By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2018 • The home-technology pros at Creative Systems save the day for storm-ravaged clients, thanks to layers of protection from back-up generators, power regulators, surge protection and remote monitoring systems.
By Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2018 • A horse-birthing sensor from Foalert integrates with an Elan home automation system to send text messages, flash the lights, and play a "neighing" loop through 18 in-home speakers when a foal is on the way.
By Robert Archer · September 22, 2017 • Shown at CEDIA 2017, Core Brands' power protection and management company Panamax adds local IP control to many of its products via the BlueBOLT-CV2 interface card.
By Lisa Montgomery · July 19, 2017 • We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.
By Robert Archer · June 14, 2017 • Fueled by its OvrC platform, SnapAV is the new Remote Managed Services category leader. Ihiji, Pakedge, BlueBolt and Alarm.com also saw significant additions. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Lisa Montgomery · August 10, 2016 • Mounted flush into the wall, an Elan touchpanel provides the homeowner with access to and control of lighting, thermostats, and a whole-house music system.
By CE Pro Editors · June 8, 2016 • At Infocomm 2016, Core Brands' Panamax is demonstrating a new version of its popular rack-mountable IP-controllable power management system in a 37-inch vertical form factor.
By Robert Archer · June 8, 2016 • Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home enhancement categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis. Middle Atlantic, Auton and Salamander keep their spots at the top while new leaders like Ihiji and Bluebolt emerge.
By Robert Archer · June 11, 2015 • Ihiji, BlueBolt lead the way in the most used remote managed services brands in the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.
By Robert Archer · May 6, 2014 • CE Pro Product Editor Bob Archer takes an in-depth look at BlueBolt’s BB-ZB1 Gateway, MD2-ZB Smart Plug and SP-1000 Smart Plug in this hands-on review.
By Julie Jacobson · February 5, 2014 • Four years after launching Panamax/Furman BlueBolt remote power management system in the U.S., parent organization Core Brands takes product to Europe, starting with the F1500-UPS E.
By CE Pro Editors · December 5, 2013 • John Benz, director of power and accessories for Core Brands, talks about remote power management and the Panamax and Furman brands.
By Steve Crowe · October 3, 2013 • In this video tour of Core Brands' CEDIA Expo 2013 booth, director of marketing communications Bill Hensley demos the new Elan g! 6.4 software, network management feature for BlueBolt and Cynema Soundfield from Niles Audio.
By CE Pro Editors · August 30, 2013 • Leading integrator Audio Video Systems specs remote power management systems on every job; what's new with the Panamax ZigBee SmartPlug?
By Steve Crowe · August 23, 2013 • BlueBOLT had added 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. This new feature eliminates potential service calls and reduces system downtime.