January 28, 2008 09:15 ET

APC Offers Redundancy and Increased Capacity With Parallel Smart-UPS® VT Units

Compact Three-Phase Power Protection With Scalable Runtime for Small Data Centers and Other Business Critical Applications

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - APC, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the availability of parallel capability for its Smart-UPS VT three-phase power protection line. Providing customers with greater flexibility for capacity growth and redundancy, this new functionality makes the Smart-UPS VT ideal for small data centers, large retail stores, regional offices, wiring closets, and applications with dense power requirements. Customers can now easily expand their power protection system by connecting up to four Smart-UPS VT units in a parallel configuration in any combination of capacity and redundancy.

The Smart-UPS VT family, currently available in 10-40kVA in 400/230V, offers centralized uninterruptible power protection with the Legendary Reliability® of APC's award-winning Smart-UPS family. Its patented cool running three stage inverter technology delivers high efficiency even when operating at less than 30% load, which is typical for UPS running in parallel. The system's scalable runtime and modular design allows for easy expansion as necessary.

"Adding parallel capability to our Smart-UPS VT product combines the benefits of flexibility and efficiency as well as helps guard against the possibility of outgrowing an existing UPS," said Isabelle Guillaume, APC's vice president of Three-Phase Power Offer Management. "The Smart-UPS VT is the easiest UPS in its class to deploy, manage and maintain."

Best-in-class efficiency and a reduction in rating of electrical infrastructure (wires, transformers, and generators) combine to make the Smart-UPS VT the most cost-effective three-phase power protection available. Dual-mains input, automatic and maintenance bypasses, intelligent battery management and input power factor correction ensure that power remains uninterrupted while keeping installation costs low.

Also, service time is greatly reduced through the use of hot-swappable batteries. Customers can manage, monitor, and control the UPSs from anywhere on their network through a simple, intuitive Web/SNMP interface.

The Smart-UPS VT units with parallel capacity are currently available worldwide except Japan. For more information about the new Smart-UPS VT parallel operation units and all of APC's other VT models, visit or call 800-877-4080.


In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3.5 billion (EUR 2.4 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 most comprehensive 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 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (EUR 17.3 billion). For more information on APC and MGE, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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    Chet Lasell
    Public Relations
    North America
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