Core Brands today announced the immediate availability of its Furman F1500-UPS E uninterruptible power supply designed for A/V installations within EMEA countries. The 220-240V battery backup, voltage regulator and power conditioning device provides 1500VA of true sine wave battery backup to prevent data loss and allow the orderly shutdown of connected equipment in the event of a power outage.
“We’ve designed our new F1500-UPS E to carry the same advanced power protection, battery backup and power conditioning features as our popular F1500-UPS device while specifically addressing the 220-240V needs of A/V systems within the EMEA region,” says John Benz, Core Brands’ Director of Power and Accessories. “With the ability to connect to BlueBOLT technology, users and integrators also gain the advantages of remote power management. This enables easy outlet control, energy and network monitoring, rebooting and alerts from any Web-enabled handheld device.”
Featuring Furman’s advanced Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) surge/spike protection circuit, Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) and Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT), the F1500-UPS E provides professional-level protection, filtration and backup combined with features engineered specifically for the needs of A/V systems. It is ideal for installed automation/control systems, Digital Audio Workstations or any electronic device at risk of data corruption or equipment damage in the event of power loss. For extended runtime, the F1500-UPS E can be easily expanded via the addition of an optional external battery pack (BATT1500-EXT).
Fully programmable, the unit features built-in RS-232, USB and an intuitive LCD front panel interface, which displays valuable system and diagnostic information such as battery time remaining based on current load and voltage input/output. Critical load management capabilities allow users to prioritize allocations of battery power to connected equipment while the unit’s programmable IR blasters provide safe shutdown of remotely based equipment such as video projectors equipped with lamps, which can become compromised during power failures.
Using an optional IP card (BlueBOLT-CV1), the F1500-UPS E can be controlled via the BlueBOLT, cloud-based power, energy and network management platform, enabling access from anywhere using any Web-enabled device. This allows users to remotely reboot connected equipment in order to address a myriad of common system issues. Other advantages include the ability to receive email alerts when power anomalies occur; schedule commands for power-up, power-down or power-cycling; monitor incoming voltage in near-real time or over history; and auto-reboot to resolve networking equipment lock-ups automatically. BlueBOLT also offers a variety of features designed to closely monitor energy use, eliminate standby power and enable automated load-shedding.
Equipped with a robust, road-worthy chassis, the F1500-UPS E includes removable rack ears and can be installed within a system rack or on any flat surface. Using the device’s latching, removable front panel, users can swap batteries without removing it from the rack or dismantling any connected equipment.