BlueBolt Power Management Comes to Europe with Furman

Four years after launching Panamax/Furman BlueBolt remote power management system in the U.S., parent organization Core Brands takes product to Europe, starting with the F1500-UPS E.

Julie Jacobson

Some of the popular products in the Panamax/Furman suite of remote power management products are finally headed to Europe, as parent organization Core Brands is demonstrating this week at ISE 2014.

The first BlueBolt product to hit the market is a Furman uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that has been shipping in the U.S. for four years – the 230v equivalent of the F1500-UPS.

John Benz, director of power and accessories for Core Brands, says power management has been an overlooked product category in Europe, where they might not get the kind of lightning strikes we get in the U.S., but where voltage is known to fluctuate.

On why it’s taken so long to bring such a product to the European market, Benz says it wasn’t a matter of swapping out some power supplies; the product had to be reinvented for the markets.

He notes that power management products like we see in the U.S. have been much slower to take off in Europe.

At ISE 2010, integrator Steve Moore of London-based SMC noted, “There’s still no decent power conditioning here. There’s so many in the U.S.”

Well, now there is.

The UPS will be followed in Europe by a Pro series power sequencer.

The F1500-UPS E features:

  • 1500VA Battery Backup maintains critical data and allows orderly shutdown in the event of a power outage
  • Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) provides virtually maintenance-free AC surge suppression
  • Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT) for unequaled audio/video clarity
  • Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) protects your equipment from sustained overvoltage conditions
  • Dual Learning IR Blasters allow safe shutdown of remote components
  • RS-232 Interface provides custom open source programming and control
  • TCP/IP Interface card (sold separately) provides remote control to reboot components, power equipment on or off, and monitor power quality from anywhere in the world
  • Easy to use CD-ROM software included
  • USB Interface
  • Critical Load Management
  • AVR voltage regulation provides a consistent 120V (±5%-10%) output
  • BlueBOLT technology (with optional TCP/IP card, sold separately) provides remote control to reboot components, power equipment on or off, and monitor power quality from anywhere in the world
  • Optional rack ears included