SOURCE: Antec

May 31, 2005 11:00 ET

Antec Updates Classic PSU Line With SmartPower 2.0

Dual Fan Design and ATX12V v2.01 Compliance Ensure Silent and Stable Computing

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 31, 2005 -- Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched its SmartPower 2.0 line of PC power supplies for dependable, quiet and efficient power.

SmartPower 2.0 builds on Antec's popular SmartPower line of PSUs. Available in 350W to 500W models, the new line of PSUs has been updated to support the latest technologies. SmartPower 2.0 is ATX12V v2.01 compliant and features Antec's unique dual fan technology for virtually silent operation. Its dual fan design uses two flow-through 80mm fans for intake and exhaust. The exterior exhaust fan begins spinning for added cooling when the PSU reaches specific temperatures, while the second fan spins any time the PSU is powered up and is thermally regulated to balance cooling and quietness.

The 500 Watt SmartPower 2.0 model comes equipped with Antec's Advanced Cable Management system, allowing PC users to isolate and utilize only the cables they need, thereby reducing clutter and improving airflow inside the case.

SmartPower 2.0 models come equipped with dual +12V output circuitry for additional system stability and carry UL, CUL, TUV, CB, FCC Class B, CE and CCC certified safety approvals for added safety. Additional features include four Serial-ATA connectors, a PCI Express graphic card connector, and a 24 pin main connector with removable 4 pin section for backwards compatibility.

"Our SmartPower line has become a classic solution for PC users looking for high-quality power and stability at an affordable price," said Scott Richards, Antec worldwide vice president of sales and marketing. "With technologies improving and updating by the minute, Antec has always aimed to stay ahead of the latest developments. With SmartPower 2.0, PC users get upgraded features and compatibility with the most recent standards to keep up with today's changing computing trends."

SmartPower 2.0 power supplies are available for an estimated street price ranging from $59 - $89 depending on the wattage, through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. They are backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec

Founded in 1986, Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Having pioneered this fast-growing category in the retail sector, the company has quickly achieved a worldwide market-leading position. Antec has achieved equal success in the distribution channel, meeting demands from quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's enclosure technology line-up includes a wide variety of cases, such as its quiet and stylish LifeStyle series, enhanced Performance Plus Series and cost-effective Solution Series. The company's solid rack mount cases address the demanding ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec also offers cutting-edge power supplies, such as the award-winning quiet TruePower range and the famous SmartPower. Additionally, the company's computing accessories line is made up of a variety of innovative products, including Antec's patented LED Fans.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. For more information on Antec, please visit www.antec.com.

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