SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

October 06, 2006 14:41 ET

Joint Socomec/Pentadyne Uninterruptible Power Solution Wins the Frost & Sullivan "2006 Product Innovation Award"

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 6, 2006 -- Pentadyne Power Corporation (www.pentadyne.com), the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, announced today that a complete power quality solution system developed by Pentadyne and its partner Socomec Sicon (www.socomec.com) has been named the award winner for the 2006 Product Innovation by leading industry analysis organization Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com).

"This award recognition underscores the total-solution-development work we and Socomec have completed," said Pentadyne President & CEO Mark McGough. "Both Pentadyne and Socomec make exceptionally reliable products, and our joint efforts have taken these individual products a step beyond. In Europe, Asia and elsewhere, Socomec now markets a VSS+DC-based DELPHYS UPS as a complete, scalable turnkey uninterruptible power solution system that is greater than the sum of its parts. Certain proof of that is in the recognition of this integrated UPS solution advance by one of the world's leading authorities on business research and productivity."

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community, by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.

A letter of notification sent to Socomec by Frost & Sullivan notes that the "Product Innovation of the Year Award is presented to the company which is dedicated to introducing new products in the UPS market. The product must contain innovative and advanced features not possessed by any other product in the market. Moreover, it should provide value-added services to the customers and receive positive acceptance from the end-users. Increasing awareness about the benefits offered by the new product and setting up a proper distribution system are some of the important aspects the UPS manufacturer must look into, in order to increase the sales of the product and experience growth in revenues. The 2006 Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year award is presented to Socomec Sicon for integrating a unique VSS+DC flywheel to its DELPHYS Uninterruptible Power Supply as a result of its partnership with Pentadyne."

In late November, Socomec Sicon plans to show the new UPS solution at the DataCenterDynamics Facilities & Engineering Conference/Expo (www.datacenterdynamics.com) in London.

Pentadyne announced its marketing agreement with Socomec three months ago. At that time, Socomec Sicon Managing Director Pascal Kim stated, "Pentadyne's innovative flywheel power systems fit perfectly with our product and solution strategy of providing our customers with the most advanced, reliable and compact power solutions that meet the demands of today's critical computer networks, financial and industrial electronic systems. After looking at competitive systems, it is clear that Pentadyne's flywheel technology is superior -- offering lower operating and maintenance costs -- which will help to further differentiate Socomec Sicon in the marketplace."

Two years ago, Socomec received the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Service Excellence in the European UPS marketplace. Frost & Sullivan surveyed power quality system end users in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain. Socomec Sicon was ranked number 1 in a field of 14 UPS manufacturers for satisfaction with UPS product performance, customer service and supplier responsiveness.

About Pentadyne Power Corporation

An ISO-9001-certified company, Los Angeles-based Pentadyne designs, manufactures and markets clean energy storage systems using a high-strength advanced carbon-fiber flywheel to ensure power quality and continuity for mission-critical operations at industrial, commercial, healthcare and military facilities in North America and abroad. Integrated into UPS systems -- with or without battery-based energy storage -- award-winning Pentadyne flywheel systems provide an economic, long-lasting, low maintenance, lightweight and environmentally responsible back-up power solution without any hazardous chemicals or other safety concerns. The company is backed by leading venture capital groups and power industry leaders including Nth Power, Rustic Canyon Partners, DTE Energy, Energy InnovationsPortfolio, Electricité de France, Ben Rosen (co-founder of Sevin Rosen Funds and Chairman emeritus of Compaq Computer) and others. Pentadyne OEM systems are marketed by Liebert/Emerson Network Power (www.liebert.com) in the Americas and by Socomec Sicon (www.socomec.com) in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


Editors: Frost & Sullivan's press release on this award is at: www.frost.com/prod/servlet/press-release.pag?docid=83518969&ctxixpLink=FcmCtx5&ctxixpLabel=FcmCtx6

Information on the Pentadyne clean energy storage system is at: www.pentadyne.com/spec_vssdc_plus.htm

Information on the Socomec products are at:
www.socomec.fr/documentation/documents/doc_65013.pdf and
www.socomec.fr/documentation/documents/dcg_84013_delphMP.pdf
Announcement of the Pentadyne/Socomec partnership is at: www.pentadyne.com/News2006June5.htm

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