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23 June 1998

....complete on-line UPS solution for centralised computing
extends to 45kVA...

MPL Powerware Systems announced today that it has extended
the range of the newly launched 3-phase double conversion
on-line Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the Powerware
Prime. Ranging from 7.5 to 15 kVA and from 25 to 45 kVA, the
Powerware Prime is designed for the centralised power
protection of server farms, telecommunications and
industrial applications.

Powerware Prime's extended capacity provides simple and
economical, centralised UPS protection for users of entire
computer networks, including different types of servers and
communications devices such as bridges, hubs and routers.
Powerware Prime is ideal for demanding IT applications in
critical industrial applications with an exceptionally wide
input voltage window, excellent load supply properties,
robust design and alarm relay contacts. Compact, quiet, easy
to install and service, Powerware Prime also features a
versatile communication interface.

"Powerware Prime provides several key advantages," explained
Rob Potts, general manager of MPL Powerware Systems. "In
addition to cost savings in power protection, it eases the
configuration of back-up times and simplifies the addition
of new devices to the load as required."

Powerware Prime UPS also features a new version of
LanSafeIII software for sequential network shutdown and
optional PowerVision software for UPS monitoring. As a
result, available protection takes into consideration
potential expansion of the network.

Patented features

Patented features include:

- Advanced Battery Management (ABM) functionality,
prolonging battery life by up to 50%, as battery current
flows through the batteries only when required, avoiding

- Efficiency Optimiser option allows users to switch the UPS
between on-line and by-pass mode according to utility power
conditions, reaching efficiencies up to 99% as a result,

- DC Expert feature enables battery maintenance planning and
prevents any unexpected load losses due to battery

- Hot Sync paralleling system does not need control wires
between the UPS modules, eliminating possible points of
failure such as control wire communications, achieving
higher levels of reliability.

LanSafeIII and Powervision power management software

All models of Powerware Prime are bundled with LanSafeIII
power management software, providing network shutdown and
UPS management for all common network operating systems:
Novell Netware, Novell NMS or ManageWise, Windows NT,
Windows 95, OS/2 and UNIX. LanSafe III power management
software offers also SNMP functionality at no additional
cost and is compatible with the upcoming release of Windows

PowerVision software is designed for monitoring UPSs,
standby generators, static switches, power distribution
units, automatic switches and utility input by integrating
the different power systems into a single application.
Monitoring can be carried out locally or throughout the
entire enterprise.


Notes for Editors

About MPL Powerware Systems Ltd

MPL Powerware Systems Ltd, based in Slough, Berkshire, is
the UK division of Exide Electronics Inc - a member of the
BTR group. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA,
Exide Electronics provides Strategic Power Management
solutions to a broad range of businesses and institutions
worldwide. Exide Electronics' products are used for
networking, financial, medical, industrial,
telecommunications, military and aerospace applications -
wherever continuous power is essential to daily operations.
Exide Electronics is the largest supplier of Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) UPS worldwide.

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