LynTec president Mark Bishop (left) with SurgeX founder Michael McCook
Pro A/V industry AC power protection and control leaders SurgeX of Zebulon, N.C., and LynTec of Lenexa, Kan., have formed a strategic alliance. SurgeX is a leading manufacturer of power conditioners and surge eliminators for the professional audio, video, broadcast and multimedia markets, while LynTec is a premiere manufacturer of AC power sequencing products for sound and theatrical lighting systems. Under the new agreement, the companies’ software and hardware engineering departments will work together with the goal of delivering vastly improved solutions for professional applications.
“Our customers have been asking for integrated power control and electrical protection systems, and there is no one we’d rather bring these solutions to the table with than SurgeX,” says LynTec president Mark Bishop. “The combination of our respective technologies will set the standard for professional A/V system power platforms moving forward.”
Michael McCook, SurgeX founder and new business development consultant, adds, “These two innovative companies have come together to collaborate on the most critical aspect of system integration: the AC power foundation. Our mutual efforts will also move forward on a global scale to provide product solutions for international power platforms.”
At InfoComm 2009 (June 17-19), SurgeX will introduce the SX1120iP, the first in a series of IP addressable power conditioners. Designed as a 20-amp, 1U rack-mount unit with eight individually controllable outlets, the new SX1120iP can be configured and managed via a Web browser to control and monitor individual outlets online. The SX1120iP monitors outlet status, current draw, power consumption and rack temperature. E-mail notifications can be sent based on certain conditions and thresholds.
Unlike other IP addressable PDUs, the SX1120iP benefits from all of SurgeX’s latest technologies, including Advanced Series Mode surge elimination, Impedance Tolerant EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE Inrush Current Elimination and COUVS Catastrophic Over/Under Voltage Shutdown. Like all SurgeX products, the SX1120iP is also backed by a 10-year warranty.
“SurgeX is extremely excited to deliver its IP addressable product to the marketplace,” says SurgeX VP of sales Shannon Townley. “The combination of our existing surge elimination technology with Web-based controllability brings an unmatched and unprecedented solution to the industry.”
SurgeX will exhibit at InfoComm 2009 in booth #4649.