BCS Data Center Project of the Year Utilizes Active Power's Modular Power Solution to Achieve Award Winning Architecture

Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:20am EST

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  AUSTIN, TX, Nov 26 (Marketwire) -- 
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power
supply) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, announced ARM, a
United Kingdom based semiconductor and software design firm, has deployed
and is operating one of its PowerHouse(TM) modules at ARM's EUHPC (high
performance compute) data center in Cambridge, England. 2bm Ltd served as
the turnkey design and build provider and Active Power's customer on the

    To meet ARM's limited available build space and aggressive deployment
schedule, Active Power delivered all critical power equipment in two
purpose built enclosures via its PowerHouse platform. The first container
combines Active Power's high efficiency CleanSource(R) 1500 kVA UPS
system, switchgear, and monitoring and controls software. The second
enclosure consists of two redundant standby diesel engines each rated at
2 MVA and Active Power's proprietary GenSTART(TM) generator starting

    With its leading energy and space efficiencies, low capital and operating
expenses, and rapid deployment capability, the complete containerized
infrastructure solution enabled ARM to optimize their data center for
availability, efficiency, and sustainability and achieve its most forward
thinking design. 

    This innovative design was most recently recognized as Data Center
Project of the Year at the 2012 UK IT Industry Awards on Nov. 14, 2012.
Hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and Computing, the award
acknowledged the data center as the most outstanding IT project over the
last year. The annual award is presented to organizations who have
achieved exceptional results through outstanding project implementation. 

    "Active Power's PowerHouse solution enabled ARM to meet its technical and
schedule requirements and be incredibly innovative in how it designed and
built this data center," said Gordon Smith, Director, Design and Build,
for 2bm. "This unconventional approach to power infrastructure design
helped ARM, in part, achieve the industry acknowledgement it has received
to date." 

    "This is a significant achievement for ARM's award-winning EUHPC data
center and we're excited to have contributed to the facility's success as
this particular award category recognizes innovation and best practices
in design," said Mark Lee, general manager for UK operations at Active

    "PowerHouse addressed all of the end user's requirements particularly in
terms of meeting a very short deployment timeline," continued Lee. "The
system expedites time to deployment as it is factory integrated and
tested, simplifying the installation and commissioning phases versus a
conventional data center electrical room. More importantly, its high
energy efficiencies contribute to a lower total cost of ownership for

    ARM's data center received two other industry accolades earlier this year
due to its cutting edge design. The data center was accredited and
awarded BCS CEEDA (Certified Energy Efficiency Data Centre Award) Gold,
the highest level within the institute's assessment program, and is the
only facility in the UK to receive such recognition to date. This award
demonstrates best in class capability for achieving high energy
efficiencies and that the facility's design can meet advanced standards
of energy use.

    The data center was also recognized at the 5th Annual Data Centers Europe
Awards gala held June 13, 2012, in London. ARM was awarded the European
Award for New Data Center Facility for its innovation in design to meet
both current and future needs and sensitivity of environmental impact.
Organized by BroadGroup, a UK based data center consulting firm, the
awards program is recognized as one of the premier industry accolades in

    The installation at ARM follows a number of successful PowerHouse
deployments in the UK that have received industry recognition including
Capgemini Merlin and Tesco data centers. With a power usage effectiveness
(PUE) of 1.11 and innovative design, Capgemini Merlin received the Uptime
Institute Green Enterprise IT Award in 2011 and the Datacenter Dynamics
Leaders Award in 2010. Tesco has also earned a number of environmentally
friendly and sustainability awards.

    About Active Power
 Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs
and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power
systems that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to
remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are
intelligently efficient, inherently reliable, and economically green,
providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to
customers' financial benefit. The company's products and solutions are
built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008
registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served
via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United
Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more
than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ
materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development,
product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current
and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active
Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more
information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to

    Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power,
Inc. The Active Power logo, PowerHouse, and GenSTART are trademarks of
Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their
respective companies.

    SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.


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