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APC Unveils New Line of Desktop Power Protection for Corporate Environments

Press release from the issuing company

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. – March 12, 2001 – American Power Conversion (APC) today introduced the Back-UPS CS 350VA and 500VA, a new line of desktop uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) specifically designed for small business and corporate environments. The Back-UPS CS 350 and 500 offer reliable battery backup power in a smaller, sleeker form factor. In addition to saving files and gracefully shutting down either Windows 3.x, 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 or Macintosh OS9 (9.0.4 and higher) operating systems through serial or USB communication cables, the new line offers six high-powered outlets, optimized alarm indicators and fax/modem and DSL surge protection. "Business owners are looking to standardize on peripherals that adapt to their various needs," stated Joe Loberti, general manager of APC's Consumer Network Solutions Group. "The Back-UPS CS sets a new industry standard for meeting customers' needs for cost-effective, customizable power protection with a smaller footprint and optimized runtime." The Back-UPS CS 350 and 500 models will have an estimated reseller price of $84.99 and $129.99 respectively. These new units will start shipping worldwide in Q2 2001 through retail and distribution. Patents are pending for these products.