Eaton Announces Powerware CoreLogic Software Development Toolkit

EATON CORPORATION INTRODUCES POWERWARE CORELOGIC, THE FIRST CUSTOMIZABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT FOR UPS MONITORING

2/8/05 - RALEIGH, NC ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced the introduction of the PowerwareTM CoreLogic™ software development toolkit, the first customizable software toolkit to allow systems integrators, IT professionals and software developers to create a tailored power management solution for monitoring Powerware uninterruptible power systems (UPSs).

Designed for flexibility and customization, the CoreLogic toolkit includes pre-written, yet customizable development tools and utilities for UPS management, allowing customers to save money and development time. The CoreLogic toolkit performs highly targeted power protection tasks such as UPS power status and meter monitoring, UPS control, UPS discovery and operating system shutdown, and can be customized to meet the needs of many software environments. Additionally, the CoreLogic toolkit enables uncomplicated integration and embedding of UPS management capabilities into existing software applications.

“The Powerware CoreLogic software development toolkit was designed to allow our customers to take an unprecedented level of control over power management,” said Jim Thompson, manager of software and connectivity at Eaton Corporation. “In using this product, systems integrators no longer have to depend on a manufacturers’ view of what power management software should provide. They can now get their hands on the software themselves and can customize it to meet individual needs.”

With enterprise and distribution licensing options available, CoreLogic provides value added resellers (VARs) with the ability to offer custom software and service solutions to their customers.

“Eaton is the first UPS manufacturer to offer a toolkit for customizable power management, affording system administrators the hands-on flexibility to tailor power protection functions to perform exactly as needed,” said Gary Molenkamp, systems administrator, SHARCNET, University of Western Ontario. “SHARCNET is a network of high-performance Beowulf computer clusters at eleven Ontario post-secondary institutions, and our system is one of the more powerful supercomputing platforms in the world. The CoreLogic toolkit greatly simplified our power management control function, providing confidence that all of our mission-critical power protection needs are fulfilled,” added Molenkamp.

For more information on the CoreLogic toolkit, please see the Related Links or for information on Eaton’s comprehensive line of Powerware UPS product offerings, please visit www.powerware.com .

In the electrical industry, Eaton is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, Eaton’s electrical business provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Powerware®, Cutler-Hammer®, Durant®, Heinemann®, Holec® and MEM®, which globally serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, IT and OEM markets. For more information, visit www.eatonelectrical.com.

Powerware-branded products include a full line of AC and DC power systems, power management software, remote monitoring, turnkey integration services and site support, providing a seamless solution for high availability in local and wide area networking, data and voice over IP, co-location facilities, fixed-line and wireless communication networks, and industrial manufacturing. For additional information on this product and the Eaton’s complete line of Powerware products and service portfolio, visit our Web site at www.powerware.com.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2003 sales of $8.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety; and intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy. Eaton has 55,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

 

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