June 06, 2007 12:32 ET

APC Named 2007 CRN Channel Champion for the Fourteenth Consecutive Year

Honored as the Top Vendor in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Category; Study Is Premier Resource to Evaluate Channel Vendors and Programs

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - APC, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, today announced that it was named a 2007 CRN Channel Champion in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)/ Data Center Power Management category. Sponsored by CMP Channel Group's CRN magazine, the CRN Channel Champion award program, featured in the magazine's May 7, 2007 issue, is now in its 17th year. The CRN Channel Champion study measures overall solution provider perceptions of vendor products and services. The survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry. VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry use the survey results to evaluate vendors and their programs.

The survey rated more than 100 vendors in 27 key product and service categories. The categories included: Business Software Suites; Client & Server Processors; Client Security Software; Network Color Laser Printers; Databases/Data Management; Commercial Desktop PCs; E-mail/Collaboration Software; External Data Backup; Flat Panel Displays; Enterprise Networking Hardware; Enterprise Wireless LANs; Infrastructure Integration Software; Midrange Servers; Multifunction Printers; Network Storage (SAN or NAS); Network Operating Systems; Network Security Hardware; Network Security Software; Notebooks; Server-Class Disk Drives; SMB/Volume Servers; SMB Networking Hardware; SMB Wireless LANs; Storage Management Software; Systems and Network Management; UPS/Data Center Power Management; and Voice-over-IP Technology.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the fourteenth consecutive year," said Aaron L. Davis, chief marketing officer at APC-MGE. "We are excited to see our partners and solution providers recognize the market dynamics in power and cooling. This is a time of unprecedented change and we stand committed to providing the best products, solutions, and programs to keep our channel partners successful."

"The CRN Channel Champions study is a premier resource for business and technology integrators to use throughout the year to evaluate vendors and programs," said Dan Dignam, vice president and publisher, CRN. "Congratulations to all of the winning companies. They have demonstrated that they deliver high quality solutions and have many satisfied business partners."

About APC

APC and MGE UPS Systems recently combined to form a $3 billion (2.4 EUR billion) Critical Power & Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. Together, APC and MGE offer the industry's most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. APC and MGE solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture the industry's only integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Backed by the industry's broadest service organization and an industry leading R&D investment, the combined company's 12,000 employees help customers confront today's unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2006 annual sales of $18 billion (EUR 13.7 billion). For more information on APC and MGE, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.

About CRN (

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With nearly 25 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at

About CMP Channel Group (

CMP Channel Group is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its print products which include CRN and VARBusiness, their accompanying websites, the broader ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face-to-face conferences and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel Group provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CMP Technology (

CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:


    Juli Dexter
    APC senior media relations manager
    800-788-2208 ext. 2373
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    Dan Neel
    CMP Channel Group
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