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Smart-UPS RT family improves serviceability, manageability and adaptability of computer rooms

With Smart-UPS RT Power Protection from 1.5 to 10kVA, APC Now Offers a Comprehensive Suite of Midrange Power Protection Up to 30kVA

West Kingston, RI – August 30, 2004 – American Power Conversion (APC), a provider of innovative solutions for network-critical physical infrastructure, today introduced its Smart-UPS RT double conversion online uninterruptible power supply (UPS) family in North America. APC's new Smart-UPS RT family joins the company's suite of midrange UPS solutions, which also includes the Smart-UPS VT, Symmetra LX and Symmetra PX products, designed to support a wide variety of IT and industrial applications and environments.

Global IT trends such as increasing power density resulting from the use of blade servers, network and server consolidation and migration are rapidly changing IT networks. As the needs of the network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) change and expand, APC's new midrange UPS products help IT professionals easily configure and use integrated solutions for their networks. Offering the “Legendary Reliability” of APC's award-winning Smart-UPS line, Smart-UPS RT is available in tower as well as rack-optimized 2U-6U models that are tested and certified for use within APC's InfraStruXure architecture. Smart-UPS RT garnered numerous industry awards in Asia and Europe where it has sold successfully since May 2001.

“Our suite of midrange UPS solutions leverages APC's approach to standardization, cutting-edge technology and integrated solutions,” said Dwight Sperry, APC's group general manager of Enterprise Systems and Business Networks. “The RT family extends our midrange offering to provide innovative solutions for companies' NCPI needs ranging from computer rooms to data centers with 1-20 racks.”

APC's complete line of midrange UPS products includes:
Smart-UPS RT 1.5-10kVA: Performance power protection with scalable runtime ideal for computer rooms (1-5 racks), voice/data networks, medical and light industrial applications;

Smart-UPS VT 10-30kVA (40kVA in 400V versions): Performance power protection with scalable runtime ideal for centralized IT equipment in small data centers (5-20 racks), remote offices, and lab environments;
For applications requiring redundancy, APC offers two options:

Symmetra LX 4-16kVA: High-performance, redundant power protection with scalable power and runtime ideal for computer rooms (1-5 racks), voice/data networks, retail stores, and financial branch offices. Recommended for critical applications requiring full redundancy;
Symmetra PX 10-80kVA: High-performance, redundant power protection with scalable power and runtime ideal for centralized IT equipment in small and medium data centers (5-100 racks).

Ideal for applications requiring two hour or longer runtimes, the Smart-UPS RT has the ability to add unlimited hot-swappable battery packs and a high efficiency inverter design. Features such as a wide input voltage range (-23% +25% at full load and -52% +25% at half load), intelligent precision charging, and UPS battery management all help ensure maximum battery life. Additionally, a flexible form factor allows easy deployment either in an integrated InfraStruXure solution, an IT rack environment, or as a stand-alone unit for medical lab or light industrial applications.

A wide range of management options also is available with the Smart-UPS RT family. All units come with a remote management capability featuring APC's PowerChute monitoring and management software. APC's Network Management Card with Environmental Monitoring, which ships standard with the 5, 7.5 and 10kVA models, allows for remote or web-based UPS management. In addition, centralized management of the Smart-UPS RT is a snap using APC's InfrastruXure Manager as well as other server management tools such as Intel's LAN Manager and similar tools from HP, IBM, Sun, Cisco and other hardware vendors.

The 1.5 and 2kVA Smart-UPS RT is available in lower voltage (120Vac) models designed with ease-of-use in mind. The 1.5 and 2kVA models feature a slim design that allows for direct plug-in, preclude the use of specialized outlets, and use standard 15-20 amp receptacles.

APC's Smart-UPS RT family is now available in North America and has an estimated resale price of $989.00 for the 1.5kVA model. For more information about APC and its suite of midrange UPS solutions, please call 800-877-4080 or visit APC's website at www.apc.com

About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC's comprehensive products and services offering, designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.46 billion for the year ended December 31, 2003 and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100, and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners

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