Energy management is essential for the proper functioning of the solutions A / V. In this article the author presents a technology that will offer multiple benefits to potential users.
By: Dave Keller *
Management and power control over IP has undoubtedly facilitated the ability to solicit feedback remotely and web-based, by installation professionals on request. This type of IP control has been carried out in recent years Panamax / Furman through M7500-PRO.
For 2010, the launch of BlueBOLT, a new technology for IP power control, has been budgeted, which basically differs from its predecessors because it is a hosted system based on cloud (cloud-based) and 100% plug-and-play (connect and use) This means that Panamax / Furman manages the infrastructure and performs all the preliminary work for communication between the installer and the client's device. Instead of having an IT specialist or an experienced network employee to install a static IP address for the client's device, the installer simply connects it to an active Internet connection, adds the device to a free account, which is Easy installation and it works as an email account.
What is its significance?
Over time installers have received very good way power control IP for multiple reasons. In the case of the product in question these people have remote access to a client system, which eliminates the need for a service call at the site, which often is just a waste of time.
Likewise, installers are able to remotely readjust devices, receive notifications when power problems occur, solve such problems and monitor statistics such as voltage and current consumption over time. But what is really remarkable about this technology is that it is 100% modular. It is delivered as a complementary card for existing devices. Each device can have product-specific control and monitoring characteristics, so UPSs will have their own set of features, while a suppressor / conditioner will have a different set of options.
How often do we solve electronics problems, disconnecting and connecting again? The difficult restart, until today, is the most reliable solution to the problem for electronic equipment. The drawback is that it has to be done physically, which implies that a person is on the site to instruct the client how to do it. With this IP control tool it is possible to do it instantly from a laptop or a mobile phone. In the same way, monitoring and statistical tracking make this an effective tool to solve energy problems.
An IP tool like this makes customers more aware of energy, to monitor it on your home theater system, for example. Finally, the ability to select and receive e-mail notifications based on a variety of trigger events, installer improves the ability to provide excellent customer service.
For the design of this novelty we have received a lot of information from customers, many of whom use IP solutions, either for energy management or otherwise. That's why the technology I've been talking about is a higher level of IP control, especially in terms of ease of use. Instead of creating an interface that looks and operates like a device driver installation screen, we designed the BlueBOLT interface around concepts used in modern GUI implementations, such as control systems and the famous "Web 2.0" utility. The fact that the unit is 100% plug-and-play and simple enough for an average end user can operate, it makes it a different option other market.
The complementary BlueBOLT-CV1 card will be launched in 2010 to be compatible with the Panamax energy management solutions: MB1500 UPS, M4315-Pro and M4320-Pro and with the F1500-UPS.
* Dave Keller is the vice president of sales and marketing for Panamax / Furman.