SurgeX International News
SurgeX Promotes AC Power and Grounding Seminar at InfoComm 13
Session ID: IUX12
Session Details: AC Power, Grounding and Power Conditioning for Audio and Video Systems
Date / Time: Thurs, June 13 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Description: This session covers the fundamental concepts, common problems, and good engineering practices for power system infrastructures. Learn to create audiovisual systems that are installed safely, function reliably and operate trouble-free. That means, no more RF interference, noise, hum, hum bars or damage from power line faults. You'll leave with simple, practical solutions that conform to building codes - all tips you can apply as soon as you get back to work.
You will leave this session understanding:
- How proper grounding provides safety for personnel and property
- How hum, buzz and other noise is coupled into audio/video systems
- How to specify solid, cost effective solutions
- An overview of design audio/video
Instructor(s): Andy Benton, Jim Brown
SurgeX International Announces Sponsorship of Synergetic Audio Concepts
April 2012- Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA - SurgeX International is pleased to announce it's sponsorship of Synergetic Audio Concepts.
The SurgeX and SynAudCon relationship began in 1995 when Michael McCook and Andy Benton founded SurgeX, while simultaneously Pat and Brenda Brown became the proud owners of SynAudCon. The SurgeX group attended SynAudCon's first seminar and brought with them two 'new technology' pieces of electronic equipment. Pat Brown immediately recognized the need for that equipment within the audio industry.
Both companies had an exciting vision back in 1995, however at that time they were also experiencing many of the same trials and tribulations which naturally go along with a new entrepreneurial focus. This created a natural bond and from that day forward they commended each others advancements and accomplishments in the professional AV industry.
SurgeX International's Michael McCook states: "Education is key for any active individual, integrator or manufacturer in our industry. We know that SynAudCon has always led and continues to lead the way in a fundamental and highly advanced educational role. SurgeX International is proud to support AV professionals by way of SynAudCon sponsorship".
Through the years, SurgeX has grown to become a leading manufacturer of AC power protection, conditioning and management. Their products are in almost every professional AV system. SurgeX International is now making unprecedented strides in the global marketplace.
"We are extremely pleased that the owners of SurgeX International have decided to sponsor our efforts," says Brenda Brown, co-owner of SynAudCon. "We have had a rich history with the company. It is an honor to have that same group of people return to support us."
-SurgeX International serves the global marketplace with patented 230V AC power protection, conditioning and management products.
InAVation Awards 2012 Technology Finalist
SurgeX International Introduces Sequenced Power Platform
SurgeX International SEQ1200i Series
BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania, USA - April 5, 2011 -- SurgeX International introduces the SEQ1200i Series sequencer, surge eliminator and power conditioner. The SEQ1200i range provides power platform sequencing and control combined with the established, patented surge elimination and power conditioning technologies that SurgeX has become world famous for. The SX1200i will be on demonstration at ProLight & Sound 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany from April 6th to 9th in Booth J24 of Hall 8.0.
Mike Mayne, SurgeX International Product Development Director, stated, "We are extremely pleased to extend the SurgeX International product line to include a total surge elimination, power conditioning and control solution. The SEQ1200i offers scalable, sequential power up and power down functionality alongside the proven SurgeX surge elimination and power conditioning technologies that have reinforced SurgeX International as the number one global power conditioning solution provider. The SEQ1200i is an invaluable product in its own right and also adds huge value to our remote control-compatible product offerings, such as the award winning SX1200RTi and recently released SX2200RT models. The SurgeX International peace-of-mind is now backed up by the ability to sequence power up and down on systems of all sizes. We now offer a turnkey, modular power platform solution."
The SurgeX International SEQ1200i line offers four sequenced banks of two industrial-grade IEC outlets plus two always-on outlets per unit. Bank-to-bank delay times of 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 seconds can be specified via a front panel selector, and a series of front-panel LED status indicators display the progress of the boot up/down sequence. A rear-panel Phoenix connector allows the unit to be connected in a master/satellite configuration with the ability to cascade an infinite amount of units. Cascading the SEQ1200i can be used to achieve limitless system sizes with sequential power up and down sequences.
