PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, March 27, 2015 - Consumers outfit homes with more electronic devices than ever before, including expensive TVs, cable boxes, home theater systems, WiFi routers, computers, tablets and smartphones. And while we may not always think of it, every time we plug a device into an outlet there is the danger of a spike, surge, brownout or other power anomaly that could shorten the life of the equipment, or worse yet, damage it immediately.

No one knows this better than Panamax, the country's pre-eminent designer and manufacturer of electronic and electrical protection, filtration and control products. For 40 years Panamax has earned a reputation for creating unique solutions for the worldwide problem of power disturbances, has earned numerous industry awards for the quality of their products and is consistently rated #1 among custom installers.

Now the legendary Panamax protection is available to all in the new Power360 series. This affordably priced product line is designed to protect and charge all electronic devices.

Included in every product in the Power360 line, the Circle of Protection indicator provides consumers with three vital pieces of information in real-time, right on the front of the unit. The Protection indicator ensures that connected devices are protected from power surges. The Voltage indicator confirms that the incoming voltage is in a safe range, and the Wiring indicator shows that the home's wiring is performing safely.

In the event of a catastrophic power or spike, Power360's Protect-or-Disconnect circuitry will disconnect all power to connected equipment before any damage can occur. Additionally, Power360's SmartGuard technology monitors incoming voltage and will automatically disconnect power to connected equipment in prolonged unsafe voltage event (such as a brownout or lost neutral condition) and then automatically reset power when conditions are safe.

Leading the way in the new Power 360 Series is the P360-DOCK. This wall-mounted charging station delivers the Panamax "Circle of Protection" to connected devices while serving as a convenient USB charging station for smartphones and tablets. For just $39.95, the P360-DOCK turns a standard power outlet into a serious power station with six surge-protected 120V outlets plus a 2.1 amp charger with two USB ports. The ingenious design also features a cradle on top of the unit that allows consumers to rest a two smartphones or a tablet while charging, reducing clutter and eliminating anxiety about charging cables being too short.

The $59.95 P360-6 power strip is designed for general use and home office power management, providing six side-by-side surge protected outlets, an integrated 2.1 amp USB charger with two ports, plus a coaxial in/out connection that protects the signal for the cable or satellite box. What makes this power strip stand out is the USB charger is modular and can be extended to the tabletop with a micro USB cable, delivering ultimate flexibility that allows consumers to easily charge desktop devices without having to get on their hands and knees to plug them in. The P360-6 also features mounting holes so it can be fastened to a wall for convenience.

For larger workstations, or areas with a lot of devices, the $79.95 P360-8 combines eight surge-protected outlets with two detachable 2.1A USB chargers, each with two ports for a total of four USB charging connections, plus the coaxial in/out for signal protection. It is shorter and wider than the P360-6, and can similarly be mounted to a wall for convenience.

"With the introduction of the Panamax Power 360 Series we really are bringing 'power to the people,'" John Benz, Core Brands Director of Power emphasized today. "Designed to look as good as they perform, and affordably priced, the Panamax Power 360 Series will change the way consumers view protection and USB charging in their homes. The era of poor performing, commodity power protection is over."

For more information about the new Panamax Power360 Series, visit The Panamax Power 360 Series is available at Crutchfield and

About Panamax
Panamax is the industry leader for power protection, filtration and control products Award-winning and recognized for its innovative Lifetime Warranty on almost every unit, Panamax creates solutions for installations of all sizes leveraging its many patented technologies. The brand is consistently ranked #1 in the custom install industry by the CE Pro 100. Many Panamax products leverage the BlueBOLT remote power, energy and network management platform for real-time, cloud-based control and monitoring of the energy used by electronic devices.

About Core Brands
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and control brands including SpeakerCraft, ELAN, Niles, Panamax, Proficient, Sunfire, Furman, Xantech, BlueBOLT and Korus to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit:

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