New line of power filters, a flat-panel in-wall protection kit and surge protectors due out in the next few months.
The new power filter series has three models and will be marketed as affordable backup solutions. There’s an in-wall power protection solution designed to provide unobtrusive defense for sleek flat-panel TV installations.
There are also three low-cost A/V surge protectors with some clever little features.
CE Pro was asked not to take close-up photos of the products because they are still being developed. It was also asked that product features not be revealed, since they are subject to further engineering.
Patrick Donovan, product line manager, showed alpha versions of the three models that will make up
Without getting into details, per
In general, the series will be ideal for anything that needs protection or needs to be turned on in a sequence and if you don’t need battery backup, according to Donovan.
One attending integrator was impressed with the feature set and the prices of the three models, calling them “super affordable.”
Manufacturers seem to be scurrying to create products that complement on-wall flat-panel TV installations.
When Donovan showed dealers
It will be out pretty soon, though. The two-part device is expected to provide surge protection, power filtering and battery backup while blending into a clean flat-panel installation.
The device is expected to be connected via Romex.
The low-cost prototypes reflect
The idea, Donovan explains, is that most people will put them behind entertainment systems “so these can be placed vertically for [minimum] space and [easy] access.”
- Tom LeBlanc