SEQ1210i models are 10-amp load-capable (for China and Australia), SEQ1213i models are 13-amp load-capable (UK), SEQ1215i models are 15-amp load-capable (South Africa) and SEQ1216i models are 16-amp load-capable (Europe). All models have four sequenced banks each with two industrial-grade IEC outlets in addition to two always-on outlets.
"The SurgeX International SEQ1200i line is a logical evolution of the SurgeX family; it takes the established capabilities of our patented technologies and adds additional functionality that is advantageous in many applications. The sequential power up/down functionality is prerequisite for many complicated AV, broadcast and custom design/build installations. Recent discussions during the development and launch process have drawn our attention to new sectors that our international product will be of considerable value to, including medical, IT, government and military sectors," adds SurgeX Co-Founder and Senior Principal Michael McCook.
Advanced Series Mode® surge elimination, Impedance Tolerant® EMI/RFI filtering and COUVS® Catastrophic Under/Over Voltage Shutdown provide the rock-solid power conditioning platform at the core of the SEQ1200i. These proprietary, patented technologies have been at the center of SurgeX technology and have reinforced SurgeX as the only choice for protecting all valuable or sensitive electronic equipment and information.
SurgeX International products are tested to and exceed the most stringent international standards, enabling use in the most critical environments, such as medical, government and military applications. The reliability of all SurgeX products is backed up by a full 10-year manufacturer warranty. As with all SurgeX International products the SEQ1200i range is A-1-1 and IEC/EN 61643-1 certified.
SurgeX International products are manufactured in our privately-owned RoHS-compliant factory and are available through a worldwide network of authorized distributors and dealers. For further information or contact details, visit the SurgeX International website at www.SurgeXInternational.com.
SurgeX International Adds Standalone Product Line
Blue Bell, PA, USA, March 24, 2011 - SurgeX International today launch the SA Series surge eliminators and power conditioners. The SA Series is specifically designed as a professional surge elimination power distribution platform for audio, video, broadcast, computer and all other valuable or sensitive electronic equipment.
SurgeX International founder Michael McCook stated SurgeX International SA products provide proven SurgeX technologies in a form factor suitable for compact installations, portable use or retro-fitting installations with existing power distribution facilities. They are an ideal power conditioning solution for situations where rackmount or other fixed installation products are unsuitable.
SA models are available with AS3112, BS1363, BS546 and CEE7/7 region specific connectivity and load capable circuitry. All models have 2 industrial grade mains outlets. The SA Series provides Advanced Series Mode guaranteed surge elimination alongside both common mode and normal mode Impedance Tolerant EMI/RFI filtering.
Optional mounting brackets are available, allowing SA models to be mounted in convenient and discrete locations for fixed installations that require a transparent surge elimination and power conditioning solution.
The reliability of all SurgeX products are backed up by a full 10 year manufacturer warranty.
SurgeX International products are available through a worldwide network of authorized distributors and dealers. For further information or contact details visit the SurgeX International website at www.surgexinternational.com
SurgeX Wins Prestigious Global Technology Achievement Award
The SurgeX International SX1213-RTi Wins!
Amsterdam, Holland: In SurgeX International's debut year to the global marketplace, the company is proud to have received the prestigious InAVate Technology Achievement Award.
"After almost 15 years of pioneering and dominating the North American AC power protection and control market, we are extremely honored that in our first year of introducing globally formatted products, we win this award for our SX1213RTi. This is truly a milestone for our unique technology on a grand scale", said Michael McCook, SurgeX Founder.
Daniel Chang, Managing Director of the International Audio Group (IAG) comments: " This achievement is a testimonial to the global power of the SurgeX brand of products and it's superior technology, not only in the Pro AV market but in the many diverse industrial and consumer segments we will be addressing in the near future. Our distribution channels are rapidly being deployed around the world and we are aggressively developing new products in a variety of form factors to meet demand"
The award was presented at Integrated Systems Europe 2010. ISE is an InfoComm International organization.
