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Panamax adds local IP control to BlueBOLT at CEDIA 2017

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:37

The BlueBOLT-CV2


Panamax recently announced the introduction of the BlueBOLT-CV2, a new interface enabling energy management features of Panamax PRO products to be managed from the local network without requiring a cloud connection. The introduction was made at CEDIA 2017 in Core Brands Booth #4829.

“Now more than ever, residential integrators are looking for ways to effectively manage their customers’ power consumption to help lower utility bills and reduce the impact of installation on the environment,” said Core brands power product manager Christos Desalernos. “With the BlueBOLT-CV2 interface card, residential installers can upgrade their MB1500, M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO to the latest BlueBOLT remote functionality, which allows them the flexibility they are looking for. The new CV2 also enables local access through a set of embedded web pages.”

Integrators can monitor their clients’ power as well as set up a number of notifications alerting them of network and or power anomalies. Scheduled events and auto-reboot functions help eliminate manually re-booting the network as well as eliminating most service calls while troubleshooting and resolving the tech issue remotely. This adds value to the residential integrators’ portfolio as well as lowers their labour costs by not requiring a trip to the installation site to manually reboot devices, such as control systems, set top box/DVR’s Media servers and network devices. “And integrators that already use BlueBOLT understand that remote service calls don’t have to be free,” Desalernos added. “The platform opens up recurring revenue opportunities.”

The BlueBOLT-CV2 is designed to deliver locally controlled BlueBOLT functionality to the Panamax M4315-PRO, M4320-PRO and MB1500. Cloud connection is only needed for set up, after which all control can be managed from the embedded web pages.

Shipping now, the BlueBOLT-CV2 will be demonstrated in Core Brands Booth #4829 at CEDIA 2017.