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Active Power to Discuss Evolving Data Center Landscape and How to Optimize for Energy and Space Efficiency at 7x24 Exchange Fall Conference
Company to Unveil Next Generation UPS Offering

Nov 09, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --Data center operators are constantly faced with the challenge of having to support large scale, high performance, and high availability business applications while at the same time improve efficiency and lower total cost. The legacy approach to power infrastructure design as a result needs to change to take these issues head on.

To help operators address these challenges, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) is providing two opportunities to hear critical power experts at 7x24 Exchange Fall (November 11-14, Phoenix) discuss the effect of a transforming IT environment on critical power infrastructure and how to optimize for energy and space efficiency and high availability in their facility.

"The Changing Face of Utility Power and the UPS"

Monday, Nov. 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (MST)

Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom E-J

Bernardo Mendez, UPS product line manager, at Active Power, moves away from the usual conversations about how load profiles are changing in the data center and highlights the increasing transformation of the utility grid and its impact on today's mission critical data center. Mendez will also discuss why a paradigm shift needs to happen in UPS design.

"Trends in Data Center Electrical Infrastructure - Designing for Efficiency and Reliability"

Monday, Nov. 12, 4:10-4:40 p.m. (MST)

Room McArthur 6

Kamal Diwan, sales engineer, at Active Power, will lead an open discussion on current trends in critical electrical infrastructure designs and how best to protect 24x7 operations from the most dangerous threats. Best practices to optimizing the data center for availability, reliability, and efficiency will be covered. Specific case studies of innovative data center electrical designs will also be highlighted.

Introduction of Next Generation UPS Platform
To meet the stringent requirements of today's and tomorrow's data center, Active Power will unveil its new CleanSource High Density (CSHD) 750 kVA UPS product at the conference.

CSHD is a three-phase, line interactive UPS that has been optimized for cost, efficiency, and overall system performance. The new and innovative engineering approach to the design and development of CSHD dramatically improves upon its successful predecessor the CleanSource UPS (CSUPS) 300 kVA series product line.

The 750 kVA rated UPS delivers industry leading power density, half the space compared to a legacy system1, and saves customers up to 30 percent in operating expenses2 due to its high energy efficiency, less cooling requirements, and low maintenance.

As part of the product introduction, Active Power will showcase a demonstration unit of its CSHD on November 12-13 in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom during breakfast and lunch. Attendees can learn more about this disruptive UPS technology at Active Power's table (#55).

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

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient, inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. 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 40 countries. For more information, visit

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 Footprint comparison based on published specification of 750kVA (480V) and 625kVA (400V) units with four standard battery cabinets versus CSHD Flywheel UPS

2 Calculation based on CSHD 750 kVA vs 750 kVA rated double conversion UPS with four battery cabinets

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.