- by Frank Hammel
in New Gear
Furman’s CN-3600S E (220V-240V, 16A capacity) SmartSequencer, now shipping, is the first power management solution in Furman's Contractor Series designed specifically for commercial AV installers working on projects within the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets. The unit combines optional BlueBOLT functionality with AC power distribution, protection, filtration, and sequential system power on/off.
More details from Furman (www.furmansound.com):
The CN-3600S E features Furman's SmartSequencing technology, which allows both small and large systems to be powered on and off safely even by nontechnical personnel with the simple press of a button or turn of a key. The SmartSequencer's bidirectional communications between installed units enables a primary unit to control and sequence multiple secondary units, ensuring multizone electronic systems are powered on and off safely and dependably from a single control point across an entire installation. Multiple units can be connected via simple wire pair at runs of more than 330 meters and feature backwards compatibility with Furman's legacy sequencers and/or third-party products.
Providing robust control options, the CN-3600S E is equipped with an RS-232 port and command set for integration with control systems. An optional RS-232-to-Ethernet adaptor — the BB-RS232, sold separately and available in 2013 — allows the unit to be controlled, programmed, and monitored from a smartphone, tablet, PC, or any Web-enabled device via Telnet, direct HTTP connection, or the BlueBOLT platform.
Connecting the CN-3600S E to BlueBOLT enables integrators to reboot problem components remotely to address a myriad of common system issues immediately, ranging from locked up components to bad communications handshakes. Powerful features for installers include email alerts when power anomalies occur; scheduled commands for power-up, power-down, or power-cycling of outlets; monitoring of incoming voltage in near-real time or over history; and auto-reboot functionality to resolve networking equipment lock-ups automatically. In addition, BlueBOLT offers a variety of features designed to monitor energy use closely, eliminate standby power, and enable automated load-shedding.
The 1-RU rackmount unit features eight rear-panel IEC C-13 outlets — in addition to one front-panel convenience outlet — in four adjustable delay-sequence banks. All outlets provide clean, safe power with Furman's SMP, EVS, and LiFT protection and filtration technologies.
"The CN-3600S E is packed with advanced features including our SmartSequencing platform and our proven protection and filtration technologies," said John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core Brands. "Connecting it to BlueBOLT will take its capabilities to an entirely new level."
The CN-3600S E is available now. The BB-RS232 adaptor will begin shipping in early 2013.