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Panamax/Furman to Offer Free Home Theater Power and Energy Management Training Sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2010

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sept. 14, 2010 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company will be offering three free 90-minute training sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2010. Providing a continuing education unit (CEU) value of .375, the presentations will explore the use and integration of multiple power and energy management products, including Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT(R) platform. Presented by Furman senior product designer Garth Powell, “AC Power — the Foundation of Every Home Theater System” will take place on Friday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. “Home Theater Power Management Solutions,” presented by Panamax national trainer Marshall Currier, will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. All sessions will take place in room A316.

By attending “AC Power — the Foundation of Every Home Theater System,” installers will learn how to protect components from a wide variety of common AC power issues and achieve maximum sound and video quality by eliminating AC line noise. In addition, Powell will discuss how installers can improve customer service and provide their clients with a robust energy management solution by utilizing Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT platform in every A/V system. At the end of the session, each attendee will have the opportunity to win one of two Furman AC-215A compact power conditioners with auto-resetting voltage protection.

Currier will teach attendees of “Home Theater Power Management Solutions” how to use, integrate, and configure power and energy management solutions, including new BlueBOLT-enabled battery backup products, the PM family of components, Panamax’s new M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO BlueBOLT solutions, in addition to on-wall and in-wall products. At the end of the session, a Panamax M4300-PM power conditioner with Automatic Voltage Monitoring and Level 2 Power Cleaning will be given away.

To improve customer service, BlueBOLT allows individual outlets or outlet banks to be power-cycled from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device — drastically reducing service calls. With its auto-reboot feature for networking equipment, 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.

As a comprehensive energy management solution, BlueBOLT allows integrators 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.

About the Presenters

Powell has worked in the professional audio, broadcast, audiophile, and home theater industries for 31 years. Many of his designs have won awards throughout the world, including the Golden Ear Awards, Product of the Year, and TEC awards to name a few. He is responsible for creating the Furman CE power product division more than 10 years ago, and has been an engineer and product designer at Furman for 14 years.

Currier has worked in the consumer electronics industry for more than 12 years, and has held various training positions developing training curricula for Panasonic, Sony, and Toshiba. Currier has developed countless online training programs and trained thousands of industry sales people and installers, independent dealers, and electronics distributors. He has held the national trainer position at Panamax for four years.

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About Panamax/Furman
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(R), 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 www.panamax.com and www.furmansound.com.

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