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BlueBOLT Adds Network Management to Power Protection System

New feature eliminates potential service calls and reduces system downtime.

Steve Crowe · August 23, 2013

BlueBOLT has introduced a network management feature to its cloud-based power and energy management platform which allows users to “ping” any device with an IP address on a network from a BlueBOLT-enabled component with a BlueBOLT-CV1 card.

The free and automatic upgrade will also be available for the Panamax MD2-ZB and BB-ZB1 product family in Q4.

This feature can be implemented in commercial or residential applications where there is potential for networked equipment to lock up. BlueBOLT can send email notifications, reboot an outlet or series of outlets in sequence, or do any combination of the aforementioned in the case of a failed ping response. Networked equipment can be automatically rebooted from anywhere globally, eliminating potential service calls and reducing system downtime.

“Because BlueBOLT is designed to be the simplest Web-based power management solution available, network management was the next logical step,” says John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core Brands. “With the unique ability to ping devices directly from the cloud, integrators, contractors, installers, and technicians can diagnose and repair networks remotely, resulting in fewer vehicles on the street and a greater power and cost-savings for the end user. Combined with BlueBOLT’s auto-reboot feature to ensure a consistent connection to the Internet, BlueBOLT provides a tremendous amount of value to both the integrator and their clients by ensuring systems perform their best.”

The network management feature can be found on the BlueBOLT platform’s “Location Details” screen. It will work with preinstalled Panamax or Furman products with an installed BlueBOLT-CV1 card.

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