Hybrid PDU featuring NEBS Level 3 approval.

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Hybrid DC SMARTStart® combines high-power (30-100 A), direct-feed breakers with discrete, low-power (2-20 A) breaker channels. Configuration lets PDU provide remote breaker cycling capabilities within same 1U package for applications with both direct-feed high and intermediate power requirements. Available with -48, +12, and +24/+28 Vdc input voltages, PDU uses integral feature to perform Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) without requiring additional hardware.

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SPMS Releases Enhanced DC SMARTStart® Hybrid PDU

State College, PA - May 8, 2009 - Spectrum Power Management Systems, a division of Spectrum Control, Inc., has updated the Hybrid DC SMARTStart® PDU design and obtained NEBS Level 3 approval. This unique design combines high power direct-feed breakers with discrete low power breaker channels. This configuration allows the PDU to provide remote breaker cycling capabilities within the same 1U package for applications with both direct-feed higher power and intermediate power requirements.

Spectrum Power Management Systems' new Hybrid DC SMARTStart® provides easy power cycling to DC powered routers/switches, blade servers, and other enterprise or Telco related equipment. It is also an ideal solution for Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) for use in tactical military remote communications applications, USV/Unmanned Surface Vessels, mobile observation towers, and simulation equipment.

This unit features auto reset circuit breakers with a high power circuit breaker, rated from 30 to 100 Amps, for higher rated applications and individual discrete solid state breakers, rated from 2 to 20 Amps per channel, for low to intermediate rated applications. Integral to the PDU is the feature to perform Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) in the same package without the need of an additional piece of hardware. Input voltages are available in -48, +12, and +24/+28 VDC with an individual output steady state load range of 4-100 Amps.

The Hybrid DC SMARTStart® also includes an SNMP agent and onboard event log that can track up to 6 months of data, is flash upgradeable in the field, and provides reverse polarity protection. This efficient design monitors battery feed voltage status and the internal temperature of the PDU, while the front panel mounted ROCBs (Remote Operated Circuit Breakers) provide over current protection.

SPMS received NEBS Level 3 certification for this product offering from Stork Garwood Laboratories, Inc. in November, 2008. To obtain NEBS Level 3 certification, the DC SMARTStart® was subject to a multitude of extensive tests regarding Ambient Temperature and Humidity, Equipment Handling, Resistance to Fire, Earthquake Survivability, Vibration, Airborne Contaminants, ESD, Emissions, and AC Power Fault. Leonardo Marsala, Director of Sales and Marketing for Spectrum Power Management Systems, stated, "This is an outstanding achievement that our business unit is certainly proud of. NEBS Level 3 is the highest level of conformance to NEBS specifications. Although commonly required for the telecommunications industry, it is a major test of quality that is extremely valuable for any organization utilizing network equipment. It ensures that our DC SMARTStart® will operate properly in adverse conditions without interfering with other important devices."

For more information about the Hybrid DC SMARTStart® PDU or other Spectrum Power Management Systems products, visit the company's website at www.specpower.com or contact a sales representative at 814-272-SPMS.

About Spectrum Power Management Systems
Spectrum Power Management Systems is a well-respected manufacturer of power strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for AC and DC power applications. They have developed products as an OEM/ODM global partner to the industry's top names. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements.

About Spectrum Control, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Spectrum Control, Inc. is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of high performance custom solutions for the defense, aerospace, communications, industrial and medical industries worldwide. Spectrum Control, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949 certified company, is comprised of four businesses: Power Management Systems, Advanced Specialty Products, Microwave Components and Systems, and Sensors and Controls.

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters & interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters & film modules.

Spectrum Microwave Components and Systems produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls' Precision Positioning Sensors Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

For further product information, contact Leonardo Marsala, Director of Sales & Marketing, 1900 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801. Phone: 814-272-2737. Fax: 814-272-2702. E-mail: marsala@specpower.com. Website: www.SpecPower.com.

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