Capitol is now the first national distributor to be certified on both the Panamax and Furman BlueBOLT power and energy management product lines.
BlueBOLT provides hosted IP (Internet Protocol) power control and energy monitoring for AV systems. Users can control BlueBOLT-equipped units through Panamax/Furman’s hosted BlueBOLT servers for plug-and-play setup (secured with SSL Extended Verification), or, if preferred, via direct connection over Telnet or HTTP using the BlueBOLT-CV1’s embedded web server.
“BlueBOLT is the perfect example of how newly developed IP technologies are helping installers and end-users maximize energy efficiency without missing a beat,” commented Jeff Kussard, Capitol’s director of strategic development. “For Capitol, it was love at first sight. We knew that for us to help our customers grow their business through improved energy management options, we’d first have to get up to speed ourselves. We are proud to offer what will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most important energy management solutions in the residential and light commercial markets.”
“When it comes to understanding their customers’ needs and the best solutions to support them, Capitol is one of the savviest players on the block,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “They know that there is a tremendous amount of additional value for the installer by not only increasing their ability to respond to service issues quickly and remotely, but by providing valuable information regarding energy usage and power quality to both the installer and their client. And this is just the beginning — as a hosted system, we will continue to update the platform to add even more value and flexibility to their customers’ installations.”
BlueBOLT’s top-line features include a robust energy management suite including real time and historical power monitoring, the ability to set up energy budgets and alerts, real time control of power outlets for remote hard-reboots of problem components, and scheduled conservation commands for greener, more energy efficient installations.