May 1, 2020 – Reisterstown, MD
“This is a great move for both companies. We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity and how these product lines compliment our best in class line up of industry leading products.” – Perry D’Angelo, President, SKMac
Furman Sound Services was started in 1975 by Jim Furman. Jim worked with local Bay Area talents such as the Grateful dead and many other musicians while working at Alembic Studios. Jim’s first products were signal processing but in 1981 Jim presented the PL-8 to the sales team. This was a huge turning point for the company as Jim just started a new product category. Now forty years later power management is the only focus for Furman.
Henry Moody started Panamax in 1976 as an adjunct to the personal computer industry. Part of that strategy is to branch out into new markets, like the transmission towers for cellular phone signals and the electricity meter industry. The first surge protection products were for office machines such as printers and fax machines. In the late 90’s the first residential product was introduce the MAX1000. This was also the catalyst for Panamax & Furman working together as the MAX1000 utilized the same voltmeter that was used in the Furman PL-PLUS.
Xantech was started in Southern California circa 1969. Their first product lines were custom lighting for vans. In 1983 Xantech pioneered and patented a concept of remote-control extension and quickly became the leader in IR with the Dinky Link™. Xantech now offers HDMI cables and distribution, VoIP, matrix, splitters, switchers, extenders, scalers and converters.
Christos Desalernos, Director of Sales, Nortek Control “We are very excited to be collaborating with SKMac. With over 90 years of technical & customer service excellence we are proud to have them represent our brands.”