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Power Protection: Tripp Lite Introduces OmniSmart Line-Interactive UPS System

January 21, 2011

By Andrew Litz - Power Protection Web Editor


Tripp Lite, a manufacturer of power protection equipment, has added the OMNI1500LCD to its OmniSmart UPS System line. The new offering is a line-interactive UPS system that provides automatic voltage regulation and a sizable, backlit LCD.

The benefits of the new system include:

·         Automatic voltage regulation that corrects brownouts and overvoltages without consuming battery power 

·         1500 VA/825 W load capacity; eight outlets (six UPS-supported and two surge-only outlets); and 1 Tel/DSL surge suppression 

·         A rotatable, dimmable LCD that shows input voltage, UPS battery capacity, and operating conditions in real time and supports horizontal and vertical configurations 

·         Support for upright tower or 2U rack mount configurations out of the box (includes mounting hardware) 

·         USB port works with free PowerAlert software (Web download) to provide automatic unattended shutdown

According to Rich Feldhaus, Tripp Lite (News - Alert) product manager, “The new OMNI1500LCD is ideal for home, home office, network workstation, and even home theater applications." He added, "The combination of AVR, surge-only outlets and rotatable LCD make this a very versatile UPS system and a cost-efficient solution for a number of power protection needs.”

Tripp Lite made the first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and its products include a premium surge suppressor, the Isobar (News - Alert), with more than 16 million in use.

 The company maintains a high level of ready-to-ship inventory, with more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems, PDUs, PowerAlert software for enterprise system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, and notebook accessories.

In related news, Uninterruptible Power Supplies recently released its ultracompact PowerWAVE 5000/TP UPS system. Officials from the company said that the advanced 5000/TP is designed to raise customers’ expectations for a UPS in this class by means of a combination of advanced technology and precision engineering.


Andrew Litz brings more than 20 years of experience in publishing to his role as Web Editor at TMC (News - Alert), where he covers cloud computing, networking, and other related areas. Previously, Andrew served as a technical editor for a leading analyst firm providing research and advisory services to users of information technology, as well as providing editorial support to the IEEE (News - Alert), a global professional society in the areas of electrical engineering and electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Andrew Litz