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Furman 2012 NAMM Show Preview

Furman to Introduce New Power Products for Audio Professionals at the 2012 NAMM Show

At the 2012 NAMM Show, Furman will demonstrate its new Contractor Series of AC power management solutions specifically designed for audio professionals, and BlueBOLT(R) cloud-based technology for remote monitoring and control of installed systems. In addition, the company will provide hands-on demonstrations of its protection and AC noise filtering technologies.

Furman Contractor Series

CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers(TM)

Engineered specifically for pro A/V and commercial installers, the CN-1800S (15A capacity) and CN-2400S (20A capacity) SmartSequencers(TM) combine AC power distribution, protection, filtration, and sequential system power on/off in 1RU, 120VAC rack-mount units for installations of any size.

SmartSequencing(TM) technology allows large and complex A/V systems to be safely powered on and off with a simple press of a button or turn of a key, even by non-technical personnel. SmartSequencing’s bidirectional communications between installed units enable a primary unit to control and sequence multiple secondary units, ensuring multizone electronic systems are powered on and off safely and dependably from a single control point across an entire installation. Units can be connected via current loops at runs of more than 1,000 feet, and offer backwards compatibility with Furman’s legacy sequencers and/or third-party products.

Providing robust control options, the CN-1800S and CN-2400S are equipped with RS-232 ports and command sets for PC control or integration with control systems. An optional RS-232-to-Ethernet adaptor (sold separately) adds full IP-addressability to the unit, allowing it to be controlled, programmed, and monitored from a smartphone, tablet, PC, or any Web-enabled device via Telnet, direct HTTP connection, or Panamax/Furman’s BlueBOLT(R) hosted remote power and energy management platform.

Both devices feature eight rear-panel outlets — in addition to one front-panel convenience outlet — in four duplex outlet banks, with three of the banks capable of being sequenced on and off with an adjustable delay. All outlets provide clean, safe power with Furman’s SMP, EVS, and LiFT protection and filtration technologies.

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Image Caption: Furman CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers

CN-15MP and CN-20MP MiniPorts

For powered speakers or components located away from the main equipment rack, the CN-MP15 (15A capacity) and CN-MP20 (20A capacity) work in tandem with the CN-1800S and CN-2400S to expand the benefits of SmartSequencing(TM) throughout larger installations. Both products are also compatible with legacy (non-Contractor Series) and non-Furman power conditioners/sequencers via remote terminal blocks. Each model features one pair of AC outlets with configurable delay on/off options and Extreme Voltage Shutdown circuitry to protect against under/overvoltage conditions.

The CN-1800S, CN-2400S, CN-MP15, CN-MP20, and RS-232-to-Ethernet adaptor (model # BB-RS232) will be available in 2012. Additional Contractor Series products will be released throughout the year for even more installation flexibility with the SmartSequencing platform.

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Image Caption: Furman CN-20MP MiniPort

Company Quote:

“Devices in our Contractor Series have been engineered to power and protect today’s most advanced systems,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman. “Along with our trusted SMP, EVS, and LiFT technologies for advanced maximum equipment protection and performance, these units are packed with next-generation features that will greatly benefit commercial A/V installers. Our new SmartSequencing(TM) platform allows the devices to integrate fully with advanced control systems, and it offers optional compatibility with a variety of Web-based remote communications protocols — including our cloud-based BlueBOLT(R) platform — to meet the energy management needs of end users.”

Company Overview:

Furman 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 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


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2012 NAMM Show


Booth 6868, Hall A


1690 Corporate Circle

Petaluma, CA 94954


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John Benz

Director of Marketing

+1 (707) 766-2359


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InGear PR

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