BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept 26, 2006 / -- C&D Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CHP) announced today that it has been granted Telcordia SR-4228 certification on its msEndur brand battery for telecommunications applications. The Telcordia SR-4228 testing incorporates 111 different tests including electrical, chemical, environmental and physical testing of the batteries, setting a rigorous, independent standard for the telecommunications industry.
"We are proud that our msEndur battery is the first and only 2 volt - VRLA battery to successfully pass Telcordia SR-4228 testing and receive certification," said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer for C&D Technologies. "Our telecommunications customers are demanding that backup batteries achieve a higher performance level demonstrated by the SR- 4228 testing. Reflecting the msEndur battery's outstanding performance and reliability, C&D has recently been awarded several multi-year contracts by large North American telecommunications companies in this $120M market segment. We anticipate that orders from the new contracts for msEndur battery systems will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of this year and will continue to drive the strong growth of the msEndur product line in the telecommunications market."
About C&D Technologies:
C&D Technologies, Inc. provides solutions and services for the switchgear and control (utility), motive (material handling), telecommunications, and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as well as emerging markets such as solar power. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. Through our Power Electronics Division, we manufacture and market custom, standard and modified-standard electronic power supply systems, including DC-to-DC converters, for large OEMs of telecommunications and networking equipment, as well as office and industrial equipment. The division also manufactures power conversion products sold into military and CATV applications as well as digital panel meters and data acquisition components. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. C&D Technologies is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information about C&D Technologies, visit www.cdtechno.com.
SOURCE C&D Technologies, Inc.
Ian Harvie of C&D, +1-215-619-7835, or Joseph Crivelli of Gregory FCA, for C&D, +1-610-642-8253