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Panamax/Furman Selected For Savant Excellence in AV Program

PETALUMA, Calif. — April 9, 2009 — Panamax/Furman, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced that the company was selected for Savant’s Excellence in AV Program. Savant designs, develops, and manufactures a complete suite of media and home automation solutions. As part of the Excellence in AV Program, the Panamax M7500-PRO, MB1000, Furman F1000-UPS, and PFPower M1500-UPS-PFP power management systems allow seamless installation with Savant’s automation solutions through an RS-232 communication port.

Savant’s Excellence in AV Program is targeted to form relationships with the best-in-breed manufacturers of audio, video, lighting control, HVAC, security, and other components, devices, and subsystems from many diverse markets. With dozens already signed up, Savant will continue to expand this program to promote interoperability throughout the industry.

A strategic relationship with Savant allows a manufacturer’s products to operate seamlessly in a Savant system’s environment. Savant at its core is an open programmable platform supporting UDP/IP, TCP/IP, RS-232/422/485, and IR serial communication, and low-voltage trigger outputs.

“We strive to partner with companies that have a strong market presence, and provide solutions that our dealers can stand behind without worry. Panamax/Furman certainly fits this criteria,” said Craig Spinner, director of marketing at Savant. “For installers, the RS-232 port on the Panamax/Furman units automatically configures each outlet for significant time savings and reduced errors. For our customers, this partnership provides access to unmatched power filtration and UPS technologies for their sensitive components.”

The Panamax M7500-PRO has been specifically engineered to improve the performance and life expectancy of home theater equipment. At the heart of the unit is an advanced power filtration system featuring a 720-VA balanced isolation transformer that provides power for digital source components and displays. In addition, any noise generated by digital source components is canceled out and prevented from reaching key audio or video equipment, resulting in a significant increase of the equipment’s signal-to-noise ratio. The M7500-PRO’s ground isolation feature mechanically interrupts ground loops, making the power management device especially useful for applications with unstable power or complicated ground issues.

The Panamax MB1000, Furman F1000-UPS, and PFPower M1500-UPS-PFP uninterruptible power supplies/power conditioners provide battery backup, power protection, voltage regulation, and line noise filtration for A/V equipment. The units maintain power temporarily during short blackouts or brownouts to prevent lengthy restart sequences, and protect equipment by allowing it to safely shut down during extended blackouts. Dual IR emitter control allows ceiling projectors to cool their lamps properly to prevent damage from excessive heat before shutting down.

“Savant holds firm to a high standard for both integrators and end users, and we are honored to be chosen for their Excellence in AV Program,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax and Furman. “This is an exciting opportunity for us and provides access to a new network of highly reputable dealers. We are pleased to offer such a powerful combination of extraordinary automation solutions that are shaping the industry with the most advanced power management solutions available.”

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About Savant Systems

Savant was founded by a core group of technology pioneers with hundreds of years of combined real-world experience in peripheral applications such as programmable systems, digital signal processing, telephony, switching systems, video processing, and home electronics integration. The Savant team is committed to redefining the home control systems industry with a visionary solution to home automation that emphasizes reliability and a maintenance-friendly open platform. The Savant product suite is distinguished by an unparalleled blend of cutting-edge technology and advanced next-generation graphics. www.savantav.com

About Panamax ~ Furman
Panamax and Furman have been international leaders in providing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 30 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, Inc., 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. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at www.furmansound.com and www.panamax.com.

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