Panamax Rolls Out PM Products with BlueBolt
Panamax recently unveiled its first Pro series power management products featuring BlueBolt technology, which is a hosted IP-based control system for use with compatible Panamax products. The M4315-PRO (15A) and M4320-PRO (20A) now support control capabilities as well as pro-level linear noise filtration.
Panamax recently unveiled its first Pro series power management products featuring BlueBolt technology, which is a hosted IP-based control system for use with compatible Panamax products. According to the company, the M4315-PRO (15A) and M4320-PRO (20A) now support control capabilities in order to reduce service calls, as well as pro-level linear noise filtration for enhanced audio and video performance.
BlueBolt is a Web-based power management interface that allows installers and integrators to power-cycle all eight individual M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO outlets from any Web browser or Web-enabled mobile device. BlueBolt-enabled devices also automatically connect to www.mybluebolt.com, a Panamax and Furman hosted website, without requiring a network/router setup, port forwarding, or static IP addresses. The BlueBolt-CV1 IP card comes pre-installed, allowing custom installers and integrators to log on to take control.
The M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO also include a standard two-way RS-232 communication card for remote control of all eight rear panel outlets, enabling installers to automate equipment functionality. The 1RU products come in a 19-inch Pro rack width featuring four isolated linear filtered outlet banks, integrated rack ears, and a detachable 15A IEC power cord (20A for 20A model). Two dedicated front-panel reboot buttons allow power cycling for individual outlets instead of powering down an entire bank of outlets, says the company.
"Even today, the hard reboot is still the most dependable problem-solver for electronic equipment," said Dave Keller, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax/Furman, in a statement. "However, installers have to physically manage it, which means either being there in person or instructing a client to do it. With BlueBolt, this simple yet costly fix can be easily and conveniently performed online from anywhere in the world."
The M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO are currently available at MSRPs of $650 and $750, respectively.