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LONDON, United Kingdom, February 28, 2008 – APC, part of the Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric, today announced an expansion of its award-winning line of mobile solutions with the introduction of the USB 2.0 Travel Hub, Travel Mouse, USB Battery Extender and Retractable Cables. With these additions, APC makes it even easier for mobile users to increase connectivity while travelling.

“Mobile users continue to seek more ways to stay connected while travelling and conducting business on the go,” said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home and Business Networks, APC-MGE. “Lightweight and portable, APC’s new accessories such as the USB 2.0 Travel Hub and USB Travel Mouse give mobile users more options for staying productive and accessible.”

These new products feature the following capabilities:

• APC USB 2.0 Travel Hub, 4 ports – offers mobile users four additional USB ports in a compact portable design for connecting multiple USB devices. With a plug and play setup, the APC USB 2.0 Travel Hub supports hi-speed data transmission, up to 480Mbps. Currently available, the APC USB 2.0 Travel Hub carries an estimated resale price of £12.49(THUB4-EC).

• APC Travel Mouse, Wired, Optical 1000dpi – allows consumers to stay productive while on the go. Small and compact with a retractable cable, the APC Travel Mouse is the perfect solution for the mobile user. Currently available, the APC Travel Mouse carries an estimated resale price of £9.99 (TM1000-EC).

• APC USB Battery Extender – provides inexpensive portable power solutions for mobile devices. Slim and lightweight, the APC USB Battery Extender supplies power from AAA (LR3) batteries via a USB port to any mobile device that can be powered using a USB charging cable (sold separately), like mobile phones, iPods®, PDAs and more. Currently available, the APC USB Battery Extender carries an estimated resale price of £7.49 (UPBX-EC).

• APC Retractable Cables – offer a convenient, space-saving way to travel with cables. With available telephone and Ethernet patch cables, mobile users can connect to remote network anytime, anywhere. Currently available individually or in a two-pack, the APC Retractable Cables carry estimated resale prices of £8.99 (RCUNP-EC), £4.99(RCNET-EC) and £4.99 (RCUSB-EC), respectively.

These new accessories can work independently or in conjunction with APC’s line of Mobile Accessories and Power Ready Notebook Cases. For more information about APC and its other innovative mobile solutions, please call 0800 2799254 or visit APC’s Web site at


In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a €2.4 billion ($3.5 billion) Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. The Critical Power and Cooling Services division offers the industry’s most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. The company’s solutions include APC’s InfraStruXure® data centre architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. The company’s products also include APC and MGE-brand uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), along with APC-brand precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software. Backed by the industry’s broadest service organisation and an industry leading R&D investment, the company’s 12,000 employees help customers confront today’s unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2007 annual sales of €17.3 billion ($25 billion). For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.

For more information contact:

Anju Birdy
Marketing Manager UK & Ireland
Tel: +44 (0) 118 903 7800

Press enquiries:

Damien Wells
SPA Communications
Tel: +44 (0)7900 302102

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