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Core Brands To Showcase Signal Processing, Power and Audio Solutions at ISC West 2016

PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, April 4, 2016 – Expanding its commitment to provide security channel integrators with the industry’s most powerful line-up of signal processing, power, and audio solutions, Core Brands today announced that it will showcase offerings from Gefen, Furman, Panamax and Proficient at ISC West 2016 at booth #3089 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 6-8, 2016.

“We introduced our video signal processing solutions to the security channel last fall at ISC East, and we are now showcasing our full line of power, signal processing and audio solutions at ISC West 2016,” asserted Keith Marshall, Core Brands Senior Vice President of Channel Management. “With innovative products from Gefen, Panamax, Proficient and Furman, Core Brands provides a vital and broad range of integrated solutions for the security channel.”

At ISC West, Core Brands will demonstrate Gefen wireless HDMI extenders and matrixes, Furman power conditioners and sequencers for commercial security applications, and Panamax power management solutions for residential security and A/V projects. BlueBOLT, Core Brands’ proprietary smartphone-enabled remote power management application, will also be showcased, in addition to the new architectural speaker line from Proficient.

Gefen EXT-WHD-1080P-SR

"Each of these brands is crucial in ensuring top-notch performance, cost effectiveness and reliability to help security integrators exceed their customers’ needs,” Marshall emphasized. “These products provide the backbone for any security project. They guarantee that security systems will operate safely and efficiently, which is of the utmost importance."

The Gefen Wireless Extender for HDMI 5 GHz SR (Short Range) sends high definition audio and video to any HDTV screen up to 33 feet away. It extends HDCP-compliant HDMI AV content from computers, game consoles, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and other AV sources to a remotely located display. HD resolutions up to 1080p Full HD, 7.1-channels of LPCM digital audio, and 5.1 channels of Dolby® or DTS® formats are supported.

Proficient SignatureProficient’s Signature C895S in-ceiling speaker builds upon the success Proficient achieved with its high-gloss black cabinet loudspeakers and subwoofers. C850S Signature architectural speaker uses the high-powered combination of Kevlar woofers and pivoting aluminum-dome tweeters, as well as a clever thin-bezel grille design. The Signature Series, with a striking new industrial design, gives integrators the ability to sell a new top-of-the-line Proficient solution and build upon the existing Protege base.

Furman’s CN-1800S Power Sequencer combines robust control capabilities via SmartSequencing™ Technology, advanced AC protection, AC noise filtration and optional control with the BlueBOLT® Remote Power and Energy Management Platform. Furman’s SmartSequencing™ technology allows large and complex A/V systems to be safely powered on and off with a simple press of a button or turn of a key. Its bidirectional communications between installed units enables a primary unit to control and sequence multiple secondary units, ensuring that multi-zone electronic systems are powered on and off safely and dependably from a single control point across an entire installation.Furman CN-1800S

Panamax M4000-ProTo reduce excess energy consumption, the Panamax M4000-Pro Power Manager provides visibility on energy usage with BlueBOLT® cloud-based monitoring and the capability to program scheduled on/off commands. When connectivity is lost, the M4000-Pro can automatically reboot the  connected equipment, reducing service calls and equipment issues. With seven rear panel outlets and three controllable outlet banks, the M4000-Pro features legendary Panamax power protection, including Automatic Voltage Monitoring technology that disconnects components completely from the AC line when there’s an unsafe power condition.

For more information, visit Core Brands at Booth #3089 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 6-8, 2016.

About ISC West

ISC West is the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. At ISC West, attendees have the chance to meet with technical reps from 1,000+ exhibitors and brands in the security industry and network with over 28,000 security professionals.

About Gefen

Gefen is the leader in audio/video signal processing solutions for commercial and residential applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and a long roster of first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications. For more information, please visit

About Furman

Furman delivers AC power protection, filtration, sequencing and voltage regulation solutions to the security and commercial AV power management markets. Furman is the #1 choice of power management in commercial venues. Visit

About Panamax

Panamax creates solutions for installations of all sizes of residential AV systems. Leveraging its many patented technologies, Panamax is consistently ranked #1 in the residential custom install industry by the CE Pro 100. Go

About BlueBOLT

Furman and Panamax products leverage the BlueBOLT® remote power, energy and network management platform for real-time, cloud-based control and monitoring of the energy used by electronic devices. More information is available at

About Proficient

Since 2001, Proficient has delivered to the security industry a wide selection of best-in-class architectural loudspeakers and industry-leading service. It is now known as the leading architectural speaker brand in residential security. For more information, go to

About Core Brands

Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and control brands including ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit

About Nortek, Inc.

Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK) is a global diversified company with leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit

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