PETALUMA, Calif. — Oct. 8, 2007 —
Furman Sound/Panamax, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that its i-Series of power management products was recognized at CEDIA EXPO 2007 with three leading industry awards. The Elite-15 PF i was the recipient of a CustomRetailer Exc!te award and was named by Electronic House as one of its Products of the Year for 2007, while Furman‘s IT-Reference i-Series took home the RESI award for best power management product.
The Electronic House Products of the Year were chosen by the editors of EH Publishing‘s four magazines dedicated to the electronic house. Their decisions were based on reviews that ran throughout the year, product demos, and talking with the installers and users of the products. New products were judged on the promise of features that the editors felt would be great. Topping the list of criteria was technological innovation, combined with overall value and outstanding features.
The RESI award, presented by Residential Systems magazine, honors the most innovative product designs in the custom installation industry and was judged by an esteemed panel of custom installers and industrial designers. The Exc!te award, presented by CustomRetailer Magazine, pays tribute to products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing solutions oriented for the custom installation professional. The winners were selected from hundreds of nominations received and judged by the magazine‘s editorial staff.
“It is truly an honor to receive such widespread recognition for our i-Series products by three of the leading industry awards,” said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Furman and Panamax. “Our engineers worked hard to ensure that the Elite-15 PF i and IT-Reference i-Series provide crisp, detailed images and sound for our customers while also guaranteeing the longevity of their components. These awards demonstrate our dedication to the superiority of our power management solutions and are a real testament to the advanced technology behind our i-Series products.”
Furman‘s i-Series products feature bold yet elegant new designs with smooth contours of black steel and silver brushed aluminum complemented by clear blue LED lights. At the center of the Elite-15 PF i is Furman‘s unique Power Factor Technology, which ensures that low-level analog, digital, and video components are not modulated or distorted via the power amplifier‘s extreme AC current demands. In addition to technologies such as Discrete Symmetrically Balanced Power, the IT-Reference 15i and IT-Reference 20i have been optimized with a new “Dual-Screen” technology that provides greater noise reduction for the clearest audio and images.
All i-Series products feature Furman‘s proprietary Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) technology, which combines three filtering and protection circuits: Linear Filtering Technology™ (LiFT) suppresses noise dramatically and consistently across the entire dynamic range; Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) clamps and dissipates damaging transient voltages at the highest degree available without sacrificing itself; and Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) circuitry protects against prolonged overvoltages by shutting off the incoming power until the overvoltage condition is corrected.
More information about Furman‘s Elite-15 PF i and IT-Reference i-Series is available at
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Panamax and Furman Sound have been international leaders in providing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 30 years. Their power management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the components connected while protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning. Together, as part of Panamax, Inc., these two brands address all major electronic markets including home theater, professional audio and music, broadcasting, audio/video recording, OEM, and office equipment. The companies are based in Petaluma, Calif., and sell through an international dealer network, domestic specialty retailers, distributors, and in select retail outlets. More information is available at
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