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Panamax/Furman Joins Forces With LiteTouch

PETALUMA, Calif. — March 9, 2011 — Panamax/Furman today announced that the company will be combining LiteTouch, a leading manufacturer of lighting control products, with its operations. Both companies are subsidiaries of the Home Technology Group of Linear, LLC.

An industry leader for over 35 years, Panamax delivers cutting-edge power management, monitoring & control solutions engineered for professional custom electronics integrators. The Furman brand provides a wide range of power management solutions for musicians, audio professionals, and commercial A/V integrators as well as a line of high-performance power conditioners for audiophile-grade A/V systems and 220V-240V power management solutions for use outside of North America. Together, Panamax and Furman products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the components connected by protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning.

LiteTouch, a 30-year leader in the residential custom installation market, delivers robust lighting control solutions designed to be installed and custom programmed by authorized dealers, certified installers, and distributors worldwide. LiteTouch lighting control systems are engineered for both new construction and retrofit applications, with features such as remote access, conditional event and custom programming, daylight harvesting and a host of other energy saving features.

Both companies are increasingly focused on providing energy efficiency and energy management solutions. Panamax/Furman has integrated its new BlueBOLT® Technology into many of its products, allowing dealers and installers to easily control and monitor A/V system power from anywhere in the world through a secure, hosted IP Web portal. LiteTouch has added DayLight Harvesting keypads to their product line-up, and will feature a low-voltage relay and data input port option for each of their new 2011 keypads, allowing for the local connection of motion and occupancy sensors into the system.

As a combined entity, LiteTouch and Panamax/Furman will move forward under the leadership of Panamax/Furman president Bill Pollock, located in Petaluma, CA.

“By combining the operations of LiteTouch with Panamax/Furman, the company will provide installers and integrators with a full range of high-voltage custom residential and commercial installation products,” stated Pollock. “Additionally, both companies are focused on innovation in energy management and green technologies, such as BlueBOLT and LiteTouch Remote Access, providing a tremendous opportunity for alignment and symmetry to deliver next-generation energy management solutions for our customers and their clients.”

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About Panamax/Furman
Panamax and Furman have been international leaders in providing award-winning, innovative power management products for more than 35 years. Their power management products give audio/video systems the pure, noise-free power they need for superlative performance, providing longevity to the components connected while protecting them from damage caused by power surges and lightning. Together — as part of Panamax LLC — Panamax, Furman, and PFPower (a Panamax/Furman brand) address all major electronic markets, including home theater, professional audio and music, broadcasting, audio/video recording, OEM, and office equipment. Panamax/Furman’s cloud-based power and energy management platform, BlueBOLT®, sets a new industry standard in ease of installation and use. The company is based in Petaluma, Calif., and sells through an international dealer network and through select retail outlets. More information is available at and All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Agency Contact:
Peggy Blaze
Account Director, InGear PR
Tel: +1 (818) 357-3693

Panamax/Furman Contact:
Bill Hensley
Director of Marketing Communications, Core Brands
Tel: +1 (707) 766-5829

LiteTouch Contact:
Angela Larson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Tel +1 (801) 486-8500 ext. 116

About LiteTouch, Inc
LiteTouch, a leading lighting control system manufacturer for more than three decades, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. LiteTouch’s products are recommended by architects, lighting designers, custom installers, builders and electricians worldwide and are available through an extensive network of Representatives, Authorized Dealers and Distributors.

In addition to being an essential element of any green building or remodeling project, LiteTouch lighting control systems offer numerous real-world benefits, including convenience, security, time-savings, safety, energy conservation and design aesthetics. “Experience Lighting Control”, an online tour detailing many of these benefits, is available at

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