May 18, 2011 08:15 ET

VYCON Wins Network Products Guide 2011 Best "Green IT" Product Award Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - VYCON (, the designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that its VDC-XE clean energy power system has been named the winner in the Green IT category of the Network Products Guide 6th Annual 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards competition. The annual awards program attracts the world's best in IT products and services.

Protecting mission-critical applications against costly power outages is critical to achieving the highest levels of system uptime. VYCON's enhanced VDC-XE power system incorporates an energy-saving high-speed flywheel that offers seamless power protection -- as energy is stored mechanically instead of chemically -- vastly improving dependability. Featuring a 20-year life without a major service interval and compatible with three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), the VDC-XE eliminates the need of inefficient and high-maintenance lead-acid batteries typically used with UPSs as well as removes the need for expensive air conditioning and large real estate. As IT and facility managers running data centers, manufacturing plants, health care facilities, broadcasting studios and universities need to reduce their carbon footprint while increasing reliability and uptime, customers are turning to VYCON for a "greener" solution in protecting their mission-critical applications.

"We are very pleased to be honored as a winner in the Network Products Guide competition," said VYCON's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dann McKeraghan. "VYCON's VDC-XE Direct Connect UPS offers mission-critical facilities the opportunity to be green without sacrificing reliability. This recognition further validates our unique technology and its ongoing success."

Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 during the dinner and presentations. To see the complete list of winners, please visit

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VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacturing 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 greenhouse gasses.

Key to VYCON's flywheel superiority and dependability is its ability to discharge and recharge very quickly when called upon during power outages. VYCON's fleet of VDC, VDC-XE and REGEN systems have logged a record million-plus discharge and recharge cycles in very demanding applications that oftentimes call on the VYCON systems to discharge and recharge every two minutes. For more information on VYCON's innovative green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit VYCON's web site at:

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