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COMLINK Selects Active Power to Support New Facility's Mission Critical Hosting and Cloud Services Ecosystem
High Efficiency UPS Delivers on Power Density, Reliability, and Total Cost of Ownership

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 -- To meet the high performance infrastructure needs of its enterprise customers, COMLINK, a broadband, datacenter, and cloud services communications provider, selected Active Power's (NASDAQ: ACPW) CleanSource® UPS (uninterruptible power supply) platform for its new Grand Rapids, Mich. based data center. The facility opened its doors in late April 2013.

Active Power's system consists of 600 kVA of total rated UPS capacity in a distributed redundant topology. COMLINK deployed the UPS with fully redundant power generation and two independent distribution paths to the server cabinet level, providing redundancy and high system availability in a cost effective and high efficiency manner. COMLINK also deployed Active Power's GenSTART™ product. GenSTART is a battery free starting module that provides an additional degree of availability to the multiple standby generator sets onsite.

"We took a forward thinking and environmentally conscious approach with the design and build out of the facility, particularly in terms of electrical infrastructure," said John Summersett, chief operating officer, at COMLINK. "Our end goal was to achieve higher operating efficiencies, eliminate costs associated with battery maintenance and replacement, and achieve a high degree of system reliability. Active Power's UPS product delivers on each of these points all at a lower total cost of ownership compared to conventional solutions."

"COMLINK was diligent and thorough in their review of UPS equipment prior to their purchase, considering everything from system performance to total cost of ownership," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. "We are enabling the customer to achieve their availability, efficiency, and budget goals with a UPS product that is unmatched in terms of power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership."

The state-of-the-art, 9,000 square foot facility is completely encased in concrete and houses COMLINK's new Datasphere hosting and cloud business and Medisphere, a network solutions offering specifically tailored for Michigan based health care providers. These products are backed by COMLINK's 9,000 mile, six state regional fiber network.

With datacenters that host clients residing in over 100 countries, COMLINK is a leading provider of cloud services, dedicated and virtual private servers, storage, colocation, all connected over a private, protected Ethernet backbone with bandwidth up to 100Gbps. Using our private fiber network and multiple certified data centers (HIPAA, SSAE 16, PCI) strategically located, COMLINK can provide your business with redundant (hot) servers, granular backup and restore capabilities, a true disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

COMLINK's rapidly expanding fiber optic network is headquartered in Michigan and extends through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. With over 9,000 miles of fiber and metro rings extending throughout the areas major markets, COMLINK's Network Management Center is manned 24X7 to ensure the security of our network, the reliability of our services, and satisfaction for our clients. COMLINK provides leading edge services such as Optical Wave, Ethernet, DS1, DS3, OCx, and DSL. COMLINK offers the premier neutral access and local tandem in Michigan. In addition, COMLINK offers an array of voice services; PRI, SIP, Long Distance, Conferencing and Hosted VoIP.

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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, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

Source: Active Power