SOURCE: Lineage Power

Lineage Power

October 26, 2009 09:00 ET

Lineage Power Announces Total Efficiency™ Architecture

End-to-End Hardware, Software and Services Recapture 50 to 70 Percent of Energy Loss for Telecom Carriers and Large Data Centers

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) -  Lineage Power Corporation, the industry's most experienced provider of intelligent power conversion systems, today announced an end-to-end Total Efficiency™ architecture, designed to help telecommunications carriers, wireless operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and large enterprises achieve their sustainability objectives by recapturing 50 to 70 percent of energy typically lost in the power conversion process. The Lineage Power Total Efficiency (TE) Architecture approach includes hardware, software and services for central offices, mobile switching centers, cell sites and data centers. Completely backwards compatible to leverage currently deployed energy systems, the new TE architecture products deliver end-to-end efficiency approaching 97 percent across a wide range of normal load conditions.

"Communications power system makers are facing an increasingly integrated market that demands energy efficiency, backwards compatibility, lower operating and maintenance costs and 'smart grid' capabilities," said Linnea Brush, senior research analyst with Darnell Group. "Lineage Power's Total Efficiency Architecture is a unique approach that addresses all of these current demands, while providing flexibility to meet future power system architecture changes."

The first name in power, Lineage is leveraging a 95-year heritage of innovation to intelligently interact with Smart Grids while optimizing sustainable energy sources:

  • Eco Priority Source™ gives precedence to sustainable energy sources like solar, wind, water and fuel cells over traditional utility grid or diesel generator sources.
  • Smart Grid Demand Response™ reduces DC energy system consumption during peak demand periods. 
  • Battery Charging Optimization™ lowers operating and maintenance costs while improving battery life. 
  • Active Rectifier Management™ improves total system efficiency in low load conditions and is fully interoperable with third party ferro-resonant and switched mode rectifiers.

"Lineage Power tackles efficiency end-to-end with engineering expertise in telecom and datacenter environments ranging from energy systems to power supplies and board mounted power," said Craig Witsoe, CEO of Lineage Power. "Proving our claims, the Cost of Power™ calculator shows how Total Efficiency investments deliver 1-2 year payback periods through 50 to 70 percent reductions in energy loss and cooling requirements. That is enough savings to power San Francisco for an entire year."

The first new products delivered under the Total Efficiency architecture are TE rectifiers for telecom DC power systems. Available beginning in Q4 2009, TE rectifiers are fully backwards compatible with currently deployed Lineage Power GPS, Infinity, CPS, CPL and SPS power bays and shelves. Lineage Power is the first and only supplier to announce high-efficiency rectifiers with system capacities that range from 10 Amps to 20,000 Amps for deployment in customer premise, outside plant and central office/data center applications. Galaxy Manager™ software featuring remote fault, configuration and asset management ensures operations personnel have a digital dashboard view across the power infrastructure.

"Lineage Power is leaving no power system behind as we deliver Total Efficiency across our entire product portfolio," said Greg Fasullo, vice president and general manager of Energy Systems for Lineage Power. "As organizations worldwide go green to save green, we are delivering cost-effective, end-to-end solutions that are more safe, reliable and energy efficient than alternatives from our competitors." 

About Lineage Power
Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, traces its heritage to AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Western Electric. Today, the company delivers reliable and intelligent power conversion solutions carrying on the tradition of patented innovation with energy-efficient AC/DC and DC/DC power modules, indoor/outdoor energy systems, and custom power products backed by local field expertise in 25+ locations worldwide. Designed for decades of non-stop operation, the high-availability DC power conversion solutions enable voice, video and data communications while assuring investment protection, total system efficiency, and significantly reduced total cost of ownership. More information about Lineage hardware, software, services and training is available at www.lineagepower.com.

About The Gores Group
Founded in 1987, The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, LLC has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm's current private equity fund has committed equity capital of $1.3 billion. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Gores Group, LLC maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

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