Panamax Takes Home RESI and EXC!TE Awards for MAX® EX Line and MAX® 7500 -PRO at CEDIA EXPO 2006

Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power management products, today announced that it won two awards at CEDIA EXPO 2006, a RESI Award and an EXC!TE Award.

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For Immediate Release

Panamax Takes Home RESI and EXC!TE Awards for MAX® EX Line and MAX® 7500 -PRO at CEDIA EXPO 2006

PETALUMA, Calif. - - Oct. 2, 2006 - - Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power management products, today announced that it won two awards at CEDIA EXPO 2006, a RESI Award for its MAX® EX component family of home theater power conditioners and an EXC!TE Award for the new MAX® 7500 -PRO for home theater power management.

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 Custom Retailer Magazine, pays tribute to products that best exemplify the excitement and growth of the custom installation and consumer electronics industries. It was chosen by editors and contributors, as well as selected retailers and industry observers.

The RESI committee was impressed by the MAX EX family's ability to provide comprehensive filtering, improved picture and sound quality, and protection against surges for home theater applications, while the EXC!TE committee commended the MAX 7500 -PRO's ability to deliver true protection against quality -degrading electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), digital noise, and ground loops.

"We are honored to receive the RESI and EXC!TE awards," said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Panamax. "Our engineers worked hard to ensure that the MAX EX component family and MAX 7500 -PRO provide top -quality protection for the end user, and these awards demonstrate our dedication to the superiority of our products."

The Max EX component family of home theater power conditioners, including the M5500 -EX, M5400 -EX, M5300 -EX, M5100 -EX, and M4300 -EX, feature LED voltmeters, with the M5400 -EX and M5500 -EX featuring a digital ammeter, as well. Panamax's patent -pending Automatic Voltage Circuitry (AVM) continuously monitors the incoming power displayed on the LED voltmeter, keeping an eye out for unsafe voltage conditions such as prolonged under - and overvoltages. A red lightning bolt below the voltmeter flashes to indicate an under - or overvoltage condition, alerting the user to a power problem. Power status indicator lights also visually indicate the status of the power supply.

The MAX 7500 -PRO features an advanced power filtration system with a 720 -VA isolation transformer, which provides power for digital source components or displays. Most transformers inherently block surges, but isolation transformers provide extra protection by isolating the power fed into the primary winding of the transformer from the energy sent out on the second winding, meaning no EMI or RFI contamination is able to pass through them. In addition, any noise generated by digital source components is isolated and prevented from reaching key audio or video components over power cords.

More information about the MAX EX component family, MAX 7500 -PRO, and other Panamax products is available at www.panamax.com.

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About Panamax
For more than 30 years, Panamax has specialized in producing innovative, award -winning power management products for home theater systems, office equipment, computers, and domestic appliances. Panamax 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. Panamax is ISO 9001 -certified and markets its line of power management products throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America. The company has earned numerous industry awards and is backed by outstanding customer service and the best warranties the industry has to offer. Additional information on Panamax and its innovative products is available at www.panamax.com.

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