InfoComm 2013
Booth 3931

Furman(R) Products on Display at InfoComm 2013

VT-EXT Vertical Rack Strip
The Panamax(R)/Furman(R) Vertex VT-EXT vertical rack strip provides integrators with eight outlets (three with transformer spacing), addresses ground loop issues with specialized mounting brackets, and simplifies cord management to reduce installation time. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a Panamax/Furman power management unit to provide clean, safe power, extending Panamax and Furman’s advanced protection and filtration technologies to connected equipment.

The Vertex VT-EXT features mounting clips with plastic spacers which allows the strip to be mounted vertically to an equipment rack while helping to prevent ground loop issues. The unit’s vertical orientation allows integrators to use various length component power cords to save space, eliminate cord clutter, and drastically reduce installation time. In addition, the unit features a detachable 10-foot power cord that can easily be swapped out for a shorter cord if desired.

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Image Caption: Panamax(R)/Furman(R) VT-EXT Vertical Rack Strip

MD2-ZB SmartPlug and BB-ZB1 Gateway
At InfoComm 2013, Furman(R) will highlight the new BB-ZB1 gateway, which works in conjunction with the Panamax(R) MD2-ZB. The MD2-ZB SmartPlug provides energy monitoring, individual outlet control, scheduled conservation, and surge protection in a compact form factor that plugs directly into any standard 120V, 15A outlet. Utilizing ZigBee(R) wireless communications, the MD2-ZB can be monitored, controlled, programmed, and remotely accessed via Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based BlueBOLT(R) energy management and control platform via the wired BB-ZB1 gateway. For integrators, BlueBOLT reduces service calls through remote control of the MD2-ZB’s two discrete AC outlets from any Internet-enabled device. Additionally, the platform provides real-time and historical power related data, including energy consumption in kWh and dollars. This data allows integrators to schedule conservation periods to eliminate wasted power and decrease utility bills.

Offering a thin profile of 1.5 inches, the MD2-ZB houses two side-mounted outlets and provides status, network, and wiring fault indicators, in addition to push-button “override” power switches to instantly power outlets on/off from the top of the device. The unit’s Protect-or-Disconnect” circuitry completely disconnects AC power to connected equipment in the event of a catastrophic surge. To accommodate the look of any room, the MD2-ZB’s front cover can easily be removed and painted to match the wall color.

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Caption: MD2-ZB

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Caption: BB-ZB1

Furman(R) Manufacturers’ Training at InfoComm 2013:

AC Power Management for Audio/Video Professionals
Friday, June 14: 1:00  2:30 p.m.

At InfoComm 2013, Furman(R) will offer a manufacturers’ training session covering a variety of topics, including AC surge suppression, filtering, power sequencing, cloud-based remote monitoring and control, voltage regulation, and battery back-up. Attendees will learn how to resolve common power issues in a variety of installation scenarios, with an emphasis placed on the benefits of the Contractor Series and BlueBOLT(R) technologies. Participants in the training are eligible to receive InfoComm CTS(R) Renewal Credits. Presenting the training session will be Christos Desalernos, director of Pro Division sales at Furman.

Company Quote:
“At InfoComm 2013, we will be focusing on the extension of our advanced power and energy management technologies throughout any commercial installation,” said John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core(R) Brands. “The VT-EXT rack strip makes it easy to add additional power outlets in an equipment rack. Additionally we will be showcasing our MD2-ZB SmartPlug and BB-ZB1 gateway. Together, the devices allow integrators to bring the power of our BlueBOLT(R) energy management and control platform down to an individual outlet level for electronics anywhere throughout a facility. We will also be demonstrating our Contractor Series products specifically designed to provide scalable power sequencing to installations of any size. Off the show floor, integrators can attend our manufacturers’ training to see how these products can easily meet the power and energy management needs of any commercial project.”

Company Overview:
Furman(R) has been an international leader in developing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 35 years. The company’s power and energy management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance while protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning. As part of Panamax(R) LLC, Furman addresses all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and video, the music industry, broadcasting, audio/video recording, 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. Furman is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at

Furman is part of the Core(R) Brands division of Nortek Inc. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON(R), BlueBOLT(R), ELAN(R), Furman(R), Niles(R), Panamax(R), Proficient(R), SpeakerCraft(R), Sunfire(R), and Xantech(R) brands.

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