Power Protection FEATURED ARTICLE


Tripp Lite to Help Individuals Become More Adept with Power Protection

February 24, 2011

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

Those that already feel well-versed in information technology systems and power protection will still be able to expand their skill sets as Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, is offering BICSI (News - Alert) credential holders the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs) with its online BICSI-recognized courses.


BICSI is a professional association supporting the ITS industry, which covers voice, data, electronic safety and security, and audio and video technologies. Tripp Lite’s (News - Alert) newest, free program, Online Training Program, is designed to keep ITS/telecommunication professionals in the know when it comes to power and power protection advancements, all while they earn CECs. In an age where power outages and the loss of data can exacerbate already troubling times, the program will ensure that participants are equipped with the skills to provide customers with the highest level of protection available.

“The ITS/telecommunications industry is constantly evolving and it is imperative that integrators maintain the highest level of product and installation knowledge," said Steve Bailey, Tripp Lite director of Datacom Distribution, in a statement. "Power and power protection are integral parts of every installation and Tripp Lite is pleased to offer the Online Training Programs as a way to support our channel partners."

The class includes a full curriculum of 30 courses – 16 in English and 14 in Spanish – and it covers a wide range of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems, PDUs, racks, KVM and cables. It is accessible on both Tripp Lite's and BICSI's websites, permits online self-enrollment and offers 24/7 access with the ability to earn up to four CECs per course. The CECs are valid for RCDD, RITP, NTS (News - Alert), Installer, Technician and Certified Trainer.

For more than 85 years, Tripp Lite has been creating reliable power protection products. The company’s innovations include the world's first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world's most trusted premium surge suppressor — the Isobar (News - Alert) — with more than 16 million in use.

Recently, POWERVAR Inc., a leading supplier of power conditioning and UPS for instruments used in hospitals, analytical laboratories, clinical laboratories and other healthcare technology, announced that it will be introducing another product to help protect the medical world. Today, the company announced the release of its latest power protection product, the Mobile Power Manager (MPM).

MPM is a medical-grade AC power supply designed to fit an industry standard mobile cart providing hospitals the flexibility and mobility to keep crucial equipment powered up while moving throughout their facility, according to POWERVAR. 


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