Furman in the News
Check back here often for the latest Furman news in the media, and product reviews. We also have an archive of press releases available.
TECH-TIPS - AC POWER MANAGEMENT
" Which technology is the right one for you? Garth Powell, Senior Product Designer at Furman sound recommends letting the application determine the solution. "
Oakley Selects Furman's PL-PRO DMC E for 'Rolling O Labs' European Tour
" Furman, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that its PL-PRO DMC E power management/light module is being utilized by Oakley, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sunglasses and apparel, to protect sensitive A/V equipment in the company's "Rolling O Labs" in Europe "
Nominees announced for the first Audio Pro Industry Excellence Awards
" The Furman PL-8 DMC E was nominated in the Best New Installation Product category. The awards acknowledge the best products, companies and people in all sectors of the business. The final results will be announced in the October issue of Audio Pro. "
Furman Sound Launches European Distribution Centre
" The power management company wants to enhance its support for European customers, writes David Davies. The new distribution centre is situated in Moerdijk, approximately 60km south-west of Amsterdam - which, appropriately enough, is where the company showcased its latest pro-AV voltage regulators during ISE last week. "
Furman IT-Reference 15i Review (French)
" Depuis bientôt trente-cinq ans, Furman, fabricant américain situé en Californie, ne cesse de faire évoluer ses produits dédiés á l’alimentation, distribution, protection, filtrage et conditionnement électrique, destinés tant aux professionnels de l’audio-vidéo et de la radiodiffusion qu’aux consommateurs grand public. "
Furman Presents Merit Export Series Power Conditioners
" Furman/Panamax announced the new Merit Export Series of single-space rackmount power conditioners. Ideally suited for professional commercial installations and music industry applications, this marks the first time that Furman's Merit Series will be available to customers in 220V-240V countries. "
Furman Brings Elegant Design to Elite-16 PF E and Elite-10-E
" Furman/Panamax announces the release of newly designed Furman Elite-16 PF E i and Elite-10 E i power management products for 220V-240V markets. The bold yet elegant new designs feature smooth contours of black steel with clear blue LED lights while offering the same performance and technologies Furman's customers have come to rely on. "
Tutorial - Power to the people
" Why is the boardroom's AV system's touch screen panel locked up? How did the bulb in our projector go out so quickly? The system was functioning flawlessly a few hours ago! Our A/V contractor promised the finest picture and sound quality available, so why are there faint horizontal lines rolling up our video screen? "
Industry Opinion: Trends in Audio
" There are plenty of people who are prepared to pay good money to get the best sound possible, but the challenge for the industry is in marrying the highest audio quality with operational convenience, so we asked a number of leading lights what recent technological innovations they think are important, and what can we expect over the coming year. "
Furman's Free Online Video Offers Comprehensive Guide to AC Power Problems and Solutions
" Furman Sound, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced the availability of free online videos that discuss AC power problems and solutions. Available at http://www.furmansound.com/video.php, the short series of videos provides installers and customers alike with the opportunity to learn about AC power management through dynamic content such as real-world installation examples, active product demos, and 3D modeling of Furman's products and circuitry. "
Panamax and Furman Combo: One Year Later
" It was just about a year ago that Nortek purchased Panamax and then Furman Sound, bringing these two prominent players in the power conditioning/management space together. Coincidentally, both companies were already located in the same business park in Petaluma, Calif., so the physical move was not that traumatic. But often the most difficult part of merging is combining company cultures. "
Furman Sound releases new power conditioners for European market
" Fresh from Furman Sound and directed towards the European market are the new IT-Reference 16E and SPR-16E power management products. Set to debut at CEDIA Expo 2007 in London later this month and incorporating the letter 'i' at the end of each model number to differentiate them from the original series, the new units represent a bid 'to provide a comprehensive range of AC power management solutions for high-end home theatres', reports David Davies. "
Furman offers free online videos
