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Furman 2012 NAMM Show Preview

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

2012 NAMM Show
Furman
Booth 6868, Hall A

Furman
1690 Corporate Circle
Petaluma, CA 94954
USA

Furman Contact:
John Benz
Director of Marketing
+1 (707) 766-2359
Email: johnb@furmansound.com
Website: www.furmansound.com

Agency Contact:
Josh Carlson
InGear PR
+1 (408) 892-6771
Email: josh@ingearpr.com

Furman to Introduce New Power Products for Audio Professionals at the 2012 NAMM Show

At the 2012 NAMM Show, Furman will demonstrate its new Contractor Series of AC power management solutions specifically designed for audio professionals, and BlueBOLT(R) cloud-based technology for remote monitoring and control of installed systems. In addition, the company will provide hands-on demonstrations of its protection and AC noise filtering technologies.
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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 Now Shipping Latest Additions to Award-Winning PFPower In-Wall Family: MIW-SURGE-1G and Enhanced MIW-SURGE

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

PETALUMA, Calif. — March 22, 2011 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company is now shipping the latest addition to its award-winning PFPower in-wall family — the MIW-SURGE-1G — in addition to the enhanced MIW-SURGE optimized for easier installation. The units are ideal for AC power protection of flat-panel displays that are mounted close to the wall and other components located away from the main system rack or cabinet. The MIW-SURGE’s standard size and ease of installation also makes it ideal for protection of other electronics around the house, such as home office electronics and kitchen appliances.
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Furman Signs Distribution Agreement With Invision UK

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 11, 2010 — Furman today announced that the company has partnered with Invision UK, one of the U.K.’s fastest growing trade-only distributors of integrated A/V solutions for residential, commercial, and marine applications. Under the agreement, Invision UK will distribute and provide technical support for Furman’s home theater line of power management products, including the Reference i-Series, Elite i-Series, and compact AC-210 A E power conditioner, throughout the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.

Located in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, and supported by a state-of-the-art National Logistics Center in the West Midlands, Invision UK offers a unique combination of A/V market knowledge, personal service, and technical expertise. The company’s trade customers sell and install everything from entertainment systems to lighting, digital signage, security, communication, and computer networks.

“We are excited to add Furman’s power management products to our exceptional portfolio of innovative products from world-class manufacturers,” said Steve Beahan, managing director of Invision UK. “For residential installations, the Reference i-Series, Elite i-Series, and AC-210 A E provide maximum protection and performance for premium home cinema systems, assuring equipment longevity and stunning audio and video uncorrupted by the effects of noisy AC power.”

Furman’s Reference i-Series has been recognized in the U.K. with a 2010 SVI Trade Award for “Best Power Conditioner.” Taking home HiFi Plus magazine’s “Product of the Year” award in 2009, the IT-Reference 16E i features Discrete Symmetrically Balanced Power, Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT), SMP/EVS professional-level AC protection, and Power Factor Technology to provide home theater systems with a pristine, balanced, low-impedance power supply to ensure unparalleled performance. Additionally for Invision UK’s customers, the Reference i-Series SPR-16E i voltage regulator provides 230V stable voltage to connected equipment from any input source between 213V and 245V, as well as SMP/EVS protection and LiFT for maximum performance and longevity of A/V equipment.

Furman’s Elite-10E i offers SMP/EVS protection, LiFT, dual pull-out LED lights, and a 10A capacity. The Elite-16 PF E i adds additional filtration bandwidth, a larger 16A capacity, and Furman’s exclusive Power Factor Technology for uncompromised performance from current-hungry components such as power amplifiers and powered subwoofers.

Rounding out the selection, the AC-210 A E power conditioner’s compact, low-profile design makes it ideal for mounting to the back of a flat-screen television or anywhere that discreetly located, remote power protection and purification are needed. The AC-210 A E features SMP, LiFT, and Auto-Reset EVS circuitry to detect dangerous voltage irregularities and safely power down itself and connected equipment in unsafe conditions.

“Our partnership with Invision UK will extend our presence in the European residential market, in addition to providing our current customers with more convenient access to our power and energy management products,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “We are also working hard to bring more solutions to Invision UK and its customers, such as our BlueBOLT(R) energy management platform, which provides consumers with a convenient way to track their energy usage and lower their energy bills.”

