Emerson Network Power Advances Intelligent Monitoring and Communications of Power and Cooling Equipment


Columbus, Ohio [July 24, 2007] - Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM), today introduced two new products designed to increase the flexibility and availability of communications among data center support systems.

The Liebert vNSA network switch allows multiple Ethernet-ready devices to communicate and function as a team, while the Liebert SiteLink-E provides a communications link between existing building management systems and Liebert precision cooling and AC and DC power systems.

"Critical space monitoring is becoming a vital tool to help data center managers gain necessary insight into the availability, reliability and emerging needs of their data centers, " said Tom McNamara, product manager, Liebert monitoring, Emerson Network Power. "The Liebert vNSA and Liebert SiteLink-E are advanced monitoring technologies designed with an ease-of-installation and flexibility to allow data center managers to choose and quickly install the solution that best meets their needs."

When equipped with a Liebert iCOM display, the Liebert vNSA permits interconnecting cooling units to work together and facilitates lead/lag operation. It is available in four models, with some featuring an embedded Liebert iCOM display, that support from four to 13 connected units. The switch supports twisted-pair RJ45 CAT5 network cables and features auto-negotiation, auto-polarity and auto-crossing, eliminating the need for crossover cables.

The Liebert vNSA is encased within a lockable, metal enclosure that can be mounted on the wall or under the floor. Because of its secure enclosure, the switch can be used in a variety of applications to ensure availability of connected network equipment. For example, on a new construction site, contractors can use the Liebert vNSA to bring up a network without having to wait for a computer room to be completed.

The Liebert SiteLink-E is an Ethernet-Ready device designed to communicate with a wide-range of Liebert precision cooling units, UPS systems, and power distribution units. The product can be plugged directly into the Ethernet, which makes start-up easier and less costly. Information may be routed via a BACnet, Modbus or LONWorks(TM) network to a Building Automation System (BAS) workstation. It is available in three models that can communicate with up to 12 different pieces of equipment. The Liebert SiteLink-E supports all Liebert protocols and can be mounted on the wall or the floor.

For more information on the Liebert vNSA and Liebert SiteLink-E, or any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.liebert.com.

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM). The company is the trusted source for adaptive and ultra-reliable solutions that enable and protect its customers' business-critical technology infrastructures. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers a full range of innovative power, precision cooling and connectivity products and services for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Key product brands within the Emerson Network Power family include Liebert, ASCO, Astec, and Lorain. The Liebert Adaptive Architecture creates power, cooling and monitoring platforms for IT systems that combine high reliability and flexibility while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information on Liebert visit www.Liebert.com. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.gotoemerson.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit www.gotoemerson.com.

Liebert vNSA (172 words)

The Liebert vNSA network switch from Emerson Network Power allows multiple Ethernet-ready devices to communicate and function as a team. When equipped with a Liebert iCOM display, it permits interconnecting cooling units to work together and facilitates lead/lag operation. It is available in four models, with some featuring an embedded Liebert iCOM display, that support from four to 13 connected units. The switch supports twisted-pair RJ45 CAT5 network cables and features auto-negotiation, auto-polarity and auto-crossing, eliminating the need for crossover cables. The Liebert vNSA is encased within a lockable, metal enclosure that can be mounted on the wall or under the floor. Because of its secure enclosure, the switch can be used in a variety of applications to ensure availability of connected network equipment. For example, on a new construction site, contractors can use the switch to bring up a network without having to wait for a computer room to be completed. For more information on the Liebert vNSA, or any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.liebert.com.

Liebert SiteLink-E (116 words)

The Liebert SiteLink-E from Emerson Network Power is an Ethernet-Ready device designed to communicate with a wide-range of Liebert precision cooling units, UPS systems, and power distribution units. The product can be plugged directly into the Ethernet, which makes start-up easier and less costly. Information may be routed via a BACnet, Modbus or LONWorks(TM) network to a Building Automation System (BAS) workstation. It is available in three models that can communicate with up to 12 different pieces of equipment. The Liebert SiteLink-E supports all Liebert protocols and can be mounted on the wall or the floor. For more information on the Liebert SiteLink-E, or any other Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.liebert.com.

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