Wednesday, June 22, 2011

APC’s PowerChuteTM Business Edition 9.0 brings Energy Management to Life with APC Next Generation Smart-UPSTM



Dubai–UAE: 22 June, 2011 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated

critical power and cooling services, today announced the launch of PowerChute™

Business Edition 9.0, the first Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) software to provide

energy reporting for IT equipment.

PowerChute Business Edition 9.0 moves beyond APC’s safe system shutdown and UPS

management to help customers understand their power consumption with fact-based

energy, cost and CO2 emissions reporting on a per Smart-UPS basis.

The programme has the unique ability to calculate the cost of a Smart-UPS’ power draw

in kWh using the appropriate local currency which provides an accurate depiction of

how the energy use of protected equipment affects the bottom line. Bringing visibility

to the cost and byproducts of their power consumption, PowerChute Business Edition

9.0 enables customers to maximize the use of all of their Smart-UPS products and truly

use their energy better.

Dave Johnson, Senior Vice-President, Home and Business Networks, APC by Schneider

Electric, said: “For the first time, our customers can see the energy being consumed,

the cost of this energy and the CO2 being produced by equipment protected by our

Smart-UPS. Customers rely on APC to provide safe, dependable protection from

downtime, data loss and hardware damage. PowerChute Business Edition 9.0 goes far

beyond that by taking the guesswork out of energy management.”

PowerChute Business Edition 9.0 ships with all APC Smart-UPS 5kVA and below and is

also available for download at www.apc.com/tools/download/index.cfm. This version

provides UPS monitoring and centralized risk assessment reporting for up to five

Smart-UPS. Customers can also purchase a version to monitor up to 25 Smart-UPS

from the APC web site or via usual distribution channels.

For more information about APC and other money-saving home and office solutions,

please contact + 971 4 7099 691/690, or visit www.apc.com.

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