19th May, 2009
Invision UK has been officially appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for PS Audio and will use CEDIA Expo 2009 to introduce the PowerPlay AC power conditioner to the custom installation community.
The PowerPlay IPC9000 is the world’s most sophisticated globally accessible AC power conditioner. A 10 zone device, the IPC9000 cleans, protects and connects to the outside world simply, easily and with zero setup. It is web enabled to allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to control an entire system over the Internet.
Basically, the PowerPlay solves one of the biggest headaches found in any home theatre installation: down-time. Custom installation experts install the vast majority of modern home theatres. These experienced installers have most likely worked on dozens of installs and they have one very common problem when the work is done: system lockup. One piece of equipment or another locks up or fails to operate and the home theatre customer can be left with the frustration of a non-functional A/V system.
Typically, the installer has to drive out to the customer’s home and reset the power to the malfunctioning equipment so his client can watch a film or listen to music. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it’s no fun for either the dealer or the customer. PowerPlay solves this problem once and for all. If a PowerPlay is installed in the customer’s home, not only does the customer enjoy clean and safe AC power, but the dealer or installer has instant access to every piece of equipment in the customer’s home and help is a simple mouse click away. This reduces the cost for the installer.
Once a system is powered by a PowerPlay AC conditioner, all the installer needs to do is go to the web through any web enabled device and access the PowerPlay. From the PowerPlay’s intuitive control panel, any connected equipment can be rebooted, turned on or off, or have its status checked.
Chris Dawson, Product Manager at Invision UK, said: “The PowerPlay from PS Audio is an exciting new product that gives installers a unique level of control over power management and system reboot from anywhere in the world. It also boasts many of the mains power conditioning and surge/spike protection technologies from PS Audio’s award-winning Quintessence Power Centre.”BACK TOP