BlueBOLT(R) Delivers Intuitive Power and Energy Management to Consumer Households

Award-Winning Cloud-Based Power and Energy Management Platform to be a Highlight of CE Week 2013

PETALUMA, Calif. -- June 24, 2013 -- BlueBOLT(R) today announced that the company will be showcasing its cloud-based power and energy management platform at CE Week 2013. Designed to facilitate the control of household power and energy usage, the company's hardware and software technology provides an intuitive plug-and-play Web interface where users can control AC outlets to easily schedule, monitor, and manage their energy consumption. The solution will be on display for the duration of CE Week, with live demonstrations taking place directly from BlueBOLT's booth 14.


"BlueBOLT has been designed to be the simplest Web-based power management solution available," said John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core Brands(R). "Homeowners simply connect their BlueBOLT gateway to the Internet and then wirelessly pair and control up to fifteen MD2-ZB SmartPlugs per gateway through our Web interface. There is no complicated network setup, static IP addresses, port forwarding, or technical knowledge required. We're making remote energy monitoring more end-user accessible, creating more sustainable, affordable, and energy-efficient households for consumers."

For flexible anytime, anywhere power and energy management, BlueBOLT's BB-ZB1 gateway and the wireless MD2-ZB SmartPlug provide energy monitoring, individual outlet control, scheduled conservation, and surge protection in a compact form that plugs directly into any standard 120V, 15A outlet.

To help eliminate wasted power, lower utility bills, and reduce environmental footprints, BlueBOLT technology can be applied to a variety of household operations. These include performing "hard reboots" of electronic devices from anywhere in the world; programming individual components for automatic power-offs at certain times of the day; parental control capabilities for TVs and console gaming sessions; and providing power consumption statistics to better understand energy usage and costs.

For a complete overview of BlueBOLT's consumer benefits, the company will be holding a press conference at CE Week on June 27 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Met Suite on the 2nd floor of the Metropolitan Pavilion. Topics will include how to incorporate greener lifestyles via smart energy usage to reduce power consumption and lower utility bills. The event will also provide a walkthrough of BlueBOLT's powerful energy management and control tools for households.

More information is available at www.mybluebolt.com.

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About BlueBOLT(R)
BlueBOLT(R) Remote Power and Energy Management provides real-time, cloud-based control and monitoring of the energy used by electronic devices. Users can simply plug electronics into a BlueBOLT-enabled power management device to open up a new world of command and visibility of energy usage. From easy reboots of locked-up electronics to comprehensive energy tracking and scheduled conservation, BlueBOLT provides a unique combination of control and monitoring directly at the electronics' power source. More information is available at www.mybluebolt.com.

BlueBOLT is part of the Core Brands(R) division of Nortek Inc. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON(R), BlueBOLT(R), ELAN(R), Furman(R), Niles(R), Panamax(R), Proficient(R), SpeakerCraft(R), Sunfire(R), and Xantech(R) brands.

Nortek Inc. is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortekinc.com for more information.

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