Panamax/Furman CEDIA EXPO 2010 Product Preview

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“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.

Wireless BlueBOLT(TM) Demonstration
CEDIA EXPO attendees will receive a sneak preview of how the benefits of BlueBOLT(TM) can be wirelessly extended to smaller point-of-use, direct plug-in devices. These devices provide an easy way for users to manage power and monitor the energy usage of more electronic devices throughout the home, giving them a larger picture of overall home energy consumption.

BlueBOLT(TM) Platform Updates
The Panamax/Furman booth at CEDIA EXPO 2010 will include a demo of the latest updates to its BlueBOLT(TM) power and energy management platform. To help users conserve energy and lower their utility bills, BlueBOLT now 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 now also includes 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.

BlueBOLT(TM) – Energy Management
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Photo Caption: Energy management isn’t much without control. Not only does BlueBOLT(TM) enable end-user control of outlets/devices, but it provides real-time and historical data voltage input, current draw, and energy consumption by kWh and in dollars.

BlueBOLT(TM) – Scheduled Conservation
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Photo Caption: Scheduled conservation commands cut all current to components that are not in use, providing a convenient and realistic way to eliminate wasteful stand-by power.

Panamax/Furman will be displaying the latest addition to its award-winning PFPower in-wall family: the MIW-SURGE-1G. Ideal for power and protection of flat-panel displays and other components located away from the main system rack or cabinet, the MIW-SURGE-1G features two surge-protected outlets with Protect or Disconnect(TM) circuitry and fits in any standard single-gang plastic or metal outlet box. To ensure compatibility with most standard installations, the unit uses standard wiring device screw-hole alignment. An LED displays power status in green or a line fault in red. The MIW-SURGE-1G is also compatible with any Decora faceplate, allowing for seamless integration into any home theater design. MSRP of $49.95

Photo Link: Photo Caption: The Panamax/Furman PFPower MIW-SURGE-1G is an ideal solution for running power to and protecting components located away from the main system rack or cabinet such as flat-panel televisions that mount close to the wall.

MD2 Family
At CEDIA EXPO 2010, Panamax will showcase the next generation of its M2 family of surge protectors: the MD2 family. 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. For a wide variety of home and office electronic equipment, each MD2 device offers two side-mounted AC outlets with EMI/RFI filtration circuitry for clean, unimpeded power.

This multi-use unit provides AC surge protection for computers, printers, copiers, appliances, and televisions. MSRP of $39.95

Optimized for AC and telephone/LAN protection, the MD2-TL protects equipment such as modems, switches, phone systems, fax machines, and printers from electrical surges that travel over telephone or LAN lines. MSRP of $49.95

For plasma/LCD displays, VCR/DVR components, cable modems, and set-top boxes, the MD2-C offers premium power filtration for improved picture and sound, and one pair of universal CATV/SAT/ANT ultra-low-loss connectors to protect equipment from electrical surges that travel over cable, satellite, and over-the-air antenna lines. MSRP of $49.95

A new addition to the family, the MD2-CT combines AC, coaxial, and phone line protection in one compact device. Featuring in/out telco and coaxial connectors, the unit is ideal for televisions, VCR/DVR components, and satellite/cable set-top boxes. MSRP of $59.95

Designed to deliver the signal from source components to remotely located A/V equipment such as projectors or subwoofers, the MD2-RCA offers three RCA input/outputs to protect equipment from electrical surges that travel over low-voltage RCA lines. For complete protection against signal cable transferrable surges and spikes, the MD2-RCA includes a grounding module with three more RCA inputs/outputs for grounding longer cable runs back to a power management component featuring a grounding binding post. MSRP of $69.95

MD2 Family
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Photo Caption: 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.

Company Overview:

Panamax and Furman have been international leaders in providing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 35 years. Their power management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the components connected while protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning. Together, as part of Panamax LLC, Panamax, Furman, and PFPower (a Panamax/Furman brand) address all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and music, broadcasting, audio/video recording, OEM, and office equipment. Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based power and energy management platform, BlueBOLT(TM), sets a new industry standard in ease of installation and use. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at and

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