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UPS VA is the common figure used to appraise UPS Size. New computers, designed to comply with recent green oriented standards, feature input power factor correction which requires considering UPS Watt capacity when sizing a UPS.   Two figures Volt - Ampere (VA) and Watt (W) define Uninterruptible Power Supply capacity. Both should be above corresponding load requirements.  VA represents the total (sometimes called apparent) Power, derived simply by multiplying Main's Voltage by consumer's Current (Amperes). Watt figure represents the True power, required by the computer power supplies, derived by multiplying Main's Voltage by the value of Main's frequency Current component. The ratio of Watt to VA is defined as Power factor (PF). Normally, Computer Power Supply's input current has a pulse shaped waveform. This current comprises basic mains frequency sinusoidal compon... (more)

VYCON Enters Strategic Alliance With MGE UPS SYSTEMS, to Provide Green Tech Alternative to Battery Back Up Systems

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- VYCON, http://www.vyconenergy.com/, a leading company in the development and manufacture of advanced, green tech, high cycling energy storage flywheel systems, today announced a strategic alliance with MGE UPS SYSTEMS, Inc. to provide an environmentally friendly, clean energy alternative to traditional Uninterruptible Power Supply systems. Initially, the offering will include MGE's Comet and Galaxy PW models which will be integrated with VYCON's VDC flywheel system. The VYCON VDC is a flywheel based energy storage system that provides a stable, reliable, low-maintenance, extended-life DC voltage source for critical power applications. The VDC, which can be seamlessly paralleled for higher power requirements, can completely eliminate the need for maintenance-laden batteries in traditional UPS applications by providing sufficient ... (more)

2013 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: A through M

The 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology event, takes place January 8 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVH, and The Venetian. Listed below are CES 2013 exhibitor profiles (A through M). Links to important information: 2013 International CES Press Kit CES Exhibitor News: http://www.cesweb.org/News/Exhibitor-Releases.aspx Follow the International CES on twitter: @intlCES Follow breaking CES Exhibitor News on twitter: [email protected] Download the CES Mobile App: http://app.core-apps.com/2013ces Exhibitor Press Kits (A through M): bēm wireless; Behringer; Canonical / Ubuntu; Canopy; CSR; Dacor; Directed; Electric Friends; Genesis Advanced Technologies, Inc.; Haier; Jasco Products; Liberty-ivoke; Liquid Image Co, LLC; Mad Catz Interactive; MEMS Industry Group; Motorheadphones.     Company: 30 DAY WIPES Booth: 70006 Web: www.30day... (more)

INSERTING and REPLACING 2013 International CES Exhibitor Profiles: A through M

Profiles for CableJive, FiveFive, LifeProof and LiveViewGPS have been inserted in release dated January 3, 2013. The corrected release reads: 2013 INTERNATIONAL CES EXHIBITOR PROFILES: A THROUGH M The 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology event, takes place January 8 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the LVH, and The Venetian. Listed below are CES 2013 exhibitor profiles (A through M). Links to important information: 2013 International CES Press Kit CES Exhibitor News: http://www.cesweb.org/News/Exhibitor-Releases.aspx Follow the International CES on twitter: @intlCES Follow breaking CES Exhibitor News on twitter: [email protected] Download the CES Mobile App: http://app.core-apps.com/2013ces Exhibitor Press Kits (A through M): bēm wireless; Behringer; Canonical / Ubuntu; Canopy; CSR; Dacor; Directed; Electric Friends; Genesis Advan... (more)

Fuji Electric Launches Power Conditioners for Mega Solar

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6504)(ISIN:JP3820000002)(Fuji Electric) announced that it released the 'PVI Series' power conditioners for use in mega solar applications. Fuji Electric unveils the highest efficiency power conditioners for mega solar (Photo: Business Wire) Constructions of mega solar, large-scale photovoltaic generating facilities, are being planned for various locations across the globe as a source of renewable energy. The power conditioner in this recent launch takes advantage of Fuji Electric's dominance in power electronics technology, to achieve high-efficiency and large capacity - ideal specifications for use in mega solar. Fuji Electric is contributing to the growth of mega solar needs by actively expanding sales in the rapidly expanding markets of China, India, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Achievement of the world's highest efficiency rate Swi... (more)

