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Minuteman Launches Ruggedized UPS for Extreme Environments


Dallas, Texas – Nov. 6, 2014 – Para Systems, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive power protection solutions, has announced the release of the Minuteman ERS1500RTNC, a ruggedized uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to provide protection to support traffic control and monitoring equipment,  servers, telecom equipment, VoIP systems, security systems, and a variety of other applications.

The ERS1500RTNC is a line-interactive unit with a capacity 1500VA and 1050W. With versatile rack/tower/wallmount options and its ability to withstand extreme temperature environments, the ERS1500RTNC is optimal for a wide range of installation spaces. 

The new ERS1500RTNC is designed to efficiently operate in extreme temperature environments. The ERS1500RTNC’s expanded temperature range is perfectly suited for use in extreme temperature and humidity installations where a standard UPS would be unable to function.

High-temperature batteries and temperature-compensated charging combine to provide an operating temperature range from +5 to +122 degrees F (-15 to +50 degrees C), making the ERS1500RTNC an economical and rugged choice for backing up equipment with extreme installation parameters. Additionally, each unit has conformal coating on all electronic components that resists corrosion in high-humidity installations.

As with other UPSs, the ERS1500RTNC serves as an “electrical firewall,” preventing catastrophic damage from blackouts, brownouts, surges, and spikes. Power problems can wreak havoc for both business owners and consumers, particularly in the traffic and transportation industry, where the environments are often harsher but still demand reliability when it comes to power. ERS1500RTNC UPS provides a low-cost protection solution that withstands harsh conditions that make it ideal for high-humidity and high-temperature environments, such as coastal zones and other harsh areas. 

“When business owners and managers purchase expensive security, telephone, or networking systems and put them in environments that are not ideal for a standard UPS, these electronic devices are obviously at high risk,” said Bill Allen, director of marketing. “When you compare the price tag associated with downtime, along with the expense of replacing equipment, the ERS1500RTNC is an extremely cost-effective way to preserve and protect these investments in a ruggedized package.”

A rugged LED display that shows power status and operational mode is a standard feature. As an additional bonus, each unit is installed with an SNMP management card for remote management and monitoring over a LAN. Minuteman’s SentryPlus monitoring and management software is also included. All ERS1500RTNC units are covered by a one-year parts-and-labor warranty and $100,000 Minuteman Platinum Protection Plan. 

“The new ERS1500RTNC UPS raises the bar by offering an extreme environment capable product at a substantially lower price than competitive products. When you combine the extensive features, its ability to be placed in a wider variety of spaces and environments, plus flexible mounting options, the ERS1500RTNC represents an excellent value,” Allen said.

The ERS1500RTNC UPS is currently available for purchase through Minuteman’s extensive distribution network, systems integrators, and on-line resellers. For more information, visit www.minutemanups.com/environmental.



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