Web Portal explores IT power system needs.

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Web Site Portal, www.emersonnetworkpower-it.com, provides in-depth information, expertise, and analysis on power, environmental, and connectivity systems computers and other electronics depend on. It offers application-specific sections devoted to desktop, computer room, distributed network, and data center facility solutions, then suggests resources to help understand issues that must be considered for each application and need.

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Emerson Network Power Launches Web Portal to Guide IT Managers Through Power, Environmental and Connectivity System Decisions

New Resource Integrates Information from Multiple Sources to Help IT Organizations Increase the Performance and Availability of Data Center and Network Systems

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 13, 2004 - IT managers can now turn to a new IT portal for expertise and analysis on the power, environmental and connectivity systems computers and other electronics depend upon for their reliability and performance. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today introduced the portal, emersonnetworkpower-it.com, which explores power system needs and considerations from an IT manager's point of view.

"The rise in network availability requirements and the trend toward 24 x 7 operations are increasing the importance of power systems and services," Emerson President James G. Berges said. "IT departments are becoming more involved in specifying and purchasing these systems and are seeking resources to support their decision making process. This portal delivers that information through one easy-to-use online resource."

The site provides in-depth information on a range of equipment not typically covered by publications serving the IT market, including AC power backup systems, DC power systems, surge suppression devices, automatic transfer switches, enclosures, precision cooling solutions, fiber optics, remote monitoring systems, site audits and maintenance services. It is designed to enable visitors to easily browse the resource library or focus on the applications they are supporting.

The site offers application-specific sections devoted to desktop, computer room, distributed network and data center facility solutions. Within each section, visitors are guided through selecting the appropriate level of power protection for their organization's needs, from hardware protection to data preservation to increasing uptime to achieving nine nines (99.9999999%) of availability.

The site then suggests resources to help visitors understand the issues that must be considered for each application and need. For example, the desktop section may provide the option of viewing a white paper on surge protection for desktop systems, while the data center facilities section could include a link to information on selecting the right UPS topology for high availability applications. The portal also allows visitors to sign up to receive just released white papers, new product news and the latest industry information via-e-mail.

ASCO Power, ASCO Services, Connectivity Solutions, Control Concepts, DC Power Systems, Liebert and Liebert Global Services are among the Emerson Network Power companies that have contributed to the portal.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power is an Emerson business that provides a full spectrum of reliable power solutions, including inbound power, connectivity, power supplies, power systems and precision cooling, backed by the largest global services organization in the power industry. These Emerson companies serve the needs of telecommunications networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities worldwide. For more information, visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com.

About Emerson
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in electronics and telecommunications; process control; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.

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