Boca Theater Reflects on RoseWater Energy HUB
- Installed in August 2015 at Boca Theater and Automation
- Improves power quality, backs up batteries, compliments future solar panel installations
- Zero power-related failures since installing the HUB
Rosewater Energy Group, a provider of next-generation energy management and integration products, performed its first installation of the HUB in August 2015 at Boca Theater and Automation in Boca Raton, Florida. Now, nearly nine months after integrating the HUB, Jeff Galea, chief executive officer and founder of Boca Theater and Automation, shares his thoughts on the HUB.
Boca Theater and Automation opened a new luxury, state of the art showroom with the latest technology and integration for every room in any house within the last year and included the RoseWater Energy HUB in their showroom update. The HUB was installed in the newly remodeled showroom to improve power quality, provide batter back up and eventually compliment future solar panel installations.
“This is the third facility I have built over the years; the other two utilized small commercially available UPS’s powering our servers, workstations, and core AV gear,” said Jeff Galea, chief operating officer and founder of Boca Theater and Automation. “Each UPS utilized either two or four 12V batteries. To support a staff of 28 employees, a server room, and an AV rack, I maintained approximately 120 batteries powering in excess of 30 individual UPSs. During a power outage, it was a near certainty that one or more UPS would die unpredictably after a few minutes.”
With experience as an electrical engineer, Jeff Galea investigated and brainstormed the concept of building a large scale power condition and UPS system for his customers that experience frequent, although brief, power outages in South Florida. After following the progress of RoseWater Energy Group over the years, it became clear the RoseWater Energy Group understands the problems faced today and has created a product that’s absolutely necessary for households.
“Many people are told that a generator is a good solution for backup power,” Galea voiced. “This is a mistake – a generator takes time to kick on; even a second would be too long as sensitive systems would not tolerate the blip. Very brief outages do not trigger a generator as it simply can’t start up and trigger the transfer switch that fast. And even worse, we see many cases where the power flickers off and on several times before settling off or on. During this time, sensitive equipment is thrashing off and on and the generator isn’t doing anything because the outages are too brief. When the power is off long enough to cycle the generator on, it generates the dirtiest power imaginable which causes problems with everything from business equipment to lighting control, and all the AV in-between. With the Hub, I am getting a clean 60 cycle sinewave during an outage, while powered, and all the in-between times. When the power fluctuates several times before settling off or on, connected equipment is completely isolated.
“I have had zero power-related failures since installing the HUB and absolutely zero hum and noise in my high-end AV systems,” Galea said. “I have an extremely expensive projector in our Theater demo room, and it has never suffered a power outage – something that would have caused one or both of its bulbs to blow in the past. The power-related problems I lived with and fought relentlessly without the HUB are completely gone. What I expected from the HUB was simple, carefree, reliability. That’s what I have and now that I have lived with it for months, I can’t imagine life without it.”
To learn more about Boca Theater and Automation’s experience with the Hub, please visit http://www.rosewaterenergy.com/images//boca-QA-low.pdf. For more information on the Residential Energy Storage Hubs and Rosewater Energy, please visit http://www.rosewaterenergy.com.
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