Active Power to Introduce New PowerHouse(TM) Products at Datacenter Dynamics
Complete Modular Power Infrastructure Platform Designed for Low Cost,
Rapid Deployment, and Superior Management Capability
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- Active Power (NASDAQ:
ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and modular
infrastructure solutions, announced it will introduce to the market
new PowerHouse products at Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) New York, March
12, 2013, at the Marriott Marquis.
The redesigned modular power infrastructure solution provides a lower
acquisition cost, faster time to deployment, and superior monitoring,
controls, and analytics software versus a conventional data center
electrical room. The company will showcase its new modular power
solutions at DCD New York at booth #21.
Rated from 240 kW to 960 kW, the new PowerHouse products integrate
all critical physical infrastructure components into a purpose built
enclosure. Components can include Active Power's CleanSource(R) UPS
or CleanSource(R) High Density UPS products; diesel generator; Smart
Display; PowerHouse OS analytics and controls software; automatic
transfer switch; switchboards; lighting; air conditioning; and
regulatory and safety devices.
"Active Power has deployed more than 60 PowerHouse systems worldwide
since 2006," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power.
"With this latest set of products in the PowerHouse line, we have
leveraged that field experience to introduce a redesign that reduces
cost and deployment time while providing enhanced management and
control functionality. These products deliver unmatched power
density, reliability, and total cost of ownership to data centers. We
believe these inherent customer benefits uniquely position Active
Power to compete and gain share in the rapidly expanding modular data
PowerHouse benefits include:
-- Lower Capital Cost - PowerHouse lowers overall electrical
infrastructure capital expenses by as much as 25 percent versus a
conventional build(1) due to its optimized design, factory
construction, integration, and testing prior to deployment. This
approach lowers overall project expenses by reducing costs assoc
with field wiring, site preparation, and project management. In
addition, the system's compact size and robust enclosure provide
greater deployment flexibility and allow operators to reduce the size
and cost of their land and building.
-- Rapid Deployment - A virtually off the shelf product ready in as
little as 10 weeks from order, PowerHouse is already designed,
engineered, and tested and can be built in parallel with customer site
preparation. As a result, the system can be up and operating 60
percent faster(2) than a conventional brick-and-mortar deployment --
reducing total time from more than a year to 30 weeks or fewer.
-- Superior Management and Control - Real time analytics and system
controls are available via the Smart Display, a brilliant full color
touchscreen user interface. The software ties together all critical
elements of PowerHouse and provides a single unified perspective of
the entire system. PowerHouse OS, built on the best-in-class IO.OS
platform from IO, takes this critical data and provides historical
reporting capability, trending, and useful analytical tools.
-- Highly Efficient - PowerHouse features Active Power's CleanSource UPS
or next generation CleanSource High Density UPS. At up to 98 percent
efficient, these products are the ideal UPS foundation product for the
newly redesigned PowerHouse. Their wide ambient temperature operating
range and battery-free design further reduces cooling losses for
-- Flexible and Highly Scalable - Customers have the ability to mix and
match UPS and generator sizes to tailor to specific applications.
Systems can be combined to achieve higher power capacity and/or Uptime
Institute Tier II-IV availability.
"We set out to dramatically enhance the value and technical
differentiation of PowerHouse and enable customers to better manage
the infrastructure supporting their data center power requirements,"
said Todd Kiehn, director, Modular Infrastructure Solutions for
Active Power. "What we're delivering is a modular product that's
rapidly deployable at a competitive price, provides out-of-box
reliability, and a tremendous amount of useful intelligence via our
software platform. This is a timely and compelling solution that will
help data centers achieve their availability, efficiency, and budget
PowerHouse will be available for shipment in
the United States beginning April 2013 and worldwide later in 2013.
To schedule a meeting at show, please call David
Zucker, regional channel manager, at Active Power at (201) 608-5342
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW)
designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
and modular infrastructure solutions that enable data centers and
other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. The combined benefits of its products' power
density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in
the market and enable the world's leading companies to achieve their
most forward thinking data center designs. The company's products and
solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a
state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test
facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional
operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China,
supporting the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For
more information, visit www.activepower.com.
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statements that may be made in this news release that are not
historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include
delays in new product development, pr
oduct performance and quality
issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the
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(1) Up to 25% savings in capital expenditures based on total
installed cost of Uptime Institute certified Tier III 500 kW system
including equipment, land, building, installation, wiring and
cabling, etc. Data provided by Dallas, Texas based electrical
contractor using market rates.
(2) This figure is based on approximate duration of time to deploy
modular infrastructure and modified to focus on build out of a
conventional brick and mortar data center electrical room comparison.
Data provided by a San Jose, Calif. based electrical contractor.
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