Panamax Announces New MB1000 UPS for Home Theater Systems

Battery Back-Up Protects Equipment During Sustained Power Events; Saves Money on Projector Bulb Replacement

PETALUMA, Calif. - Jan. 22, 2009 - Panamax, a world -leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced the first product in its new line of UPS battery back -ups: the MB1000. For home theater systems, the MB1000 prevents critical equipment from losing its setup configuration and stored data, while avoiding hard -disk crashes in the event of a sustained power event, such as a power outage. In addition, the UPS safeguards projection bulbs by allowing them to cool down properly before shutting off, saving money on replacement costs.


The MB1000's Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) prevents home theater equipment lock -ups due to power sags, while keeping connected components from heating up. The unit's IR control protects projection equipment by allowing projection bulbs to go through a proper cool -down cycle before shutting off. An RS232 serial communication port provides connection and communication between the UPS and a HTPC (home theater personal computer) or home automation system.

"We are pleased to introduce the first in our new line of UPS products that will be released throughout 2009. With the MB1000, our customers can be confident that in the event of a power failure or other sustained power event, their valuable equipment will continue to operate and will be powered down correctly," said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax and Furman. "In addition to improving overall system reliability, the MB1000 will reduce replacement costs for equipment with sensitive shut -down sequences, such as DLP projector bulbs."

The UPS features eight battery -powered, surge protected, and AVR outlets (four non -critical -load outlets, and four critical -load outlets) that ensure temporary uninterrupted operation of connected equipment during a power failure, while resettable circuit breakers provide optimal overload protection. The MB1000's front panel offers an intuitive menu navigation system and LCD status display that monitors the incoming line voltage and displays battery time remaining in case of a power loss.

The MB1000 is available now at an MSRP of $729.95.

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Panamax ~ Furman
Panamax and Furman have been international leaders in developing award -winning, innovative power management products for more than 30 years. Their 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. Together, as part of Panamax, Inc., Panamax, Furman, and PFPower (a Panamax/Furman brand) address all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and music, broadcasting, audio/video recording, OEM, and office equipment. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at www.furmansound.com and www.panamax.com.

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