Gefen and Panamax Earn 2016 Commercial Integrator Magazine BEST Awards for Product Innovation

Staff Writer | June 10, 2016
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LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2016 – Core Brands, today announced that two of its industry-leading brands, Gefen and Panamax, were recognized by Commercial Integrator magazine with 2016 BEST Awards. The Panamax VT4315-Pro received the award in the Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression & Energy Solutions”category and the Gefen Ultra HD HDBaseT™ 2.0 Extender for HDMI (EXT-UHDA-HBT2) won in the Specialty A/V Cables, Interconnects, & IR Extenders”category. The announcement was made at InfoComm 2016 at the Commercial Integrator Booth #N3346 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Commercial Integrator BEST Awards program recognizes the most noteworthy solutions for an integration business. The winners will be chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators along with the editors of Commercial Integrator.

“We’re honored to accept two Commercial Integrator BEST Awards at InfoComm 2016,” Core Brands President Joe Roberts said today. “Our entire product development team is dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing innovative new products that provide meaningful new benefits to our global customer base.”

The all-new Gefen Ultra HD HDBaseT 2.0 Extender for HDMI (EXT-UHDA-HBT2) is a signal extender that uses HDBaseT™ 2.0 technology to extend 4K HDMI, Ethernet, RS-232, 2-way IR, and 2-way audio up to 330 feet using one CAT-5e cable. The new extender provides a robust signal connection when extending 4K HDMI, Ethernet, RS-232, 2-way IR, and 2-way audio up to 330 feet. The bi-directional power feature allows the pair to be powered from either side of the extension. Also, the flexible, surface mountable enclosures fit anywhere, guaranteeing a convenient installation. To enable intuitive system monitoring for integrators, the Gefen Syner-G™ software provides an intuitive path for firmware updates and advanced EDID management tools. For more information, visit Gefen Booth #C5430 at InfoComm 2016.

The VT4315-PRO employs a new angle to the popular M4315-PRO BlueBOLT-enabled power conditioner to provide a full-featured power management solution that doesn’t take up any significant rack space. It features Panamax’s exclusive Protect-or-Disconnect surge protection and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) over/undervoltage protection for complete peace of mind, plus Linear Filtering for best performance of protected equipment. Additionally, Gigabit-ready and high-bandwidth coaxial signal-side protection are on board to safeguard from lightning damage that may come from incoming signal lines. For more information on the new vertical power conditioner with IP control capabilities, visit Furman Booth #C11322 at InfoComm 2016.

About Gefen

Gefen is the leader in audio/video signal distribution solutions for commercial and Pro AV applications. With a heritage of practical innovation and a long roster of first-to-market products, Gefen delivers intuitive A/V distribution solutions that bridge the gap between rapidly advancing technology and real-world applications.

About Core Brands
Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and control brands including ELAN®, SpeakerCraft®, Gefen®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Furman®, Sunfire® and Xantech® to deliver a portfolio of connected home and commercial solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit

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