Furman Celebrates 40th Anniversary at 2014 NAMM Show

Innovation and Expertise Keep Company Ahead of the Curve

PETALUMA, Calif. -- Jan. 23, 2014 -- At the 2014 NAMM Show, Core Brands(R) marks the 40th anniversary of its Furman brand of power management solutions. Founded in 1974, Furman continues to lead two major markets -- professional A/V signal processors, AC power conditioning and distribution -- and is now delivering energy management solutions featuring the BlueBOLT(R) cloud-based platform.


"Our long history of engineering power products has provided us with a rich knowledge base and legacy to continue our tradition of innovating and building better products year in, year out," said John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core Brands. "It's challenging to maintain market leadership for as long as we have. We owe our success to our focus on listening to and understanding our customers' needs, and then applying our expertise to develop products that meet their requirements even in the most demanding applications."

Originally founded primarily as a manufacturer of line signal processing products, Furman captured the industry spotlight a few years later with its state-of-the-art power products -- and the company has dominated the power management market ever since. Furman was acquired by Panamax, LLC in 2007 and is now part of Core Brands, LLC.

"The world has changed immensely in 40 years, and our products have never been more relevant than they are today -- especially as companies and individuals become more connected and reliant on electronic systems to help them work, play, communicate and live," said Benz. "As electronics become more mission-critical than ever, keeping systems healthy is not just about power. We're committed to delivering a solid foundation of power, energy and network management that creates a reliable infrastructure for our customers. We are grateful to our loyal customers for trusting Furman over the past 40 years, and we're looking forward to what the future has in store."

Furthering Furman's legacy and in conjunction with the 40th anniversary, the brand will debut three new power conditioning products at this year's NAMM Show -- the M-8S and PS-8R E III Power Conditioner and Sequencer models and the P-8 PRO C Classic Series Power Conditioner.

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About Furman(R)
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Furman(R) is an international leader in developing award-winning, innovative power management products. The company's power and energy management 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. Furman addresses all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and video, the music industry, broadcasting, audio/video recording and office equipment. Furman 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.

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

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