Active Power to Introduce New PowerHouse(TM) Products at Datacenter Dynamics New York

Complete Modular Power Infrastructure Platform Designed for Low Cost, Rapid Deployment, and Superior Management Capability

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) -  Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and modular infrastructure solutions, announced it will introduce to the market new PowerHouse products at Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) New York, March 12, 2013, at the Marriott Marquis.

The redesigned modular power infrastructure solution provides a lower acquisition cost, faster time to deployment, and superior monitoring, controls, and analytics software versus a conventional data center electrical room. The company will showcase its new modular power solutions at DCD New York at booth #21.

Rated from 240 kW to 960 kW, the new PowerHouse products integrate all critical physical infrastructure components into a purpose built enclosure. Components can include Active Power's CleanSource® UPS or CleanSource® High Density UPS products; diesel generator; Smart Display; PowerHouse OS analytics and controls software; automatic transfer switch; switchboards; lighting; air conditioning; and regulatory and safety devices.

"Active Power has deployed more than 60 PowerHouse systems worldwide since 2006," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. "With this latest set of products in the PowerHouse line, we have leveraged that field experience to introduce a redesign that reduces cost and deployment time while providing enhanced management and control functionality. These products deliver unmatched power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership to data centers. We believe these inherent customer benefits uniquely position Active Power to compete and gain share in the rapidly expanding modular data center market."

Benefits
PowerHouse benefits include:

  • Lower Capital Cost - PowerHouse lowers overall electrical infrastructure capital expenses by as much as 25 percent versus a conventional build1 due to its optimized design, factory construction, integration, and testing prior to deployment. This approach lowers overall project expenses by reducing costs associated with field wiring, site preparation, and project management. In addition, the system's compact size and robust enclosure provide greater deployment flexibility and allow operators to reduce the size and cost of their land and building. 

  • Rapid Deployment - A virtually off the shelf product ready in as little as 10 weeks from order, PowerHouse is already designed, engineered, and tested and can be built in parallel with customer site preparation. As a result, the system can be up and operating 60 percent faster2 than a conventional brick-and-mortar deployment -- reducing total time from more than a year to 30 weeks or fewer.

  • Superior Management and Control - Real time analytics and system controls are available via the Smart Display, a brilliant full color touchscreen user interface. The software ties together all critical elements of PowerHouse and provides a single unified perspective of the entire system. PowerHouse OS, built on the best-in-class IO.OS platform from IO, takes this critical data and provides historical reporting capability, trending, and useful analytical tools.

  • Highly Efficient - PowerHouse features Active Power's CleanSource UPS or next generation CleanSource High Density UPS. At up to 98 percent efficient, these products are the ideal UPS foundation product for the newly redesigned PowerHouse. Their wide ambient temperature operating range and battery-free design further reduces cooling losses for PowerHouse. 

  • Flexible and Highly Scalable - Customers have the ability to mix and match UPS and generator sizes to tailor to specific applications. Systems can be combined to achieve higher power capacity and/or Uptime Institute Tier II-IV availability.

"We set out to dramatically enhance the value and technical differentiation of PowerHouse and enable customers to better manage the infrastructure supporting their data center power requirements," said Todd Kiehn, director, Modular Infrastructure Solutions for Active Power. "What we're delivering is a modular product that's rapidly deployable at a competitive price, provides out-of-box reliability, and a tremendous amount of useful intelligence via our software platform. This is a timely and compelling solution that will help data centers achieve their availability, efficiency, and budget goals."

Availability
PowerHouse will be available for shipment in the United States beginning April 2013 and worldwide later in 2013.

For Customers
To schedule a meeting at show, please call David Zucker, regional channel manager, at Active Power at (201) 608-5342 or via e-mail at dzucker@activepower.com.

For Press and Analysts
To schedule an appointment at show with Active Power, please contact Lee Higgins at (512) 744-9488 or via e-mail at lhiggins@activepower.com.

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market and enable the world's leading companies to achieve their most forward thinking data center designs. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, supporting the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

1 Up to 25% savings in capital expenditures based on total installed cost of Uptime Institute certified Tier III 500 kW system including equipment, land, building, installation, wiring and cabling, etc. Data provided by Dallas, Texas based electrical contractor using market rates.

2 This figure is based on approximate duration of time to deploy modular infrastructure and modified to focus on build out of a conventional brick and mortar data center electrical room comparison. Data provided by a San Jose, Calif. based electrical contractor.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

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