SurgeX Partners With IAG For International Manufacturing And Distribution
PIPERSVILLE, PA - June 1, 2009 -- International Audio Group Ltd. (IAG), the parent company of Wharfdale, Quad, Mission and several other professional audio, lighting and hi-fi brands, now formally welcomes SurgeX to its roster.
With facilities in Shenzhen and London, IAG will now be manufacturing and distributing SurgeX products globally, with the exception of North America, where Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. (ESP) of Zebulon, NC continues to helm the brand.
"It is our mission here at IAG to provide consultants, contractors and end users with the finest quality, most technologically sophisticated products on the market, and SurgeX is certainly no exception," says IAG Managing Director Daniel Chang. "When it comes to power, nothing on the market surpasses the brand’s level of protection, and we have no doubt that this alliance will both greatly expand SurgeX’s global business and be highly beneficial to professional and residential integrators worldwide."
New Frontier Electronics/SurgeX Founder and Senior Principal Michael McCook states, "SurgeX and IAG have been working closely on expanded SurgeX technology development and new products in the global marketplace for several years now and I am confident that this partnership will finally bring SurgeX’s superior technology solutions to the entire world."
SurgeX Debuts International Products at the 2009 Musikmesse in Frankfurt Germany
SurgeX First to Go Green with RoHS Compliance
SurgeX, the worlds leading manufacturer of professional surge eliminators and AC power conditioners, announced that their product line is now RoHS compliant and is the first in this product category to do so.
"This effort on behalf of SurgeX ownership, engineering and material procurement has been a long process, but we are extremely proud of this important milestone for our company" said Michael McCook, SurgeX Senior Principal.
RoHS stands for "Restriction of Hazardous Substances" in electrical and electronic equipment. The RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union and took effect on 1 July 2006. This directive restricts the use of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) and Hexavalent Chromium.
Andy Benton, SurgeX Director of Engineering adds, "At SurgeX, we're not satisfied with just being a technology leader, we strive to be a leader in every way. Being the first US power conditioner manufacturer to embrace RoHS is just one more in a long line of firsts for us. But then on the personal level, it makes me happy to think that our products no longer contain harmful materials such as lead and will not pose a threat to future generations."
"With all the new Green initiatives our industry must now adopt in terms of RoHS and LEED, I would expect nothing less from SurgeX to be the first manufacturer to come in line with these necessary requirements. We are happy SurgeX has understood what needs to be done to continue to be the market leader in this segment" says manufacturer rep John Cardone of New York based Cardone, Solomon and Associates.
-SurgeX has been producing AC Power products for the professional A/V marketplace and Industry for over thirteen years
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Who Uses SurgeX?
- Johnson & Johnson ♦ Royal Bank of Canada ♦ University of Illinois ♦ OLAM Shrine ♦ MTV ♦ Clerk US District Court, Shreveport, LA
- Microsoft ♦ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ♦ Muhlenberg College ♦ NRC ♦ Southwest Airlines ♦ Dow Jones ♦ NASA
- CISCO Systems ♦ Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo ♦ Microsoft, Alpharetta, GA ♦ Rutgers University ♦ San Antonio Convention Center ♦ HBO
- General Electric ♦ Colorado State University ♦ University of New Hampshire ♦ Boston College ♦ Shelter Insurance ♦ Nortel ♦ Chase Bank
- Vernon Downs ♦ University of Maryland ♦ Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport ♦ The National Academies ♦ Sony Picture Studios ♦ Merck
