At CEDIA 2009, Panamax will be showing its complete line of UPS battery back-ups for home theaters, which includes the all new MX5102 and MB1500, as well as the existing MB1000, MB850, and M1500-UPS-PFP.
These units prevent critical equipment from losing its setup configuration and stored data, while avoiding hard-disk crashes in the event of a sustained power event, such as a power outage. In addition, the battery back-ups safeguard front and rear projection lamps by allowing them to cool down properly before shutting off, saving money on replacement costs.
The MB1500 and MB1000 feature eight battery-powered, surge protected, and Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) outlets (four non-critical-load outlets and four critical-load outlets), which ensure uninterrupted operation of connected equipment during a temporary power failure. All four banks of outlets may be programmed to shutdown depending on critical and/or non-critical applications. For the ultimate in home theater protection, these two standalone UPS units are designed to be used in conjunction with one of Panamax’s many power management solutions.
MX5102 Power Management, Surge Protection, and UPS Battery Back-Up System
The MX5102 is Panamax’s first product to combine power management features such as linear filtration, surge protection, and battery back-up for home theater systems all in a single unit. Available as a standalone product or as part of a rackmount solution, the unit’s front panel offers an LCD status display that displays the incoming line voltage as well as battery run time remaining in case of a power failure. The hybrid MX5102 provides UPS functionality through two of its 10 outlets, while still providing common power management features such as high current outlets and 12V triggering to the other 8 outlets.
Supplied with cables and a rack mounting kit, the MX5102 is available now at an MSRP of $649.95.
Panamax’s MB1500 features a 12A capacity with 1500VA battery back-up, while including additional surge protection, Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR), and Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) with four isolated outlet banks across 8 outlets. This standalone UPS includes an RS-232 serial port for connection and communication between the UPS and an automation, media server, or computer system using an additional encrypted USB port. This enables installers to program a number of variables, including the critical load battery threshold and isolated bank shutdown based on application properties.
Remote or local IP control is available with an optional IP card, which allows the MB1500 to be either managed remotely or integrated into a home network. An optional 2-RU battery extension pack is also available to lengthen the battery life of the unit. The MB1500’s front panel offers an intuitive menu navigation system and LCD status display. The front panel is completed by a line fault indicator which illuminates in red to warn the user that a wiring problem exists.
The MB1500 will be available in Q3 2009 at an MSRP of $1299.95
The MB1000’s Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) prevents home theater equipment lock-ups due to power sags, while keeping connected components from heating up and/or premature failure. An RS-232 serial communication port provides connection and communication between the UPS and a HTPC (home theater personal computer) or home automation system. The MB1000’s front panel offers an intuitive menu navigation system and LCD status display that monitors the incoming line voltage and displays battery time remaining in case of a power loss.
The MB1000 is available now at an MSRP of $729.95.
Measuring 10.25 inches by 8.875 inches by 4.375 inches (length x height x width) and weighing only 16 pounds, the MB850 is an ideal back-up solution for home theater applications with remotely located A/V equipment or space and weight constraints, where the unit can be placed close to the equipment. This is especially useful in the protection of home theater projectors, which often are located far from the A/V equipment rack and are generally installed in the ceiling, where the weight of components is a factor.
The MB850’s Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) prevents home theater equipment lock-ups due to power sags, while keeping connected components from heating up. USB and RS-232 serial communication ports provide connection and communication between the UPS and a HTPC (home theater personal computer) or home automation system.
The MB850 is available now at an MSRP of $299.95.