Panamax Expands PRO Series With New MAX® 5510 -Pro Power Conditioner

Custom Installer-Centered Component With Isolated/Balanced Power Option and RS-232 Interface Provides Seamless Integration With Home Automation Systems

PETALUMA, CA - November 12, 2004 - Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power protection and conditioning products, introduces the MAX® 5510 -Pro (model # M5510 -Pro), the newest addition to its custom installation -centered PRO Series. Tailored specifically for home theater system installers who need a high -end power conditioner that works with today's advanced home automation systems, the MAX® 5510 -Pro features an RS -232 interface for home automation system compatibility, along with selectable Isolated or Balanced Power output.

"Our MAX® 5510 -Pro complements automation systems like AMX and Crestron by providing the installer with home theater power conditioning that can integrate seamlessly with the automation system," said Don King, director of product marketing at Panamax. "This new model combines our user -selectable Balanced/Isolated Power technology with all of the other enhanced performance features introduced last year in the MAX® 5410 -Pro."

The MAX® 5510 -Pro is designed to improve system performance and distribute clean, safe power to home theater equipment in an automated home. Its RS -232 interface controls the power state of connected equipment, and allows for programming power cycles on components like satellite receivers, which may lock up after downloading software updates. The selectable Balanced/Isolated power modes allow the installer to match the unit's noise filtration & conditioning to the specific needs of an installation.

Meter lighting is controlled by a front -panel pushbutton which cycles between Low Amber, High Amber, Low Blue, High Blue and Off. A 12 -volt -in trigger, combined with time -delay AC outlet capability, controls start -up and shut -down of amplifiers, and avoids damage to partner components like speakers. A 12 -Volt -out trigger, generated by the M5510 -Pro, enables combined automation functions and facilitates one -button system operation by initiating appliances like automated screens, lifts, and draperies. In addition, the MAX® 5510 -Pro features isolation between outlet banks and noise filtration both at input and bi -directionally between interconnected components.

With a suggested retail price of $1499.00, the MAX® 5510 -Pro increases the functional value of interconnected components in the most sensitive and demanding home automation environments. It is the newest, most effective tool for handling power filtration issues.

The MAX® 5510 -Pro is scheduled to ship in January 2005.

Panamax - The Industry's Leader in Innovation and Technology

Panamax has been the premier power -conditioning manufacturer in the consumer electronics industry for over 25 years. Panamax has a staff of 5 full -time research & development specialists, and has introduced many technological innovations to the power -conditioning product arena. Panamax also has a high -power test laboratory that is certified by CSA to perform agency testing, and has drawn on an unparalleled understanding of noise filtration and surge protection to create the finest power -conditioning products available in the market today.

About Panamax

For over 25 years, Panamax has specialized in producing the most innovative power -conditioning products available to protect home and small business electronics equipment from damage caused by power surges and lightning. The company's extensive line of award -winning power conditioners is designed to safeguard a wide array of electrical equipment including computers, telephone systems, copiers, domestic appliances, home theater and direct broadcast satellite systems. Panamax is ISO 9001 -certified and markets its line of power conditioners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Pacific rim. The company has earned numerous industry awards, and is backed by outstanding customer service and the best warranties the industry has to offer.

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