MGE Introduces USB-Enabled Power Management Software for Linux

MGE UPS SYSTEMS announced the availability of the first Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) power management solution fully based on open source code. As the initial author and editor of the power industry's standards effort, MGE's developers are active in the open source community and have developed a comprehensive standard and clean USB support for UPSs with Linux/Unix operating systems. MGE is an OpenSource-friendly company as all product specifications are released under GPL v2 for easy and clean implementation by important members of the community such as universities. MGE's Personal Solution Pac 3.0 for Linux is designed for local PC and server applications, giving users information on important parameters such as power consumption and remaining battery life. Because knowing the status of the UPS battery is critical for system uptime, Personal Solution-Pac 3.0 in... (more)

Next Generation 'Green' Desktop Network Storage Appliance

Iomega announced the next generation of its popular double-drive desktop NAS appliance with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega StorCenter(TM) ix2-200. Based on industry-leading enterprise-class EMC storage technologies, the versatile yet affordable StorCenter ix2-200 wraps ease-of-use around big business data management functionality and advanced media serving and other consumer features that make it the ideal NAS appliance for small business users and home users. Available in 1TB*, 2TB and 4TB capacities, the new ix2-200 utilizes a very simple four-step setup to be operational in a matter of minutes - be it in a business setting or in the digital home. Starting at less than $270.00, the ix2-200 employs an easy-to-understand interface to provide robust data management and protection for the serious business user, as well as the latest in multimedia serving and r... (more)

Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries http://www.reportlinker.com/p01054375/Advanced-Lead-Acid-Batteries.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Battery Enhanced Flooded, Valve-Regulated, Lead-Carbon, and UltraBatteries for Motive, Transportation, and Stationary Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts Conventional lead-acid batteries have a significant history in providing energy storage for a variety of end-use applications, both mobile and stationary. The operating demands of these applications have never been such that the technical deficiencies of lead-acid batteries – namely short cycle lives and slow charging rates – have thwarted their commercial success. Now, however, both mobile and stationary applications, rangin... (more)

Active Power Selected by Java Sun Microsystems

Active Power, Inc., inventor and manufacturer of energy-efficient critical power systems in the world, announced it has sold and shipped one of its CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) 1200 kVA system to Sun Microsystems. The flywheel based UPS system will provide power protection and conditioning for Sun's Broomfield, Colo. based data center facility. "We are excited to have been selected by Sun and to contribute our solution to one of the most energy efficient and green data center sites in the country," said Gary Rackow, vice president, Americas for Active Power. "The power density, energy efficiency and green attributes of the CleanSource UPS system contribute to this facility in a way that conventional battery based UPS systems cannot. The customer receives a superior system in terms of reliability and energy efficiency, all delivered with an economic ... (more)

Daiwa Institute of Research, Fujitsu, and KDDI Build Myanmar's First Cloud-Computing Environment

=0)document.write(unescape('%3C')+'\!-'+'-') //--> Deployed to the Central Bank of Myanmar, cloud-enhanced operating efficiency will contribute to development of the nation's financial markets Tokyo, Dec 25, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR),Fujitsu Limited, and KDDI Corporation today announced that they have collaborated to build the Republic of the Union of Myanmar's first cloud computing environment. Built for the Central Bank of Myanmar, the new cloud environment is designed to improve efficiency in the bank's operations. It consists of a private cloud platform designed, constructed, and operated in compliance with the Alliance Cloud, a standardized cloud model certified by the DIR-led Global Alliance for User-driven Cloud Computing, as well as a desktop service that features security countermeasures. In advance of the fast-approaching... (more)

Downtime in Data Centers Encourage Customers to Invest in Extended Backup Power Services

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- End users are realizing that the presence of lead acid battery technology combined with high power density data centers are putting them in higher risk of downtime. These systems must therefore be constantly monitored and evaluated to ensure maximum uptime. Increasing number of end users are outsourcing maintenance to either uninterruptible power supply (UPS) manufacturers or third party service providers Frost & Sullivan (http://www.powersupplies.frost.com/ ) finds that the North American UPS Service Markets earned revenues of $740.4 million in 2005 and estimates this to reach $1.24 billion in 2012. If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants an overview of the latest analysis of the North American UPS Service Markets, then send an e-mail to Trisha ... (more)