March 29, 2011 08:30 ET

VYCON Enters Agreement With Emerson Network Power for Distribution and Services of VYCON's VDC Flywheel Energy Storage Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - VYCON (, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, a global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™. This agreement enables Emerson Network Power to distribute VYCON'S clean energy VDC and VDC-XE flywheel power systems with its Liebert branded uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to protect mission-critical customers against the damaging effects of power problems in a clean and sustainable way.

Under the agreement, Emerson Network Power will offer VYCON's innovative and highly efficient Voltage Direct Connect (VDC) flywheel systems as an alternative or complement to lead-acid batteries used with three-phase Liebert UPS systems, such as the Liebert NXL, Liebert NX, Liebert Npower, and Liebert Series 610. The VDC will provide customers with a battery-free, environmentally friendly alternative by providing sufficient ride-through for short duration power outages and/or bridging time until a standby engine-generator can come on line. During the second half of 2010, various Liebert UPS models were extensively tested at VYCON's Yorba Linda, Calif., facility.

"We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with Emerson Network Power and be a part of their extensive power solutions portfolio," said Frank DeLattre, president of VYCON. "Our award-winning clean energy storage systems are a perfect complement to Liebert UPS systems, providing customers with a single source solution for UPS and clean, environmentally friendly energy storage. While the agreement was recently finalized, traction with Emerson Network Power's customers has already occurred, with more than two dozen installation sites comprising approximately 13 megawatts of flywheel energy storage."

"The agreement with VYCON gives us the ability to now offer an environmentally friendly power protection solution for our mission-critical customers," said Peter Panfil, vice president and general manager for the Liebert AC Power business of Emerson Network Power. "The reliability, reduced footprint, reduced TCO and environmental sustainability of VYCON's VDC systems are of great interest to many of our customers in the data center, healthcare and finance/banking market sectors. The integration of the battery-free and lead-free flywheels with Liebert UPS solutions will provide great benefits to our customers as they work towards improving energy efficiencies and reducing their carbon footprint."

Over the past year, VYCON has received various industry accolades, product awards and was named to Inc. magazine's 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2010. In addition, the company's product performance and reliability has garnered multiple unit wins and several repeat orders from existing customers. Flywheel energy storage has become an important strategic solution for customers' mission-critical applications that require reliable power while reducing their carbon footprint. 

For more information on VYCON's innovating green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit:

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Liebert AC power, precision cooling and monitoring products and services from Emerson Network Power deliver Efficiency Without Compromise™ by helping customers optimize their data center infrastructure to reduce costs and deliver high availability. For more information, visit, or

About Emerson

Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit


VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a highly reliable, cost-effective and "green" energy storage solution for a variety of applications. The company's REGEN flywheel systems, used in regenerative power applications such as container cargo handling crane applications and light electric rail, reduce power and energy costs to port and rail operators as well as provide a reduction in green house gasses. In addition, VYCON's line of VDC and VDC-XE systems are deployed in mission-critical operations around the world protecting critical computing assets against costly power outages.

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