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. . . APC
Angling for increased sales in the low end and among increasingly mobile computer users, American Power Conversion has released its SurgeArrest protector for notebooks.
This product is light and sleek and offers professionals convenient protection against damaging AC and telephone line surges and spikes.
The company cites IDC projections that more than 100 million portable computers will be bought in the next five years, with a corresponding demand for portable UPS products.
The SurgeArrest has an operating voltage range of 100-240V, and offers both AC and telephone line surge protection to protect against phone line static. This is called the Excess Current Detection feature, which identifies potentially dangerous current conditions on a telephone line that may damage notebook modems.
SurgeArrest is definitely useful for those working on the road, especially throughout certain countries in Asia, for example, which tend to have less reliable power and communications.
Available now, the SurgeArrest has an RRP of $57.99.
American Power Conversion
(02) 9955 9366
. . . Upsonic
The ProPower Ultra is the latest UPS on offer from Upsonic and features large input voltage windows allowing greater flexibility between different environments such as medicine, telecommunications and data centres, according to the company.
The true double conversion (online) UPS topology is still regarded as the ultimate in power protection; however, the uncompromising ProPower Ultra leaves nothing to chance.
Unlike most UPS systems of this size, an isolation transformer is also built into the design to filter out any remaining impurities and to act as an added line of defence to ensure that the equipment being protected is safe and secure at all times.
Prices (dealer price ex tax): 4Kva, $3700; 5Kva, $3800; up to 15Kva, $12,500.
(03) 9764 0074
. . . Sola
The SOHO-targeted Sola 305 Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) has been designed for use with personal computers, workstations and point-of-sale (POS) equipment. This space-efficient product can be mounted on a wall or on a desk, while its multiple sockets eliminate the need for adapters.
Serving a range of equipment sizes, the product comes in three voltage ranges: 250, 425 and 600VA.
SOLA 305 UPS highlights:
Internet-ready with telephone line/modem TVSS (surge) protectionThree uninterruptible power surge suppression outlets and two surge suppression outletsAustralian outlet socketsTwo-year standard warranty or extended warranty program availableOptional CheckUPS software for common O/S shutdownSola(02) 9949 6000. . . LiebertThe PowerSure Personal sports a lightweight desktop-friendly design and is Liebert's big foray into the low end of the market, designed to deliver fairly sophisticated power protection for SOHO users.
Liebert claims the product accommodates a wide range of power fluctuations for fewer transfers to battery power, thereby prolonging battery life.
The company also expects it will appeal to people looking to protect point-of-sale terminals, desktop applications and communications gear.
This product is about the only one on the market that allows computer users to restart their machines during a blackout thanks to the `Black Start' capability.
It also comes with free Site Net multi-link software designed to conduct an automatic shutdown of all major operating systems.
The PowerSure comes in two models, the 300 VA and 500 VA, priced at $215 and $305 respectively. Both products come with a 24-month warranty.
(02) 9743 8555