While contractors have used Panamax/Furman products in the past, the company formally committed to the contractor market with two purpose-built products at Infocomm–the first in the company’s new Contractor Series. The CN-1800S and CN-2400S programmable SmartSequencers are the debut of Furman’s SmartSequencing(TM) technology; they allow even the largest and most complex A/V systems in commercial installations to be powered on and off safely with a single press of a button or turn of a key. This launch is in keeping with Furman’s work to anticipate the future of energy management.
The low-hanging savings that comes from being able to simply turn things off is a nice compliment to Furman’s BlueBOLT platform, which is available free with Furman products. BlueBOLT was created for the consumer space and introduced to contractors at last year’s Infocomm; it provides tools for energy management to help users interface with future smart grid developments and other energy economy related issues for measuring and managing use. These are things that will be relevant in commercial AV in the not-too-distant future. The Furman booth #IC1325 is a great place to wrap your head around how software and simple control systems can work–ask for a demo.