Panamax Redefines the Term "Excite" With Recent Win from Custom Retailer Magazine

New MAX® 5500-EX Power Conditioning Product Breaks Out of the Gate With Award-Winning Quality

PETALUMA, CA - October 11, 2005 Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power protection and conditioning products, kicked off an extraordinary season by receiving the Excite Award from Custom Retailer Magazine. The award was presented during the 2005 Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO in recognition of the MAX® 5500 -EX Home Theater Power Conditioner, which features high -current outlets that allow amplifiers and powered subwoofers to work to their full potential.




"We are exceptionally pleased and honored to receive this acknowledgment from the editors of Custom Retailer," said John Maloney, vice president of sales and marketing at Panamax. "With manufacturers offering more sophisticated and compelling solutions for home theater enjoyment, our new EX line is Panamax's contribution to ensuring uninterrupted entertainment."



The M5500 -EX features Level 6 noise filtration with five isolated outlet banks [two banks with AC Regeneration (via a 500VA Isolation Transformer) for digital components, two banks for analog components, and one bank for high current equipment], two outlets per bank, front panel convenience outlet, DC Trigger input and delayed output. The unit also provides protection provides protection for two HD Satellite TV, two HD cable TV, one phone line, and one LAN line. Includes a detachable 10' shielded 12AWG power cord, and rack mount bracket kit. An optional silver bezel is available to match other silver components.



The M5500 -EX employs Panamax's patent -pending Automatic Voltage Monitoring Circuitry (AVM™), which constantly monitors the AC line voltage for unsafe voltage conditions such as prolonged overvoltages and undervoltages (brownouts). These unsafe conditions pose a very dangerous threat to all electronic equipment within the home. If the conditioners sense unsafe power, they will automatically disconnect the equipment to protect it from damage. Once the voltage returns to a safe level, the power will automatically be reconnected.



The M5500 -EX also features Panamax's leading Protect or Disconnect™ Circuitry, which safeguards equipment from catastrophic surges such as lightning by completely disconnecting the AC power to the connected equipment.



The Excite Awards pay tribute each year to products that best exemplify the excitement and growth of the custom installation and consumer electronics industries. Recipients are selected through consultation among Custom Retailer's Editors and Contributors, as well as selected retailers and industry observers. Whether through exceptional innovation, outstanding value, market presence or market impact, the Excite Award winners have distinguished themselves as the leading lights of the business.



Panamax - The Industry's Leader in Innovation and Technology



Panamax has been the premier power -conditioning manufacturer in the consumer electronics industry for over 30 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 30 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.



For additional information on Panamax and its innovative products, please visit www.panamax.com.



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