Power Protection Company Introduces New Backup Solutions

February 24, 2011

By Carrie Majewski (née Schmelkin) - Director of Content Marketing, Content Boost

APC by Schneider Electric (News - Alert), a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, recently announced that it wants to do even more to protect consumers’ data in the event of a power outage.

APC (News - Alert) announced its plans to add more products to its power conditioning line with the release of the J25B and J35B battery backup solutions. The new APC J Type Power Conditioning Battery Backups are designed to provide the best power protection from threats within the home environment. The J Type series is the first of its kind to address the various power protection needs of consumers by combining Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI (News - Alert)), surge protection, Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) and battery backup in one solution.

The backups can be used with televisions, home theater surround sound systems, gaming systems, routers, modems and additional home entertainment and office equipment.

With the new J series, TV viewers can fear no more if power outages take place during ABC’s “The Bachelor,” just when Brad Womack is about to hand out his final rose, as data loss is eliminated with the power protection software because the backup enables savings and backing up of DVR recordings, stored games and computer files.  

The hardware also offers multi-stage surge protection as all electrical modes are guaranteed and offer protected and reliable thermal fusing which helps ensure safe operation under all conditions. The J Type also has two filterbanks  that work to reduce cross contamination that can negatively impact audio and video performance.

"Power surge protection is crucial in maintaining a safe home entertainment system and is a top-of-mind concern for our customers," said Dave Johnson (News - Alert), senior vice president, Home and Business Networks, APC by Schneider Electric, in a statement. "The new APC J25B and J35B battery backups address consumers' needs with an industry-first solution that provides comprehensive power protection in one easy to use product that enables consumers to enjoy their home entertainment investments with confidence in their power sources." 

The J25B and J35B series, which are currently available in North America, come equipped with eight outlets (six battery and surge and two surge only), 1500VA capacity, COAX and phone protection jacks that provide users with guaranteed protection and lifetime equipment protection policies, enabling peace of mind at an affordable price point.

Recently, another power protection company, Minuteman, made public a Frost and Sullivan survey that stated that whether it’s a small or medium-sized business, IT managers want longer battery runtimes for their Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS).

Minuteman, a company that produces some of the industry's most reliable power technology products, has been at the forefront of this trend for years. As a pioneer in extended runtime applications for more than 25 years, Minuteman has been leading the charge for more reliable UPS devices, from the time it became the first company to offer battery packs with a UPS.

Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin