SOURCE: Active Power

Active Power

March 12, 2012 10:30 ET

Active Power to Discuss 415 Volt Power Design at AFCOM Data Center World

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - To increase efficiencies and resiliency and improve power usage effectiveness (PUE) in the IT environment, enterprises should consider a 415 volt power design as opposed to the North America standard 480 volt. More common in Europe, the 415 volt design approach helps reduce efficiency losses as it eliminates voltage transformation at the power distribution unit level.

Martin Olsen, vice president and general manager for Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), will lead a discussion at AFCOM Data Center World (March 18-22, 2012, Las Vegas) on the pros and cons of a 415 volt design and present a real customer case study that leveraged this forward thinking approach. Along with this power design, the customer selected a high efficiency UPS system to maximize the data center's performance and economic benefits even more.

WHAT: AFCOM Data Center World (

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (PT)

WHERE: Las Vegas, Mirage Hotel and Event Center, St. Thomas Room B

Active Power will showcase a demonstration unit of its high efficiency CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system at its booth (#413), providing attendees an inside look into the patented solution that integrates flywheel energy storage with UPS electronics.

In addition, a model of Active Power's PowerHouse system will be on display in the company's booth. The industry award winning continuous power solution is prebuilt and factory tested and flexible enough to support a conventional brick and mortar facility, a more modular design approach, or a set of containerized data centers. With CleanSource UPS at its core, PowerHouse offers leading energy and space efficiencies and lower capital and operating costs versus a conventional build.

For Press and Analysts
To schedule an appointment at show with Active Power, please contact Lee Higgins, (512) 744-9488 or via e-mail at

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. 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 40 countries. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other 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, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

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