By Panamax: is the country's pre-eminent designer and manufacturer of
electronic and electrical protection, filtration and control products.
For over 30 years we have achieved an international reputation for our
unique solutions to the worldwide problem of power disturbances and has
earned numerous industry awards for the quality and variety of its
products. Panamax has also been recognized for its innovative Lifetime
Warranty on almost every unit produced and for its Connected Equipment
Founded in 1975 by Henry Moody, Panamax made
its debut the same year the first personal computers became available
to the public. The company is now led by President Bill Pollock.
Panamax is part of the Home Technology Group of Linear, LLC, a division
of Nortek, Inc.
Panamax acquired Furman Sound in 2006, which now
operates as a second brand within Panamax. Both brands were founded
about thirty years ago, both doing power management but for different
purposes. Furman started doing power management for the professional
music industry. Panamax started making surge protection products for
industrial and commercial customers. Both companies moved into power
management for home theater within the past ten years each with their
own emphasis and technologies.
They have different emphasis, features, aesthetics and distribution models.
Furman has some unique technologies like power factor
correction and zero ground contamination that are focused on audio
Panamax has some outstanding innovations such as in-wall
protection, remote surge protection, rs232 and IP controllability that
are focused on the custom installation market.
Panamax is sold more often in retail stores and is distributed by AVAD and other large distributors.
Furman is more often found at specialty audio shops and local specialty distributors.
Over 30 Years of Innovative Leadership
Since 1975, Panamax has been #1 in the development and introduction of innovative products and services.
Some of our product innovations include:
- The first to introduce automatic over/under voltage
protection, resulting in less service calls and trouble-free surge
- Panamax introduced the towerMAX® and AllPath® modular
protection systems that address a wide variety of AC and other signal
line combinations, allowing customers to expand their protection as
- The first to combine AC and telephone/modem
protection, AC and coax cable protection (CATV and Satellite),
protection specifically for satellite systems, and AC and LAN/data line
Customer Service Firsts:
- To support our products, we invented the Lifetime
Connected Equipment Protection Policy. It’s still the best warranty in
- The first to offer an expanded 3 or 5-year warranty on DBS satellite receivers and LNB’s.