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Eaton Corporation Selected by Frost & Sullivan for 2007 Power Quality Emerging Technology Award

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Eaton Corporation Selected by Frost & Sullivan for 2007 Power Quality Emerging Technology Award

Press release date: July 16, 2007

Date July 16, 2007 PITTSBURGH ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its family of Power Xpert® meters has been chosen by Frost & Sullivan for the 2007 North American Power Quality Emerging Technology of the Year Award. The Frost & Sullivan award is presented to the company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry. This award recognizes the ability of the company to successfully develop or introduce a new technology, formulate a well-designed product family and make significant product performance contributions to the industry. In selecting the award recipient, Frost & Sullivan analysts interviewed major market participants, tracked emerging and existing technologies and researched product launches, customer acceptance and time to market. "Organizations that rely on electronics and electrical systems need to proactively monitor power problems with power quality equipment such as Eaton's next-generation power quality meters," said Vishal Sapru, Frost & Sullivan industry manager. "Eaton is being recognized as the 2007 award recipient for introducing its Power Xpert meters because with this technology, they have redefined the art of power monitoring allowing customers to take highly specialized power quality data and convert it into useful information that can be easily understood." Power quality monitoring equipment helps companies reduce risk, detect problems before they occur (preventative maintenance) and reduce efforts of facility engineers and information technology administrators in rectifying the problem. Eaton's Power Xpert meters are designed to prevent equipment from being damaged by accurately detecting transient and disturbance events, providing early warnings, reducing the cost of monitoring power quality and supporting continuous, non-disruptive monitoring. As part of Eaton's Power Xpert Architecture, the industry's most versatile Web-based solution for measuring, monitoring, connecting and managing power systems, Power Xpert meters also integrate into Ethernet networks to provide real-time detection and Web-enabled reporting of power anomalies affecting equipment performance and system uptime. With such robust functionality, these meters are ideal for implementations at service entrances, on mains, or any other key circuits that serve sensitive loads. For more information on Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards, visit "This award reinforces Eaton's commitment to providing its customers with superior power systems solutions," said Jim Thompson, manager of product management for software and meters at Eaton. "We are pleased to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan and will continue to uphold our long-standing dedication to serving the power quality meter market." Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, Powerware®, Holec® and MEM®, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management(TM) solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide. Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 61,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit Contact Mike DeCamp (919) 870-3264


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