Press Release Summary:
Suited for IT applications with high availability requirements, InfraStruXure(TM) with Integrated Fuel Cells utilizes architecture that integrates power, cooling, management, and services in rack-optimized design. It incorporates modular polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells and allows IT project managers to stack up to three 10 kW modules per rack for scalable solution. Energy is stored and supplied to system via bottled hydrogen.
Original Press Release:
American Power Conversion Introduces InfraStruXure(TM) with Integrated Fuel Cell Technology that Offers Hours of Extended Runtime
APC's Fuel Cell System Provides Hours of Power Generation for Applications with High Availability Requirements
WEST KINGSTON, R.I. - June 13, 2005 - American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC), a leading global supplier of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced the availability of InfraStruXure(TM) with Integrated Fuel Cells. This innovative new solution offers hours of extended runtime for IT applications with high availability requirements. APC's award-winning InfraStruXure architecture, which integrates power, cooling, management and services in a rack-optimized design, now offers IT professionals the ability to power their IT systems using fuel cell technology, an alternative to traditional extended-run options.
APC's new 30kW solution incorporates modular polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. IT project managers can stack up to three 10kW modules per rack to create a scalable solution. Energy is stored and supplied to the system via bottled hydrogen. Small to medium data centers are ideal applications for the early-adopter phase of this system. InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel Cells is best suited for environments that may have limitations due to building code, emission requirements or physical constraints. Future phases of this program will include further integrated management via InfraStruXure Manager.
"APC is constantly developing innovative systems to dramatically increase availability in all aspects of the NCPI," said Dwight Sperry, APC's vice president of Enterprise Systems and Business Networks. "APC's InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel Cells system offers the first practical fuel cell solution for data center extended-run applications."
This new system, supported by APC's Global Services network, also:
· Improves availability by minimizing points of failure with the system installed close to the load;
· Lowers the total cost of ownership with a design life of 10 years or >5000 stop/starts;
· Lowers the total cost of ownership with a more compact footprint; and
· Improves agility by allowing power generation in more locations that may have emissions restrictions. The only system byproducts are heat and water.
For more information on InfraStruXure with Integrated Fuel Cells and APC's entire range of data center products and solutions, please visit www.apc.com or call 800-877-4080.
APC's InfraStruXure is on-demand architecture for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI). The InfraStruXure design, which integrates power, cooling, rack, management and services, allows the selection of standardized components to create a solution through modular and mobile configurations. This standardization enables an easily scalable architecture designed to meet changing needs and future expansion. This award-winning, patent-pending approach provides increased availability, improved adaptability and speed of deployment as well as lower total cost of ownership for IT environments - from wiring closets to server rooms to data centers.
With integrated management becoming a critical component in the NCPI, APC offers comprehensive management solutions including InfraStruXure Manager. A browser accessible, user-friendly tool, InfraStruXure Manager provides monitoring of power, cooling, and environmental management at the rack or room level. APC also provides professional services that optimize the NCPI over the complete data center life cycle, including planning, installation, operation and end-of-life services.
About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion is a leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.7 billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.