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Panamax/Furman to Offer Free Home Theater Power and Energy Management Training Sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2011

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 24, 2011 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company will be offering two free 90-minute training sessions at CEDIA EXPO 2011. Providing a continuing education unit (CEU) value of 0.75, the presentations will explore the use and integration of multiple power and energy management products, including Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT(R) platform. Presented by Panamax National Trainer Marshall Currier, “Home Theater Power Management Solutions: Increasing Profits While Minimizing Service Calls” will take place on Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. “AC Power: the Foundation of Every Home Theater System,” presented by Furman Senior Product Designer Garth Powell, will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. All sessions will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Ind.

During the “Home Theater Power Management Solutions: Increasing Profits While Minimizing Service Calls” session, Currier will teach attendees how to use, integrate, and configure power and energy management solutions, including new BlueBOLT-enabled battery backup products, the Power Management family of components, and Panamax’s new M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO BlueBOLT solutions, as well as on-wall and in-wall products. At the end of the session, a Panamax M4300-PM power conditioner with Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM(TM)) and linear noise filtration (LiFT(TM)) will be given away to a lucky attendee.

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 how to 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 using Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT platform in every A/V system. At the end of the session, each attendee will have the opportunity to win a Furman AC-215A compact power conditioner with auto-resetting voltage protection.

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. Auto-reboot for networking equipment allows outlets to be designated 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

Currier has worked in the consumer electronics industry for more than 13 years, and he 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 salespeople and installers, independent dealers, and electronics distributors. He has held the national trainer position at Panamax for five years.

Powell has worked in the professional audio, broadcast, audiophile, and home theater industries for more than 30 years. Many of his designs have won awards, including the Golden Ear Awards, Electronic House Product of the Year awards, and TEC awards. He was responsible for creating the Furman CE power product division more than 11 years ago, and he has been an engineer and product designer at Furman for 15 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 and energy management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the connected components 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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