Ultralink/XLO Products, Inc. releases the UltraPower PowerGrid PGX-500, PGX-400 and PGX-300, incorporating a next generation technology in power management and conditioning components
ONTARIO, CA - October, 10, 2007 - UltraPower, a division of Ultralink/XLO Products, Incorporated, among the industry's fastest growing manufacturers of audio/video interconnects, cables and power products; announces the introduction of a new line of AC power management and conditioning components called PowerGrid. The three PowerGrid models are the PGX -500, PGX -400 and PGX -300, each featuring Ultralink's patented under/over -voltage auto shutoff circuitry with advanced microprocessor control, high -joule surge protection, and power cleaning noise filtration. Attractive industrial design and metalwork along with their advanced feature set makes these UltraPower products good -looking, installation friendly, high performance units.
Developed from the ground up, UltraPower's engineering staff approached the task of power management quite differently than other power management manufacturers. The PowerGrid uses a dedicated microprocessor based Active Surge Processor (ASP) to monitor the incoming line voltage, board level power status, and outgoing power conditions to eliminate wide voltage fluctuations (i.e. brownouts, sags, over -voltages) as a source of A/V signal degradation. The front panel LCD readout actively monitors and displays line voltage in all models as well as amperage in the PGX 400 and PGX 500. When the UltraPower PowerGrid is turned on, it keeps connected components offline until the microprocessor does a thorough diagnostic to verify that all power conditions - voltage, polarity, and ground - are "in the green" before closing the circuit to allow power to the protected components. By placing the PowerGrid in a natural state of an open circuit, power never flows to the connected components until the microprocessor determines it is safe to do so. Because of this innovative design, an UltraPower PGX unit will continue to protect even after a catastrophic power failure by keeping protected components disconnected from AC power. Shockingly - most competitive units simply become extension cords following a massive spike - like those caused by lightning - and continue to pass power to the now completely unprotected components.
Each of the UltraPower PGX's AC banks are performance optimized and clearly labeled for recommended usage: high current (i.e. amplifier, subwoofer), video, digital or analog sources. Banks are isolated to prevent noise from polluting other connected devices. Protection for incoming signals is also provided with gold plated coax connections for satellite, cable boxes and terrestrial antennas plus phone and Ethernet jacks. A 12 -volt trigger is offered for use in custom installation applications requiring remote turn -on/off.
The PGX -500, with Level 4 Filtration, features a total of twelve surge -protected and filtered outlets in six banks to ensure complete protection for all connected components. Two outlets feature programmable delay to sequence power up and prevent annoying and damaging turn -on transients. Four outlets are switched and triggered, while the remaining six are always on. The PGX -400, with Level 3 Filtration, has eight outlets in four banks - one with turn -on delay. The PGX 300, with Level 2 Filtration, also has eight outlets in four banks.
All UltraPower products come with a $250,000 protected Equipment Policy.
All three PowerGrid models are available NOW with the following US MSRPs: PGX -500 $499 PGX -400 $399 PGX -300 $299 About Ultralink/XLO Products Inc. Ultralink/XLO Products Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is an industry -leading manufacturer of high -performance audio and video cables, interconnects and UltraPower power accessories. Marketed around the world, the Ultralink brand is Canada's market share leader. Much of the corporation's growth and significant product innovations are devoted to the world's transition to DTV (digital television), the popularity of home DVD and multi -channel audio applications. In early 2002 Ultralink Products Inc. acquired XLO Electric Co., Inc. a professional and audiophile reference brand of cables and interconnects. Ultralink is a member of PARA, CEDIA and the CEA. For more information on Ultralink/XLO and their product brands, please call 909 -947 -6960 or find them at www.ultralinkproducts.com.