Consulting-Specifying Engineer Readers Honour MGE Office Protection Systems with Silver Award in 'A Perfect 10' Product of the Year Competition

MGE Office Protection Systems, a world leader in providing end-to-end power protection systems for computing, IT and industrial applications, has just received the Silver Award in Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine's annual "A Perfect 10" Product of the Year competition for the Pulsar MX UPS system. Originally placed as Finalist by an expert panel of consulting engineers, the innovative system was judged by CSE's readers as they voted throughout July to determine the 2007 winner.

Designed to deliver the highest level of protection for 20 to 110 servers and provide matchless scalability from 5 kVA to 20 kVA featuring on-line double-conversion technology, the Pulsar MX UPS System was awarded second place in the Power Generation category, and will be presented in CSE's November issue.

"We are honoured to receive such a prestigious award from Consulting-Specifying Engineer's staff and readers," said MGE Office Protection Systems' VP of North and South America, Curtiz Gangi. "To receive such an accolade from the engineering community is a rarity, and we are pleased that the publication has given our products their seal of approval. As a team, we strive each day to provide the UPS industry with unmatched quality and reliability, always looking to heighten the bar in design and customer satisfaction."

Created to accommodate the growth of small and mid-sized companies as power requirements increase, MGE Office Protection Systems has designed the Pulsar MX UPS system as a fully scalable solution to deliver business continuity 24x7. Utilising a redundant architecture, the system can scale power and runtime as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required. When the Pulsar MX on-line double-conversion power modules are connected in parallel within the Pulsar MX Frame, power can be readily scaled from 5 kVA to 10, 15 (with redundancy) or 20 kVA power levels - without disrupting connected equipment -within the Pulsar MX's 16U (28 inch) frame.

Jason Koffler, UK and Ireland Country Manager, says, "With up to 18 kW, this solution provides the highest power density in the industry and is a perfect match for a rack fully populated with blade servers. For the first time, the same power and battery sub-modules can be used for both the standalone UPS and the modular chassis, which significantly reduces the entry cost to scalability. Users can decide to acquire a cost-competitive Pulsar MX 5000 RT, and then migrate to a fully scalable, redundant solution using the Pulsar MX Frame while still using the original power and battery sub-modules of the original 5 kVA standalone UPS".

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Silver Award is one of many prestigious awards that MGE OPS has received globally within the past 24 months, with commendations from such publications as MicroHelbdo (France), Dcision Informatique (France), Prohardver (Hungry), PC Magazine (Russia), Dealer World (Spain), MacWorld (Spain), PC World (Spain) Personal Computer World (U.K.), IT World, (U.K.) and PC Pro (U.K.) MGE Office Protection Systems' award winning products include the Pulsar 1000, Pulsar MX, Evolution, Ellipse ASR 1000, Midspan PoE, Pulsar Extreme, Comet EX RT and Protection Center.


About MGE Office Protection Systems

MGE Office Protection Systems consists of the single-phase UPS and surge suppression products of MGE UPS SYSTEMS after the acquisition of APC by MGE's parent company, Schneider Electric. MGE Office Protection Systems represents the third largest single-phase UPS vendor in the world, with a direct presence in over 41 countries on five continents and a global distribution network.

MGE Office Protection Systems addresses any power protection, distribution and management needs in the office, networking and industrial markets. Channel partners include mainstream IT, Datacomm, Electrical and Industrial distributors as well as IT/Telecom OEMs. MGE Office Protection Systems is one of the very few UPS vendors that manufacture the vast majority of its products on its own premises to ensure total quality control.

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