Tripp Lite Selected as Exclusive Power Protection Vendor by Major PC Maker,

Sep 14, 1998, 01:00 ET from Tripp Lite

    CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Lite, a world leader in the
 manufacture of power protection equipment, announces it has been selected by, the first PC company built for the web, as its exclusive power
 protection vendor.  After reviewing other major power protection vendors, senior executives determined Tripp Lite provided the highest quality
 power protection products, the broadest product line and very competitive
     Based in Austin, Texas, satisfies the needs of PC buyers with its
 unique Internet-only approach, in which it sells high quality systems and
 peripherals through the Internet, for hundreds of dollars less than its major
 competitors.  In order to offer its customers a total-system solution for
 their needs, decided to add power protection to its product
 offerings.  "We researched the power protection vendors and found Tripp Lite's
 quality products match our objectives," said Mark Marlow,'s vice
 president of product marketing.  "We're confident we are providing our
 customers with the highest quality power protection products available."
     "Tripp Lite's business philosophy perfectly melds with's, as
 we're committed to providing world class power protection products to users
 protecting their investments in computer technology," said Joseph Valha, vice
 president of sales for Tripp Lite.  "'s commitment to provide their
 customers with the best technology and very competitive prices mirrors our
 strategy as well."
     Tripp Lite has built a reputation as a world leader in power protection
 solutions by providing enhanced service and innovative products for more than
 75 years.  Tripp Lite is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and maintains a
 global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide.
     Tripp Lite manufactures more than 300 different power products, including
 SmartPro(R), DataCenter(TM), Unison(R), Internet Office(TM), OmniSmart(TM), BC
 Personal(R) and BC Pro(R) UPS lines; PowerAlert(R) Advanced Network Monitoring
 Software; Isobar(R) Premium Surge Suppressors; Network Dataline Protectors;
 and Line Conditioners.
     Additional information about Tripp Lite and its products can be found on
 the PowerZone(TM), Tripp Lite's web site, at or by calling
 Tripp Lite's Customer Support at 773-869-1234.
     Tripp Lite is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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