April 20, 2011 08:15 ET

VYCON's Clean Energy Storage System Wins Network Products Guide 2011 Finalist Award for Best Product

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - VYCON (, the designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that it has been named a Best Products finalist in the Green IT category by Network Products Guide. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements in every facet of the IT industry.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Best Products recognition program encompasses the world's best in products and services in every area of information technology.

VYCON's enhanced VDC-XE power system is an energy-saving high-speed flywheel that provides clean ride-through back up power for IT networks that is fast, predictable and seamless. The unit replaces traditional lead-acid backup batteries used with uninterruptible power systems (UPS) -- providing users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection. IT and data center managers are able to protect their IT infrastructure with innovative flywheel systems that are much more reliable, cost-effective and significantly more environmentally friendly than UPS systems that use toxic, unreliable and maintenance-intensive battery backup.

"We are honored to receive this award for the innovations our VDC-XE Direct Connect UPS brings to users," said VYCON's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dann McKeraghan. "The VDC-XE system provides users with a smarter and greener approach to power protection in a myriad of applications from data centers to health facilities to broadcasting centers and universities. The acceptance and deployment of our flywheel technology has been outstanding."

Winners will be honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 during the 6th annual dinner and presentations. To see the complete list of finalists, 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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