PETALUMA, CA — September 2, 2004 — Panamax, the leading manufacturer of power conditioning and protection products, announced the introduction of the MAX Home Cinema Uninterrupted Power Supply (MHC-UPS). The MHC-UPS is designed to ensure top performance from home theater components such as high-definition plasmas and surround sound systems. The 1500VA, rack-mountable unit delivers filtered and surge-protected power to connected equipment and can safely shut down equipment during power outages. The MHC-UPS will be available late 4th quarter.
“The MAX Home Cinema UPS is the ultimate solution for guaranteeing total protection and maximum performance from home theater equipment,” said Don King, director of product marketing at Panamax. “The MHC-UPS provides clean, constant power to home theater systems and provides the time needed for manual or automatic safe-state shut-down of sensitive electronics if the power goes out.”
Panamax’s MHC-UPS features six AC outlets split into two isolated banks of 2 and 4 outlets. Installers can designate the 2-outlet bank as a “critical load” bank and program a battery threshold so that, in an extended blackout, power for the 4-outlet bank is turned off at the designated level and all remaining power is reserved for the critical equipment. Installers can also program the MHC-UPS to dispatch IR shut-down commands for equipment that can be damaged by a sudden power loss. For instance, the UPS can trigger a stand-by mode in a DLP projector in which its fan will remain on until the lamp is cooled. End users can easily replace the unit’s battery.
The MHC-UPS provides automatic over and under-voltage protection and enhanced filtration of electromagnetic (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). This guarantees noise-sensitive theater components receive pure, filtered power for the best performance. The UPS also provides an RS232 control interface which allows it to be programmed for stand-alone use or integrated with home automation systems. Software for PC’s is included. The communications protocol is open so that installers can also use other software for programming and control.
Panamax – The Industry’s Leader in Innovation and Technology
Panamax has been the premier power-conditioning manufacturer in the consumer electronics industry for over 25 years. Panamax has a staff of 5 full-time research & development specialists, and has introduced many technological innovations to the power-conditioning product arena. Panamax also has a high-power test laboratory that is certified by CSA to perform agency testing, and has drawn on an unparalleled understanding of noise filtration and surge protection to create the finest power-conditioning products available in the market today.
For over 25 years, Panamax has specialized in producing the most innovative power-conditioning products available to protect home and small business electronics equipment from damage caused by power surges and lightning. The company’s extensive line of award-winning power conditioners is designed to safeguard a wide array of electrical equipment including computers, telephone systems, copiers, domestic appliances, home theater and direct broadcast satellite systems. Panamax is ISO 9001-certified and markets its line of power conditioners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Pacific rim. The company has earned numerous industry awards, and is backed by outstanding customer service and the best warranties the industry has to offer