" Available via the Furman Sound website, the short series of videos provides installers and customers alike with the opportunity to learn about AC power management through dynamic content such as real-world installation examples, active product demos, and 3D modeling of Furman's products and circuitry. "
Furman to offer AC power training seminar at CEDIA Expo 2007 in London
" Furman Sound/Panamax, a world-leading provider of power management solutions, today announced that Garth Powell will conduct a training session at CEDIA Expo 2007 in ExCeL London. The hour-long session, entitled 'AC Power — The Foundation of Every Premium Home Theater System,' will be held on Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m. in the South Gallery Rooms. In his presentation, Powell will discuss the problems with AC power and a number of technologies that address these issues. "
Furman Introduces Elegant New Reference Series Power Conditioners for European Market at CEDIA Expo
" Furman Sound, a world-leading provider of AC power management solutions, today announced the release of newly designed IT-Reference 16E and SPR-16E power management products for the European market. The bold yet elegant new designs feature smooth contours of black steel and silver brushed aluminum complemented by clear blue LED lights, while offering the same performance and technologies Furman's customers have come to rely on. "
Furman at CEDIA UK Expo 2007
" Furman will be demonstrating its redesigned IT-Reference 16E and SPR-16E power management products for the European market. The bold yet elegant new designs feature smooth contours of black steel and silver brushed aluminum complemented by clear blue LED lights, while offering the reliable performance and innovative technologies Furman's customers have come to expect. "
Furman tour with All-American Rejects
" When playing multiple venues, we never really know how the amplifiers are going to sound once they are plugged into the provided AC outlets,' said Tyson Ritter, vocalist and bassist for the band. 'Sometimes we have to struggle with correcting buzzing sounds, or work at eliminating flat tones. But with the Furman products, we get a consistent, clear, and powerful sound. This is important to us, because we want to walk off the stage knowing our fans got every penny's worth. "
Furman Sound Demonstrates Power Conditioning Products At CEDIA UK 2006
" AC-210 E 10-Amp Power Conditioner - The AC-210 E's compact chassis makes it ideal for mounting onto the back of a plasma or LCD screen. It incorporates Furman's exclusive SMP technology which dramatically reduces AC noise and provides advanced protection against surges and spikes. This 10-amp AC power conditioner has automatic extreme-voltage shutdown, which automatically turns off the unit when it is fed 270 VAC or higher, protecting itself and connected equipment from extreme voltage. "
Furman Sound teams with D-Tools
" Furman Sound, the specialist manufacturer of AC power conditioning products, is to make its full line of power conditioning products available in D-Tools system integration and design software. The partnership with D-Tools provides A/V and home theatre integrators and installers with easy access to all Furman product information - making it a simple process for installers to specify Furman products for their residential and commercial system integration projects, say the company. "
Furman Sound Begins Shipping ELITE-10 E and ELITE-16PF E To International Market
" Furman Sound, Inc., the industry leader and innovative force in the Pro Audio, Music Industry, and A/V Contractor spaces and most widely recognized and trusted name in AC power conditioning, announced today that the company's ELITE 10 E and ELITE 16PF E power conditioners are now available and shipping into the international consumer electronics market. The announcement was made by Dave Keller, Furman's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "
Panamax Acquires Furman Sound
" Over 60 years of power engineering are about to come together. Panamax (founded 1975) has acquired Furman Sound, Inc. (founded 1974), in a move that will complement each other's offerings and expand the growing family of companies in the Home Technology Group of Linear LLC. Widely known for its innovative AC power conditioning and distribution products, Furman also makes audio and video signal processors. "
Making a Case for Advanced AC Power Conditioning for AV
" Today's electronic circuits are more sophisticated than ever, and their susceptibility to AC line problems is far greater. Add to this the fact that today's AC mains supply is extremely noisy and the power grid is frequently taxed, and we have a recipe for component failure, or at the very least, poorly-functioning equipment with unreliable behaviour. "
PFC technology from Furman