- Jackson Center for the Arts ♦ Independent Bible Church ♦ The Venetian Resort ♦ Warner Lambert ♦ Riverdome ♦ Royal Caribbean Cruiselines
- United Airlines ♦ Billy Graham Ministries ♦ Clair Brothers ♦ Warner Brothers Studios ♦ Rice University ♦ Richmond Civil War Museum
- Amcar7 ♦ America Online ♦ American Electronics Assn Conference Center ♦ Viacom ♦ Ringling Brothers Circus ♦ Philadelphia Zoo ♦ Real Audio
- American Express Tower ♦ American Farm Bureau ♦ American Red Cross ♦ Alcoa ♦ University of Penn ♦ Pfizer ♦ Phillip Morris ♦ Conoco
- American University ♦ Amoco Energy Co ♦ Argonne National Labs ♦ BMW ♦ Universal Studios ♦ Philadelphia Eagles ♦ Philadelphia Phillies
- Boeing ♦ Boston College ♦ Boston Convention Center ♦ Bucknell ♦ U.S. Library of Congress ♦ Oracle Training Centers ♦ Columbus State
- Busch Gardens ♦ Charlotte Knights ♦ Newark Data Center ♦ Ocean County Community College ♦ Texas Childrens Hospital ♦ I2 Tech Center
- Daimler-Chrysler Corporation ♦ Digital Projection ♦ Dow Chemical ♦ Ohio State University ♦ NYC Dept of Education ♦ Lucent Technologies
- Disneyworld (Magic Kingdom) ♦ EPA ♦ FBI ♦ Ford Motor Company ♦ Turner Entertainment Network ♦ NY LiveRadio.com ♦ Walter Reed Hospital
- Garland Texas School District ♦ Green Bay Packers ♦ George Mason University ♦ University of Virginia ♦ NY Waterway ♦ Showtime Networks
- Georgia Tech ♦ Georgia Public Television ♦ Gladding-Hearn Ship Building ♦ U.S. House of Representatives ♦ Nashville Motor Speedway
- GlaxoSmithKline ♦ Great Scott Broadcast Group ♦ Haggar Clothing ♦ Smithsonian Institute ♦ National Institute of Health ♦ MGM Grand
- Harvard Business School ♦ Howard University ♦ NY City Central Synagogue ♦ Michigan State University ♦ Kansas State University
- Hubble Space Telescope Uplink ♦ Illinois Medical Society ♦ John Deere ♦ University of Scranton ♦ University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
- Joliet Motor Speedway ♦ Las Vegas Motor Speedway ♦ Lehman Bros ♦ Lockheed ♦ PA State Capitol Building ♦ Superdome ♦ Muhlenberg College
- Loyola University ♦ Madison Square Garden ♦ University of California Santa Cruz Media Services ♦ Memphis Motorsports Park ♦ Merrill Lynch
- Magic Crystal Springs ♦ Mandarin Oriental Hotel ♦ Marriot Hotels ♦ U.S. Marine Band U.S. Navy ♦ Montana State Capitol Bldg
- McGuire Air Force Base ♦ Meadowlands Arena (Giants Stadium) ♦ US Census Bureau ♦ Showboat Casino Hotel ♦ NY Public Library
"We started using SurgeX after a recommendation from a fellow dealer and have been blown away by your product. Ever since we started using SurgeX we have had no power related service issues on our projects. Gone are the days of constantly having to re-boot preamps and the like or replace "surge suppressors" that have been blown up in the line of duty. We tell our clients to purchase a real power conditioner from SurgeX or don't waste their money on anything else. We appreciate the SurgeX no-nonsense approach to product design and your lack of marketing fluff! You make a product that works, period. Thanks again for a great product!"
"When you get one chance to capture a Worldwide Broadcast, you simply can't leave your power conditioning to chance. We use and rely on SurgeX. It's Power Protection you can Trust!"
"Alstage Sound and Lighting installed a sound system in the new sanctuary at Evangel Assembly of God church, Wooster, Ohio in the fall of 2002. SurgeX was recommended by us and included in this system.
The SurgeX was put to the test during the summer of 2003 when the facility was subjected to several lightning hits during mid summer. The facility was struck in early July, by a severe bolt to the 3-phase transformer bank next to the church, exploding one transformer. The lightning discharge proceeded into the building on the 208 volt 3-phase feeders and caused extensive damage to the alarm system, computer network and hardware, and the phone system. The new sanctuary audio, which was powered and protected by the SurgeX sequential power system, remained undamaged except for minor damage to an audio circuit which was connected to a 200 foot run of cable in the attic.
