SOURCE: Falcon Electric, Inc.

September 26, 2007 09:00 ET

Falcon® Electric Wins "Finalist" Distinction in Electrical Contracting Products' 2007 INNOVATION Awards

IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 26, 2007) - Falcon Electric, Inc. (www.falconups.com), an award-winning supplier of power protection and conversion solutions, today announced its FN Series™ Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSes) have been selected as a Finalist in Electrical Contracting Products' INNOVATION Awards competition. Judged by a distinguished panel of professional electrical contractors, the FN Series was selected from six special criteria: innovation, ease of use, cost effectiveness, quality contribution, maintainability and productivity improvements. ECP's judges were impressed by the FN Series' ability to be easily connected in parallel -- offering users quick and affordable scalability from 3kVA up to 24kVA. This lower-cost approach to scalability eliminates the added expense of buying cabinets to house control, power and battery modules. The FN Series' innovative design also eliminates single points of failure found in other modular-configured UPS systems.

"We received a record number of entries this year, a 33 percent increase over 2006. Not only are these quality products, but the record number of entries and companies submitting products shows that manufacturers have a strong interest in the INNOVATION Awards," said John Dyslin, editor of Electrical Contracting Products. Winners of the 2007 INNOVATION Awards will be recognized at a special ceremony and reception to be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco on October 6, the first evening of the National Electrical Contractors Association's Show.

About the FN Series

The double-conversion on-line designed FN Series models achieve many technical milestones including a faster processor utilizing digital signal processing (DSP) technology, thereby improving performance, capability and reliability. When the FN models are configured in parallel, with the addition of one extra UPS, true N+1 redundancy can be achieved. For example, if 18kVA of N+1 redundant power is needed, four 6kVA UPS units would be connected in parallel. The paralleled UPSes communicate via a proprietary high speed serial bus. In the unlikely event that one UPS unit malfunctions, it is immediately detected, taken offline and isolated from the other functional units, while leaving the connected critical load unaffected. Servicing of the UPS is a simple matter of removing the affected unit.

The internal UPS batteries are in user-replaceable and hot-swappable packs conveniently located behind the UPS front panel. Battery packs can be easily replaced in a few minutes, without having to remove the UPS from service. For users needing extended battery backup time, extended battery packs and chargers are available as an option.

The system's true regenerative (double-conversion) on-line technology provides the highest level of protection against a wide spectrum of power problems including blackouts, brownouts, surges and transients. In addition, Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry greatly reduces harmonics that can adversely affect sensitive computers and electronic equipment. These features are significant as power outages and power glitches can cost organizations thousands -- if not millions -- of dollars in lost processes, transactions and productivity.

For easy monitoring of the UPS systems, Falcon's UPSilon® computer shutdown and management software supports popular operating systems, including Windows® 95, 98, NT, 2000, Server, XP and Vista. It also supports Novell NetWare® 5&6, LINUX and FreeBSD. For remote management, users may purchase an optional SNMP/HTTP agent board that installs directly inside the UPS and provides a TCP-IP addressable, 10/100 Ethernet port.

Available now, the FN Series UPS Plus models are designed to UL and cUL standards and meets FCC Class A requirements. List pricing starts at $3,889 and all models include a two-year warranty. For more information, contact Falcon at 800-842-6940 or email sales@falconups.com.

About Falcon Electric:

Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading supplier of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions. For two decades, Falcon has been dedicated to offering the latest in technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support and customized solutions. Falcon manufactures power systems that meet the exacting standards of the government, financial, telecom, computer, automation and other industries that demand the highest product reliability to meet their critical power needs. For more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit www.falconups.com.

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