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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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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’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’s Next-Generation MD2 Surge Protectors Bring Together Performance and Style for Home and Office Equipment

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — June 15, 2010 — Panamax today announced the next generation of its M2 family of surge protectors: the MD2. The entire MD2 line is bolstered to include Panamax’s exclusive Protect or Disconnect(TM) circuitry while offering a new paintable cover and slim, unobtrusive design to complement any room.

With Panamax’s Protect or Disconnect circuitry, the new MD2 units disconnect AC power to connected equipment in the event of a catastrophic surge, such as lightning. For a clean, professional look in any application, the surge protectors have been completely redesigned. The models feature a removable front cover that can be painted to match any wall color and a compact size of 3.25 inches by 5.25 inches, with a depth of only 1.5 inches. The paintable front cover plate may also be rotated to directly cover up any LED “Protection OK” indicator lights. (more…)

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…)

Panamax’s M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO Combine Pro Level Power Management With BlueBOLT™ IP Control Technology

Monday, April 19th, 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — April 15, 2010 — Panamax today announced its first PRO series power management products featuring BlueBOLT™ — hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax products. For an optimal home theater experience, the M4315-PRO (15A) and M4320-PRO (20A) combine unprecedented control to reduce service calls with “pro” level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video system performance.

With BlueBOLT, an innovative Web-based power management interface, custom electronics installers and integrators can power-cycle all eight individual M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO outlets from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device — dramatically reducing service calls. Unlike some competitive Web-connected power management devices, BlueBOLT-enabled devices automatically connect to www.mybluebolt.com — a Panamax and Furman hosted Web site — without requiring complicated network/router setup, port forwarding, or static IP addresses. The BlueBOLT-CV1 IP card comes pre-installed, allowing custom installers and integrators (and/or end users) to simply log on and take control. (more…)

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