Alstage, and our customer at Evangel, are totally convinced of SurgeX's ability to protect the AC power circuits. The other repair contractors were not as fortunate, having to deal with the extensive damage to the rest of the facility."
Tim Badger - President, Alstage Sound & Lighting, Inc.
"This summer (2006) we had four churches that have taken nearby lightning strikes taking out computers, fire-alarm systems, organ components and sound/video systems. Equipment that was protected by SurgeX suffered NO ILL EFFECTS!"
"At HB Communications, we understand that there is no substitute for quality. Our reputation is on the line with every job, regardless of its size. That being said, we only work with manufacturers that deliver products we can depend on. When it comes to power filtering and line conditioning, SurgeX is our surge protection device of choice. SurgeX works; it's just that simple."
"Every MediaMatrix® system installer or user should provide the utmost in power protection for their investment - SurgeX products offer superior protection against surges, transients, EMI/RFI, and do not contaminate the system ground. No audio system by Peavey should be installed without SurgeX!"
"Our facility was hit by lightening in the middle of July, 2002. All of the computers plugged into SurgeX were fine. However, our server was plugged into a UPS only and suffered damage."
"At Technovations, we implement SurgeX products into every integrated system.
We have tried other products in the past, but have found that SurgeX products greatly reduce service calls related to heavy storms, lightning strikes and accompanying power outages. Our client base is extremely satisfied with the protection that SurgeX provides."
Dave Johnson, President
"SurgeX Series Mode® products are not only the most effective power conditioners, they do NOT contaminate the system ground or place equipment interfaces at high risk like conventional shunt-mode devices do. I recommend them for all integrated electronic systems!"
"SurgeX products from New Frontier Electronics, are the only safe and reliable way I know of to protect electronic systems from destructive power line faults. I specify them exclusively for all my projects. And all of my own equipment is protected by SurgeX."
"SurgeX products are essential to the success of our projects... Without first class power protection, we wouldn't have first class projects."
"Every AVWashington A/V system includes a SurgeX power filter because of its superior protection against energy surges. Our clients benefit because SurgeX safeguards their mission-critical A/V systems. AVWashington chooses SurgeX exclusively."
Sidney L. Lissner
"SurgeX Series Mode technology provides very effective long-term surge protection by means of a patented design which does NOT result in the diversion of transient surge energy into Equipment Ground conductors, and the consequent instantaneous elevation of local ground reference potentials. Nowhere is this more important than in installations of interconnected audio, video, and computer equipment distributed throughout a building, wherein equipment is typically powered from and grounded to the building electrical system via the nearest convenient connection point.
Unfortunately, during a powerline transient surge event there is no guarantee whatsoever that all connection points in any building electrical system will be at the same instantaneous ground reference potential. Under such circumstances transient currents, capable of causing permanent equipment damage and/or temporary system malfunctions, will flow in any and all system interconnection paths. Unlike conventional shunt mode powerline "protection" devices which divert transient currents into Equipment Ground paths, effectively aggravating the problem, SurgeX Series Mode devices do NOT divert transient currents into Equipment Ground paths, and thus do not increase the probability of equipment damage and system malfunctions during transient surge events.
A quick payback in the form of reduced equipment failures and consequent system downtime is yet another benefit of SurgeX protection. Their unsurpassed UL Certified A-1-1 performance, in combination with outstanding long term reliability derived from the total elimination of sacrificial components, clearly places SurgeX products in a class by themselves."
"Our photographic studio has thousands of dollars invested in computer equipment that we rely on every day. The data contained on them is worth a hundred times more. That's why protecting our equipment from potential damage and the resulting data loss is critical.
Our SurgeX gives us piece of mind that in the event of an electrical related incident, our systems will be protected. If you think a ten dollar power strip from the hardware store is going to protect you against serious power surges and lightning strikes, think again.
It's comforting to know that if something does happen, we're protected."
Dennis P Kelly
All SurgeX® products are backed by a 10 year warranty Power Protection You Trust!