Furman Sound to Implement SMP+ Technology

Furman Sound will announce at InfoComm 2005, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8 to 10, 2005, that it will implement an exclusive new power conditioning and protection technology, SMP+, across its product line.
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Furman Sound will announce at InfoComm 2005, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8 to 10, 2005, that it will implement an exclusive new power conditioning and protection technology, SMP+, across its product line. Many existing products have been or are in the process of being upgraded, and almost every new product will feature this proprietary technology.

The new Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) from Furman Sound delivers the purest AC power and the most comprehensive protection available, going far beyond what is found in traditional power strips. The proprietary technology combines three filtering and protection circuits—LiFT for pure, linearly filtered AC power; SMP for surge and spike suppression; and EVS for automatic shutdown in response to over-voltage conditions—on one PCB.

LiFT (Linear Filtering Technology) ensures that all sensitive audio/video components are fed linearly filtered AC power. With Furman's LiFT, AC noise is reportedly suppressed evenly and consistently.

SMP (Series Multi-Stage Protection) functions to protect equipment from damaging transient voltages by absorbing, clamping, and dissipating them. SMP allows Furman products to offer this protection without damaging any of their own internal components—that is, they are virtually non-sacrificial—which means they do their job with no down-time, no maintenance, and no replacement parts. This proprietary technology allows it to feature an unlimited joule rating and has given products with SMP+ an unprecedented success rate.

EVS (Extreme Voltage Shutdown) responds to sustained over voltage conditions (137 V or greater) that would damage or destroy A/V equipment by shutting the system down. EVS protects against problems that might occur during normal operation, and also against accidental connections to 240-V lines or open neutral wiring.

Products now incorporating SMP+ can be seen at Furman Sound's booth (#1374). Visit www.furmansound.com for more information.