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Minuteman PRO-RT Series UPS Billed as ‘Electrical Firewall’

The PRO-RT product line includes features such as load shedding with two controllable receptacle banks, independent battery bypass, plus auto-restart.

DALLAS — Para Systems, a provider of power protection solutions, has released the new and expanded Minuteman PRO-RT series. The new line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) is designed to provide fail-safe protection from all power anomalies for small to medium-sized security, telephone, server and network peripheral systems.

Characterized as an “electrical firewall,” the PRO-RT product line features four models with power capacities of 750VA, 1000VA, 1500VA and 2000VA. The series includes features such as load shedding with two controllable receptacle banks, independent battery bypass, plus auto-restart when power is restored after an extended power outage.

A UPS prevents catastrophic damage from blackouts, brownouts, surges and spikes. When damage to expensive equipment does occur from these types of anomalies, it is generally not covered under a manufacturer’s warranty. A UPS is an essential component for protecting any type of mission critical electronic equipment, according to the company.

“When business owners and managers purchase expensive security, telephone or networking systems and do not protect them from potential damage or power outages, these devices are obviously at high risk,” states Bill Allen, vice president of marketing, Minuteman. “When you compare the price tag associated with downtime along with the expense of replacing damaged equipment, the PRO-RT’s are an extremely cost-effective way to preserve and protect those investments.”

In addition to protecting connected equipment from catastrophic surges and spikes, the PRO-RT incorporates automatic voltage regulation to provide stable power during brownouts. The units are also equipped with battery power during blackouts, providing a bridge through a power outage and allowing ample time to gracefully shut down systems during an extended loss of power.

The PRO-RT series can be rack-mounted or floor-mounted with included hardware, or wall-mounted with Minuteman’s optional bracket. An LCD display that shows power status, battery run-time (based on attached load) and operational mode is also a standard feature.

As an additional feature, Minuteman’s SentryHD power monitoring and management software is available as a free download. Communication between the user and the UPS is accomplished through the unit’s USB port using a web browser interface. These new products also have an option slot for an SNMP card or programmable relay card.

As an Energy-Star product, users can also benefit from the PRO-RT’s green features and advanced efficiency, according to the company. The voltage regulation circuitry is automatically bypassed until needed, reducing vampire power consumption. Other power-saving features can be tapped into by using Minuteman’s SentryHD software to schedule automatic shut down and re-start of equipment during nights and weekends when many devices sit idle yet continue to consume energy resources.

The units are also RoHS compliant and Para Systems offers a free battery recycling service for all Minuteman UPSs.

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