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AMX Power Distribution Unit Selected as 2010 EXCITE Award Winner
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010

CustomRetailer Magazine Awards NetLinx PDU - the Smart-Energy Device for Managing AV/IT Rack Equipment - in Annual Industry Showcase

RICHARDSON, TX - September 16, 2010 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced today the NetLinx® Power Distribution Unit (NXA-PDU-1508-8) has been honored as a 2010 EXCITE Award winner by CustomRetailer magazine. The unique Power Distribution Unit (PDU) combines power distribution and power management into one device to deliver greater energy savings and ease of installation. AMX will be demonstrating the new NetLinx PDU in booth #912 at CEDIA 2010, being held September 23-26 in Atlanta.

The innovative Power Distribution Unit (PDU), which AMX announced in June, adds a new level of control at the rack by allowing remote reset of devices via a power cycle, reducing the need to send staff to a customer site. By managing power delivery, the PDU monitors energy consumption of each connected component and restricts power to any or all devices when not in use. With 8 individually monitored and controlled AC outlets, built-in 12-Volt power supply, 2 sets of 4 AxLink Bus Strips, power monitoring for each outlet, plus a temperature sensor, the PDU is flexible and can reduce wasteful standby power usage. Native NetLinx control over AxLink integrates the PDU with AMX Control systems and Resource Management Suite (RMS).

According to CustomRetailer, the editorial team reviews new innovations within the industry and selects the winners of EXCITE Awards based on a set of criteria such as, if the innovation makes an installer's life better or easier, and if it delivers a marked benefit to the end-user.

"An important and growing concern I hear from dealers is about energy management," said Doug Hall, AMX Product Manager. "This new NetLinx PDU is the only power distribution unit on the market with low voltage, high voltage and control distribution - delivering the perfect AV/IT power management strip for every rack."

AMX designed the PDU with flexibility of installation as well as operation in mind as it supports U.S. and international voltage standards and provides dealers a simple method to offer their customers an energy saving solution.

"AMX has a rich legacy in control and automation, and now, with this PDU, we are innovating energy control," said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "The PDU supports a holistic approach to energy management, saving energy consumption in the rack and the energy our integrators would expend managing and integrating devices in the rack. I'm excited about this important line of energy control solutions - with this honor, the industry shows it feels the same."