Tripp Lite's UPS Systems Win Industry Award

Aug 31, 1998, 01:00 ET from Tripp Lite

    CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Lite, a world leader of
 manufacturing power protection equipment, announces its SmartPro(R) 2200 NET
 and Internet Office(TM) 500 were chosen as Recommended Products by VARBusiness
 Labs.  VARBusiness, a bi-weekly magazine that provides in-depth information on
 IS technology and its effects on the value-added reseller market, evaluated
 UPSs from various vendors to determine the UPS model exhibiting the highest
 quality and best reseller marketing program.
     VARBusiness recommends products that rank high in the categories of
 hardware, software and reseller programs.  Tripp Lite's SmartPro 2200 NET and
 Internet Office 500 UPS Systems were chosen based on their features and long
 runtimes.  Tripp Lite's PowerAlert(R) software was noted for its ability to
 manage every brand of UPS system, from every vendor, which VARBusiness felt
 was "a very important attribute for VARs, who will likely be dealing in
 heterogeneous environments at their client's sites."  Finally, Tripp Lite was
 recognized for its attention to the needs of resellers.  In addition to Tripp
 Lite, APC, Best Power, Exide Electronics Group Inc., and International Power
 Technologies (IPT) supplied UPS systems for evaluation.
     "Not only do our UPS systems meet the diverse needs of workstation- and
 server-based applications, but our UPS systems feature the lowest prices in
 the industry, thereby boosting our resellers' margins," said Keelin Wyman,
 Tripp Lite's Executive Vice President.  "In addition, we've tailored our
 programs and services to meet the resellers' specific needs, such as providing
 discounts, sales and technical support, distributing sales leads and more."
     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; Super Series 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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