Racks and Cabinets address critical IT infrastructure issues.

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Featuring Liebert components for cooling, power distribution, cabling monitoring, and control capabilities, ready-to-deploy Knurr racks use infinitely variable mounting system that allows equipment to be installed at any position. Product line consists of 3 styles of 19 in. racks: server-style, open-frame, and distribution cabinets. In addition to support for Liebert Adaptive Architecture(TM) monitoring solution, all models feature aluminum extruded frame and 83% perforated door.



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Emerson Network Power Combines Knurr Racks with Liebert Power Management and Precision Cooling Technologies to Solve Critical IT Infrastructure Issues



The newly integrated racks and cabinets provide greater flexibility to adapt to power and cooling needs and design changes in high-availability environments

Columbus, Ohio (October 18, 2006) - Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity(TM), today introduced its line of ready-to-deploy racks and cabinets that combines Liebert`s power management and precision cooling technology with Knurr`s rack systems. Available through local Liebert representatives, distributors and solutions partners, the newly integrated Knurr racks were unveiled today at Emerson's AdaptiveXchange 2006(TM) event in Columbus, Ohio.

Knurr racks use a patented, infinitely variable mounting system that increases application flexibility by allowing equipment to be installed at any position within the rack, rather than having to align with pre-drilled holes as with other rack systems. Largely tool-free rack assembly and equipment mounting simplify setup and installation.

This unique rack system has been enhanced with a family of standardized Liebert components that add cooling, power distribution, cabling monitoring and control capabilities. Integrating proven technologies from room-level applications within the rack provides data center and facilities managers with more flexibility, reliability and efficiency in solving common rack-related IT concerns, such as cable management, effective temperature control and rack-level power distribution.

The Knurr rack line has also been expanded to include a 44-inch-deep model to accommodate the greater equipment depth found in today`s data centers. This unit features a door that significantly increases air flow through the cabinet.

"The equipment rack is becoming an increasingly important component in the effective management of data centers and other critical facilities as intelligence and support migrate from room-level systems to the rack," said Phil Dunn, senior product manager for Knurr racks at Emerson Network Power. "The Knurr line serves as the perfect platform for integrating power, cooling and information technologies in a way that provides high reliability today while delivering the flexibility required to support future change."

Emerson`s Knurr product line consists of three different styles of 19-inch racks-server-style cabinets, open-frame cabinets and distribution cabinets - a family of power strips, and a full line of rack accessories. The product line offers a number of other features that differentiate it from other industry racks, including:

A patented aluminum extruded frame that provides easy installation and much finer rack adjustments. It supports slide nuts instead of having fixed dimensions, allowing customers to put accessories anywhere they want on the frame.

An 83-percent perforated door, which significantly improves air flow through the racks. The doors have 32 percent more perforations than any other rack, allowing the most free airflow in the industry.

Door stiffeners, which provide additional mounting space. The stiffeners create a sturdy feel and quality look, and provide additional mounting area for a rear ventilation fan or other components.

The new racks and cabinets fully support the Liebert Adaptive Architecture(TM), an approach to mission-critical power, cooling and monitoring that combines high reliability and adaptability with low cost of ownership to improve the availability, flexibility and efficiency of critical facilities across the enterprise, including data centers, server rooms and network closets.

Knurr, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment racks and cabinets based in Germany, was acquired by Emerson in January 2006, and has been integrated into the Emerson Network Power business, which also includes Liebert power, cooling and monitoring technologies. The addition of the Knurr line complements Emerson Network Power`s existing line of enclosures, and makes Emerson the world's second-largest manufacturer of rack systems.

For more information on Emerson`s newly integrated Knurr racks and cabinets, 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 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit www.gotoemerson.com.

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