Active Power to Introduce New PowerHouse(TM) Products at Datacenter Dynamics New York

Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:30am EDT

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  AUSTIN, TX, Mar 11 (Marketwire) -- 
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) and modular infrastructure solutions, announced it will introduce
to the market new PowerHouse products at Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) New
York, March 12, 2013, at the Marriott Marquis. 

    The redesigned modular power infrastructure solution provides a lower
acquisition cost, faster time to deployment, and superior monitoring,
controls, and analytics software versus a conventional data center
electrical room. The company will showcase its new modular power
solutions at DCD New York at booth #21.

    Rated from 240 kW to 960 kW, the new PowerHouse products integrate all
critical physical infrastructure components into a purpose built
enclosure. Components can include Active Power's CleanSource(R) UPS or
CleanSource(R) High Density UPS products; diesel generator; Smart
Display; PowerHouse OS analytics and controls software; automatic
transfer switch; switchboards; lighting; air conditioning; and regulatory
and safety devices.

    "Active Power has deployed more than 60 PowerHouse systems worldwide
since 2006," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. "With
this latest set of products in the PowerHouse line, we have leveraged
that field experience to introduce a redesign that reduces cost and
deployment time while providing enhanced management and control
functionality. These products deliver unmatched power density,
reliability, and total cost of ownership to data centers. We believe
these inherent customer benefits uniquely position Active Power to
compete and gain share in the rapidly expanding modular data center
market."

Benefits
 PowerHouse benefits include:


--  Lower Capital Cost - PowerHouse lowers overall electrical
    infrastructure capital expenses by as much as 25 percent versus a
    conventional build(1) due to its optimized design, factory
    construction, integration, and testing prior to deployment. This
    approach lowers overall project expenses by reducing costs associated
    with field wiring, site preparation, and project management. In
    addition, the system's compact size and robust enclosure provide
    greater deployment flexibility and allow operators to reduce the size
    and cost of their land and building.
    
    
--  Rapid Deployment - A virtually off the shelf product ready in as
    little as 10 weeks from order, PowerHouse is already designed,
    engineered, and tested and can be built in parallel with customer site
    preparation. As a result, the system can be up and operating 60
    percent faster(2) than a conventional brick-and-mortar deployment --
    reducing total time from more than a year to 30 weeks or fewer.
    
    
--  Superior Management and Control - Real time analytics and system
    controls are available via the Smart Display, a brilliant full color
    touchscreen user interface. The software ties together all critical
    elements of PowerHouse and provides a single unified perspective of
    the entire system. PowerHouse OS, built on the best-in-class IO.OS
    platform from IO, takes this critical data and provides historical
    reporting capability, trending, and useful analytical tools.
    
    
--  Highly Efficient - PowerHouse features Active Power's CleanSource UPS
    or next generation CleanSource High Density UPS. At up to 98 percent
    efficient, these products are the ideal UPS foundation product for the
    newly redesigned PowerHouse. Their wide ambient temperature operating
    range and battery-free design further reduces cooling losses for
    PowerHouse.
    
    
--  Flexible and Highly Scalable - Customers have the ability to mix and
    match UPS and generator sizes to tailor to specific applications.
    Systems can be combined to achieve higher power capacity and/or Uptime
    Institute Tier II-IV availability.

    

"We set out to dramatically enhance the value and technical
differentiation of PowerHouse and enable customers to better manage the
infrastructure supporting their data center power requirements," said
Todd Kiehn, director, Modular Infrastructure Solutions for Active Power.
"What we're delivering is a modular product that's rapidly deployable at
a competitive price, provides out-of-box reliability, and a tremendous
amount of useful intelligence via our software platform. This is a timely
and compelling solution that will help data centers achieve their
availability, efficiency, and budget goals."

Availability
 PowerHouse
will be available for shipment in the United States beginning April 2013
and worldwide later in 2013.

    For Customers
 To schedule a meeting at show, please call David Zucker,
regional channel manager, at Active Power at (201) 608-5342 or via e-mail
at dzucker@activepower.com.

    For Press and Analysts
 To schedule an appointment at show with Active
Power, please contact Lee Higgins at (512) 744-9488 or via e-mail at
lhiggins@activepower.com.

    About Active Power
 Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs
and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular
infrastructure solutions that enable data centers and other mission
critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total
cost of ownership are unmatched in the market and enable the world's
leading companies to achieve their most forward thinking data center
designs. 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 50
countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 This release may
contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made
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
differ. 

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

    (1) Up to 25% savings in capital expenditures based on total installed
cost of Uptime Institute certified Tier III 500 kW system including
equipment, land, building, installation, wiring and cabling, etc. Data
provided by Dallas, Texas based electrical contractor using market rates.

    (2) This figure is based on approximate duration of time to deploy
modular infrastructure and modified to focus on build out of a
conventional brick and mortar data center electrical room comparison.
Data provided by a San Jose, Calif. based electrical contractor.

    SOURCE: Active Power, Inc. 

    

Active Power Investor Contact: 
Ron Both 
Liolios Group 
(949) 574-3860 
ron@liolios.com 

Active Power Media Contact:
Lee Higgins
Senior Public Relations Manager
(512) 744-9488
lhiggins@activepower.com 

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