SOURCE: MGE Office Protection Systems

May 21, 2007 08:00 ET

MGE Office Protection Systems Introduces Pulsar MX Frame -- Industry's Most Innovative Scalable Power Protection Solution

Scalable N+1 to N+3 Solution Ideal for Blade Servers; Innovative Low-Entry Cost to Scalable Power on Display During Interop Las Vegas in Booth #558

COSTA MESA, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- MGE Office Protection Systems (www.mgeops.com) -- a world leader in providing end-to-end power protection systems for today's power hungry computing, IT and industrial applications -- today announced its new Pulsar MX Frame that accommodates MGE's new Pulsar MX 5000 RT power and battery modules that give users a true modular and scalable power protection solution. This complete power solution will be demonstrated during Interop in Las Vegas in booth #558.

As small and mid-size companies grow, so do their power requirements to protect additional servers, blades and telecommunication systems. To meet this need, MGE Office Protection Systems has designed the Pulsar MX 5000 RT power and battery modules and Pulsar MX Frame that is a fully scalable solution that can grow as customers' power needs increase. Designed to deliver business continuity 7X24, the Pulsar MX uses a modular, redundant architecture that can scale power and runtime as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required -- all in a compact and affordable system.

When the Pulsar MX on-line double-conversion power modules are connected in parallel within the new Pulsar MX Frame, the power can be readily scaled from 5 kVA to 10, 15 (with redundancy) or 20 kVA power levels -- without disrupting connected equipment -- all within the Pulsar MX's compact 16U (28 inch) frame. With up to 18 kW, this scalable solution provides the highest power density in the industry and is a perfect match for a rack fully populated with blade servers. For the first time, the same power and battery sub-modules can be used for both the standalone UPS and the modular chassis, which significantly reduces the entry cost to scalability. Through this innovative approach, users can decide to acquire a cost-competitive Pulsar MX 5000 RT, and then migrate to a fully scalable, redundant solution using the Pulsar MX Frame while still using the original power and battery sub-modules of the original 5 kVA standalone UPS.

Using only 3U (5.25 inches) for the combination of power and battery sub-modules, the 5 kVA compact 3U rackmount/tower units feature hot-swappable battery and power sub-modules, auto battery-test, switched outlets, multilingual LCD display and intuitive power management software which is compatible with all of the popular operating systems -- including Microsoft's Vista. To prolong battery life, the Pulsar MX features a wide input voltage and frequency range to avoid using the batteries unnecessarily. For extended backup time, redundant external battery modules can quickly be added. If a battery extension should fail, the system will not be affected due to the system's built-in redundancy. For high-density rack environments, the 15 and 20 kVA models can be used as stand alone or integrated into a standard 19" rack.

Pulsar MX Frame boasts 2 communication slots for versatile, redundant network integration. MGE Office Protection Systems' extensive power management offering is a perfect match for the Pulsar MX Frame, providing coverage for most environments found in high-density computing like Linux or VMware as well as the ability to dynamically manage redundancy at the protected server level.

For more information on the new Pulsar MX scalable system call MGE Office Protection Systems toll free at 800-523-0142 or visit the Web site at: www.mgeops.com.

About MGE Office Protection Systems

MGE Office Protection Systems consists of the single-phase UPS and surge suppression products of MGE UPS SYSTEMS after the acquisition of APC by MGE's parent company, Schneider Electric. MGE Office Protection Systems represents the third largest single-phase UPS vendor in the world, with a direct presence in over 41 countries on five continents and a global distribution network.

MGE Office Protection Systems addresses any power protection, distribution and management needs in the office, networking and industrial markets. Channel partners include mainstream IT, Datacomm, Electrical and Industrial distributors as well as IT/Telecom OEMs. MGE Office Protection Systems is one of the very few UPS vendors that manufacture the vast majority of its products on its own premises to ensure total quality control.

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