" Furman Sound has introduced its new Power Factor Correction technology, which it claims enables power amplifiers, studio monitors, and powered subwoofers to reach levels of performance previously unattainable. By storing over 45 amps of instantaneous reserve for peak current demands, Power Factor Correction technology supplies power-starved audio equipment with the necessary current to reproduce even the most extreme sounds faithfully, say the company. "
Furman Sound to Debut 5 New Products Developed Specifically for the Consumer Electronics Market
" Furman Sound, Inc., the industry leader and innovative force in the Pro Audio, Music Industry, and A/V Contractor spaces and most widely recognized and trusted name in AC power conditioning, today announced that in support of its expansion into the international consumer electronics market, the company will exhibit at CEDIA Expo 2005 (CEDIA UK), the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association's premiere European Home Technology Show. CEDIA UK will take place in Birmingham, England from Tuesday, June 28th through Thursday, June 30th. Dave Keller, Furman's Executive Vice President Business of Sales and Marketing, made the announcement. "
The Importance of Power Management for Home Theatre and Professional Audio/Video Equipment
" The advancements made in home theatre components and professional audio/visual equipment is astonishing. In the home, you can sit back and watch a DVD on your 42-inch plasma monitor, while the amplifier and woofer of your surround-sound audio system puts you right in the middle of the movie. Go to a bar or club and you can count on state-of-the-art systems that provide booming audio and stunning video displays to enhance your experience. But this technology comes with a high price tag. Whether they are for home or commercial applications, these components are an investment, and need to be treated as such with power management systems to ensure their longevity and peak performance. "
Keller lands sales role at Furman
" Dave Keller has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing at Furman Sound. He assumes the role after having been with the company since July 2004 when he joined as vice president of the consumer electronics division, business development, and international sales. Keller's responsibilities will include overseeing the sales and marketing functions for Furman's consumer, professional, and international divisions. "
Kelsey pushes Furman Power Conditioners
" Kelsey Acoustics Ltd, having recently been appointed UK distributor for Furman Sound, has begun to actively market the company's new Series II SMP (Series Mode Protection) power conditioners. "
Furman Sound appoints new senior engineer
" Furman Sound, the US manufacturer of AC power conditioning equipment, has appointed Sandy Bumgarner as senior engineer. Reporting directly to Bob Cavin, Furman's vice-president of engineering, Bumgarner will also work closely with the vice-president of product development, Steve Rose. In the two years prior to joining Furman Sound, Bumgarner was an independent consultant specializing in engineering systems programming and microprocessor and remote sensing equipment design. From 2000 to 2002, he held the position of senior engineer with Apple Computer Company in Cupertino, California where he worked with the open firmware group, created power management microcontroller code, and was part of the eMac development team. "
Furman Promotes Steve Rose
" Furman Sound, the US manufacturer of AC power conditioning systems, has promoted Steve Rose to vice-president of product development, from vice-president of operations. In this new position, Rose, who has been with Furman Sound since late 1999, will institute new marketing analysis and plans, develop and source new products, gather competitive market intelligence, and manage the company's strategic marketing plan. "
New president for Furman Sound Inc
" Furman Sound Inc has announced the appointment of James R. Bonfiglio as its president and CEO. Bonfiglio has over 30 years of experience with leading corporations, and previously held positions as president and CEO with Home America and Texscan Corp, as well as senior management positions with Rockwell International, Cenco Inc and The Gillette Company. "
Furman thinks internationally
" Lesa Kinney, once at Apogee, is now international sales manager at Furman Sound, the established audio and music technology manufacturer also located in Petaluma, California. Here was a genuine agenda, with the emphasis on the word 'international' in her title: 'Furman Sound has placed a lot of its marketing and engineering resources lately in the home theatre industry, data communications and systems integration,' she said, 'while continuing to focus on the MI and contractor market. Until recently, most of this activity has been focused on the domestic North American market. "