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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

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.

The Panamax M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO power management products include both TCP/IP and RS-232 serial control interface cards, allowing dealers to select the interface that best suits their control application. Both interfaces provide control over eight discrete AC outlets with real-time voltage and current feedback, in addition to an internal temperature sensor. If dealers choose to use the preinstalled TCP/IP interface card with a Crestron control system, BlueBOLT functionality is retained, enabling simple remote access, energy management, optional scheduling of conservation events, email alerts, and even auto-rebooting of connected network devices.

The Furman F1500 and Panamax MB1500 advanced battery-backup solutions include preinstalled two-way serial interface cards, with the option of upgrading to TCP/IP control through the BlueBOLT-CV1 card (sold separately). These feature-rich, BlueBOLT-compatible products offer four outlet control banks, critical and non-critical load-shedding configuration options, and an IR control link for front-projection displays.

“The new driver modules for our BlueBOLT-compatible power management and UPS products provide dealers and their clients with the ultimate in convenience and accessibility,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Panamax/Furman. “Easy integration with Crestron’s control and automation systems allows access to the full functionality for these solutions via a Crestron touch panel. When combined with BlueBOLT remote power and energy management features, individual outlets or outlet banks can be controlled from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device, drastically reducing service calls.”

The drivers are available from Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program website at http://www.crestron.com/partnerships/integrated_partner_program/.

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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 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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