By Lisa Johnston
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Orlando, Fla. — Tributaries Cable has introduced its T12 Power Strip which features twelve outlets, eight of which can be rotated up to 90 degrees. The T12 offers 4,320 joules of surge suppression and noise filtering for AC power, and signal-line protection for telecomm (RJ-11), network (RJ-45), and cable, antenna, and satellite (F-connector) signals.
According to the company, surge protection is employed across all three legs of the AC circuit, with voltage-spike protection to 6 kilovolts and peak current-spike handling up to 192 kiloamps. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) noise filtering applies up to 58dB of power-cleaning suppression over a range from 150kHz to 100MHz.
The T12 incorporates a pair of LEDs indicating the status of its operation. It is rated for heavy duty use at 15 amps for up to 1,875 watts of load.
The T12 is equipped with a fixed, high-quality, three-prong IEC power cord and comes with one each telephone, network, and coaxial (F-connector) cables. It includes a $25,000 warranty for connected equipment and a three-year warranty on parts and labor. The T12 is available now at a suggested retail of $120.
Chantilly, Va. — BDI has been named "2007 Vendor of the Year" by Circle Furniture, a five-store furniture retailer in the Boston area. The annual award recognizes a vendor that has continually excelled in the areas of customer service and product innovation. "Circle Furniture has enjoyed a wonderful partnership with BDI since 1995," said Sarah Cooney, communications director at Circle Furniture. "They are always on the cutting edge and innovative with new designs. The company has first-rate employees from their reps to customer service, right up to the president Bill Becker, who is always available to us."
Pasadena, Calif. — Bluelounge recently introduced the SpaceStation, an all-in-one docking port for laptops. It features a USB hub, cable-management system, desk organizer and ergonomic, cooling design. Available in black or white, the SpaceStation will be available this month for a $79.95 suggested retail.
EDISON, N.J. — Micro Innovations launched two surge protectors as part of its line of energy-saving products. The "smart" eight- and 10-outlet surge protectors are designed to reduce a computer's electrical-consumption waste.
The device remains in "off" mode until power is required, said the company, at which time the surge protector senses a need and then turns on. The eight-outlet protector, model SP1000ESG, will retail for a suggested $69.99, while the 10-outlet protector, model SP2000ESG, will retail for $89.99. They are scheduled for July availability.
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