May 08, 2013 08:15 ET

VYCON's Clean Energy Storage System Wins EC&M Magazine's 2013 Product of the Year Award in Power Conditioning Category

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - VYCON (, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally-friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that its VDC-XE (Xtended Energy) with High Capacity (HC) option backup system has been awarded EC&M ( magazine's Power Conditioning & Backup Power Equipment Category Winner in the 2013 EC&M Product of the Year competition. This accolade showcases VYCON's VDC-XE with HC as one of the most innovative products of the past year, highlighting the talent and commitment of all those involved in the development process.

The 2013 EC&M Product of the Year competition received a record-breaking 160 entries spread out over 47 categories. These entries were evaluated carefully by a panel of 12 judges, representing electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting, and the plant facilities and maintenance industries. The category winners will go on to vie for the 2013 Product of the Year Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, which will be determined through an online readers' poll and announced in the July issue.

"To receive this award from such an esteemed panel of judges is an honor," said VYCON's President, Frank DeLattre. "Our mission is threefold: to supply unparalleled power protection for mission critical applications, to provide our users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection, and to eliminate the need for costly cooling. At the end of the day, it's the safeguarding of crucial applications that facility managers rely on, and the positive feedback we continue to receive on our VDC-XE with HC is a testament to that achievement."

Tested and compatible with all major brands of three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and available from VYCON's channel partners including, ABB, Eaton (Powerware), Chloride, Emerson (Liebert), Schneider (MGE-APC), Mitsubishi, GE, Toshiba, Riello & Socomec, the VDC-XE with HC is the ideal solution for protecting power dependent applications ranging from 40kW to megawatt installations, and features a 20-year life without a major service interval. Presenting optimized power electronics for significantly improved power density, the new energy storage systems replace traditional lead-acid backup batteries used with UPS systems, providing users with a smarter, greener and more cost-effective approach to power protection.

VYCON's innovative VDC backup systems are energy-saving high-speed flywheels that provide clean ride-through back up power that is fast, predictable and seamless. Providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant UPS systems, data centers, hospitals, broadcast facilities and other mission critical applications around the globe are depending on VYCON's innovative flywheel systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly on-demand power.

For more information on VYCON's innovating green power solutions, contact VYCON at 562.282.5500 or visit VYCON's web site at:

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. VYCON's products are applied in the power quality markets to provide back-up power in mission-critical applications and in the energy re-cycling markets for capturing and regenerating energy in crane, electric rail and distributed generation applications. VYCON is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif.

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