easily access much more comprehensive information regarding their energy usage,” said Bill Pollock, president of Panamax/Furman. “By seeing how much energy their connected devices are using in dollars and cents, it’s much easier to make informed decisions on how they use their electronics. They can affect change with their systems using BlueBOLT’s scheduled conservation and remote outlet control functionality.”

Additional enhancements of BlueBOLT version 1.2 include an updated graphical user interface as well as an auto-reboot feature for networking equipment. With auto-reboot, outlets can be designed to automatically power-cycle when an Internet connection is lost, eliminating the all-too-common need to hard-reboot modems and routers.

The 1.2 update is free to all BlueBOLT users and is compatible with all BlueBOLT-enabled devices.

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