Panamax/Furman Awarded Patent for UPS IR Control Link

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 16, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,755,216, entitled “Uninterrupted Power Supply With IR Control Link.” Featuring 20 claims, the patent covers the learning IR control feature in the company’s uninterrupted power supply (UPS) products, which utilizes a projector’s remote control system to interface with the UPS. By learning the projector’s power control infrared (IR) signals, these Panamax/Furman units allow expensive projector bulbs to go through a proper cool-down cycle in a power outage before shutting off, thus extending their lifetime.

“We are very excited to receive the patent for our IR Control Link technology, an important feature that extends the life of projector bulbs, providing significant savings for installers and consumers,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “This is our 19th patent overall. Our expanding portfolio of patent claims speaks highly to our contributions to the power management industry, with groundbreaking technologies that solidify our position as industry experts.”

To avoid permanent damage, many video projectors automatically cool bulbs with a built-in fan, which typically runs for eight to 10 minutes after the projector has been switched off. However, in the event of a power blackout, the high-power projector lamp will drain the UPS batteries quickly and lose power while the lamp is still hot. As a large number of projector OEMs each utilize proprietary firmware and software, UPS systems have not been developed that can automatically interface with projectors to send them into cool-down mode in such a scenario.

Invented by Gerald B. Hoopes, the learning IR control feature of Panamax/Furman’s UPS products solves this problem by recording, learning, and mimicking the IR signals of A/V components’ remote controls. These units can send an IR signal to the equipment to force it to go into a low-power, cool-down mode during a power outage, in which the projector lamp turns off but the fan continues to run while being powered by the UPS, thus allowing the bulb to complete its cool-down cycle.

Panamax/Furman products currently available with this new technology include the MB1500, M1000, MX5102, and F1500-UPS.

Details of patent number 7,755,216, “Uninterrupted Power Supply With IR Control Link,” may be viewed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website: www.uspto.gov.

Panamax/Furman CEDIA EXPO 2010 Product Preview

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Show Quote:
“We have a number of exciting demonstrations in store for CEDIA EXPO attendees this year,
including the latest 1.2 version of our BlueBOLT(TM) power and energy management platform and a sneak peek of how BlueBOLT will go wireless and extend to smaller, direct plug-in devices throughout the home. We’ll also be showcasing the newest member of the PFPower in-wall family and the next-generation MD2 family of surge protectors. Be sure to stop by our booth and see the future of power and energy management.”

Dave Keller
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

New Products and Technologies on Display at CEDIA EXPO 2010:

At CEDIA EXPO 2010, Panamax/Furman will be demonstrating the latest version of its BlueBOLT(TM) Web-based power and energy management platform. In addition, the company will feature a sneak peek of the future of BlueBOLT, demonstrating how the platform can be extended wirelessly to direct plug-in devices. Also on display will be the new MIW-SURGE-1G and the MD2 family of surge protectors.

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Panamax-Furman CEA Line Shows 2010 Preview

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Bill Pollock, president and CEO of Panamax/Furman, will present the Future of Energy in A/V on Wednesday, June 23, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Digital Downtown Conference Room. During the press conference, Pollock will discuss the future of AC power and how it will affect our electronics and lifestyles, in addition to a BlueBOLT(TM) demonstration and a sneak peek at the future of the platform.

New Products and Technologies on Display at CEA Line Shows 2010:

At CEA Line Shows, Panamax/Furman will be demonstrating its revolutionary new BlueBOLT(TM) Web-based power and energy management platform. In addition, the company’s BlueBOLT-enabled M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO power conditioners will be on display, along with the BlueBOLT-compatible F1500 UPS A/V battery backup solution. The PM8-GAV, which provides current sensing for energy conservation, will also be featured.

BlueBOLT(TM)
BlueBOLT(TM) provides hosted IP (Internet Protocol) power control and energy monitoring for A/V systems. Users can control BlueBOLT-equipped units through Panamax/Furman’s hosted BlueBOLT servers for plug-and-play setup. The card is also compatible with the TELNET protocol for integration into existing control systems.

BlueBOLT’s top-line 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; 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. (more…)

Panamax/Furman Named ‘Accessory Vendor of the Year’ by HES

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — April 21, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company was named “Accessory Vendor of the Year” by Home Entertainment Source (HES), a group of specialty consumer electronics independent dealers, at the recent HES Summit in Dallas. A vendor partner of HES since 2008, Panamax/Furman provides the buying group’s members with full access and special pricing on the company’s complete offering of power management technologies.

The annual HES Summit is a three-day event where the buying group’s members gather to discuss their vision for the upcoming year, and review the contributions and level of support from the group’s vendor partners during the previous year. The “Vendor of the Year” winners are then chosen by a panel of HES senior management, including Jim Ristow, HES executive vice president. (more…)

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