Panamax/Furman says that it has successfully completed beta testing of its BlueBOLT technology and that hardware is now shipping.
Select dealers who participated in the Beta test gave BlueBOLT high marks and could see the immediate benefits of the plug-and-play power and energy management technology, according to the company.
Panamax/Furman says that BlueBOLT provides installers and dealers with an energy management platform that can save their clients money on utility bills, provide them with a higher level of energy consumption awareness, and help them to be more energy efficient.
“The fundamental benefit of power management is that we add value to an installed system by ensuring protection and maximum performance,” Panamax/Furman senior vice president of sales and marketing Dave Keller said. “With BlueBOLT, we layer on 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 our customer’s installations.”
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’s features include remote outlet control for hard-reboots of connected equipment; e-mail alerts when power anomalies occur; scheduled commands for power-up, power-down, or power-cycling of outlets; monitoring of current consumption and incoming voltage in near-real time or over history; and permissions settings to provide secure device access at administrator, installer, or client level.
BlueBOLT-enabled devices now shipping include the Panamax M4315-PRO 15-amp power conditioner (MSRP $649.95) and M4320-PRO 20-amp power conditioner (MSRP $749.95). The Panamax MB1500 and Furman F1500-UPS A/V Battery Backup solutions (MSRP $1,299.95 each) can be configured for BlueBOLT access with the addition of the BlueBOLT-CV1 interface card (MSRP $249.95). Authorized Panamax/Furman dealers can learn more about the platform and get BlueBOLT-certified at https://www.mybluebolt.com/.