Furman Sound Provides a Powerful Foundation for Residences at The Plaza

MediaBuss Installs Furman Equipment in Historic New York City Hotel to Manage Power for New State-of-the-Art Residential Units

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Furman Sound Provides a Powerful Foundation for Residences at The Plaza

MediaBuss Installs Furman Equipment in Historic New York City Hotel to Manage Power for New State -of -the -Art Residential Units

PETALUMA, Calif. - Sept. 12, 2006 - Furman Sound today announced that its AC power management systems will be installed at the renowned Plaza Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The announcement comes as MediaBuss, a provider of automated residential control and amenities systems, embarks on a $350 million restoration project - slated for completion next year, in time for the hotel's 100th anniversary. The new Plaza Hotel will incorporate 282 opulent hotel rooms and 182 private apartments ranging in price from $4 million to $40 million.

Already in use blocks away at the Ritz -Carlton New York, Furman's power management products were selected by MediaBuss for the Plaza Residences because of their reputation for ensuring the highest possible performance of components within critically important AV systems.

"The quality of the power fed to electronic systems serves as the foundation for their performance," said MediaBuss Owner Steve Babel. "In any kind of large building, power will fluctuate depending on the demand from equipment throughout that building. When quality is at a premium, as it is at The Plaza, it is critical that reliable and robust power -handling systems are put in place. Furman's products meet this standard and offer the flexible operation appropriate to our applications in this unique installation."

The no -expense -spared home theater systems feature multiple Furman products to provide linear filtration, maintenance -free surge suppression, battery backup, and discrete symmetrically balanced AC power for the high -performance A/V systems.

Among the equipment utilized is Furman's Reference Series of discrete symmetrical AC power conditioners, SB -1000 uninterruptible power supplies, and RVC -7W in -wall video power conditioners. This comprehensive power management system completely eliminates AC noise while protecting against all types of surges and spikes, and ensures consistent peak operation regardless of load conditions, or even a blackout. Additionally, the setup will actually improve the performance of connected equipment by unmasking the low -level signals necessary to deliver harmonics and ambience in audio, and depth and clarity in video.

"Standing at Fifth Avenue and overlooking Central Park, The Plaza has long been a landmark epitomizing the class, culture, and beauty of New York City," said David Keller, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Furman Sound. "With our industry -leading power management solutions as the foundation of the complex AV systems within its private residences, The Plaza can be confident that its clients are enjoying the luxurious lifestyle for which the hotel is known."

More information about Furman's AC power management products is available online at www.furmansound.com.

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About MediaBuss
MediaBuss has been bringing unique and easy -to -use automation solutions to its clients for more than 20 years. The company offers services to both residential and corporate projects, providing a highly specialized and individualized set of services that can turn just about any idea into reality. MediaBuss allows its clients to touch tomorrow's technology today, using the latest technology to spark imagination and prepare users for the future. The company's solutions deliver the ultimate in luxury, and afford clients a nearly effortless way to manage the home through integrated control of lighting and shading systems, climate control, audio and video systems, security, scheduling, phone systems, and more, all running in sync and available with a single touch. More information is available at www.conciergedirect.com.


About Furman Sound
Furman Sound has been designing, developing, and manufacturing professional electronic products since 1974, and is the world leader in the AC power management market. Since its inception as the industry's premier manufacturer of AC power management solutions for the professional music industry, Furman has maintained its place as the industry's undisputed leader, while at the same time stretching the bounds of technology to provide innovative AC power management solutions for a wide range of applications, including sound reinforcement, audio/video recording, broadcasting, data processing, telecomm, and home theater. More information about Furman Sound is available at www.furmansound.com.

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