Affordable Device Enables Delivery of BlueBOLT Functionality Throughout an Entire Space to Reduce Energy Consumption and Service Calls
PETALUMA, Calif. — Dec. 19, 2013 — After the successful introduction of the BlueBOLT® Mobile site, Core Brands® today announced that the award-winning SP-1000 SmartPlug is delivering BlueBOLT control to any outlet in the building. Designed to provide low-cost remote power control and energy management capabilities, the device allows integrators to cost-effectively distribute BlueBOLT functionality throughout residential and commercial spaces to lower energy consumption and reduce service calls.
Offering a thin profile of 1.25 inches, the SP-1000 SmartPlug packs energy monitoring, load control and scheduled conservation in a compact form factor that plugs directly into any standard 120V, 15A outlet. Utilizing ZigBee® wireless communications, the SP-1000 can be monitored, controlled, programmed and remotely accessed via BlueBOLT’s energy management and control platform via the wired BB-ZB1 gateway.
For integrators, BlueBOLT reduces service calls through remote control of the SP-1000’s two AC outlets from any Internet-enabled device and by automatically rebooting network equipment. In addition, the platform provides real-time and historical power-related data, including energy consumption in kWh and dollars. This data allows installers to categorize and track their clients’ energy usage in residential and commercial settings, and schedule conservation commands to power-down equipment during planned downtime, thereby eliminating wasted power and lowering utility bills.
“The SP-1000 expands our SmartPlug offering with a low-cost option that allows installers to more easily deliver the benefits of the BlueBOLT platform throughout an entire residential or commercial space,” said John Benz, director of power and accessories, Core Brands. “With the SP-1000, AC outlets can be controlled and monitored anytime, from anywhere, using a mobile phone, tablet or computer. All that’s needed is one BB-ZB1 gateway, which can support up to 15 SP-1000 units.”
The SP-1000 is available at an MSRP of $49.95. The BB-ZB1 gateway is available at an MSRP of $99.95.
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BlueBOLT® remote power, energy and network management provides real-time, cloud-based control and monitoring of the energy used by electronic devices. Users can simply plug electronics into a BlueBOLT-enabled power management device to open up a new world of command and visibility of energy usage. From easy reboots of locked-up electronics to comprehensive energy tracking and scheduled conservation, BlueBOLT provides a unique combination of control and monitoring directly at the electronics’ power source. More information is available at www.mybluebolt.com.
BlueBOLT is part of Core Brands®, LLC, a Nortek company. Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of iconic audio, power management, and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Korus™, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech®.
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