Panamax Expands PRO Series With New MAX 5510-Pro Power Conditioner 
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Wednesday, 01 December 2004

Panamax has introduced the MAX 5510-Pro, the newest addition to its custom installation-centered PRO Series. Tailored specifically for home theater system installers who need a high-end power conditioner that works with advanced home automation systems, the MAX 5510-Pro features an RS-232 interface for home automation system compatibility, along with selectable Isolated or Balanced Power output.

The MAX 5510-Pro is designed to improve system performance and distribute clean and safe power to home theater equipment in an automated home. Its RS-232 interface controls the power state of connected equipment, and allows for programming power cycles on components like satellite receivers, which may lock up after downloading software updates. The selectable Balanced/Isolated power modes allow the installer to match the unit’s noise filtration & conditioning to the specific needs of an installation.

Meter lighting is controlled by a front-panel push button which cycles between Low Amber, High Amber, Low Blue, High Blue and Off. A 12-volt-in trigger, combined with time-delay AC outlet capability, controls start-up and shut-down of amplifiers, and avoids damage to partner components like speakers. A 12-Volt-out trigger, generated by the M5510-Pro, enables combined automation functions and facilitates one-button system operation by initiating appliances like automated screens, lifts, and draperies. In addition, the MAX 5510-Pro features isolation between outlet banks and noise filtration both at input and bi-directionally between interconnected components.

The MAX 5510-Pro is scheduled to ship in January 2005 and has a retail price of $1499.

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