Eaton Announces Powerware PowerVision Power Management Software version 4

EATON TAILORS ITS POPULAR POWERWARE POWERVISION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR NETWORK AND FACILITY PROFESSIONALS

RALEIGH, NC… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) today announced the introduction of Powerware PowerVision® Power Management Software version 4.0. This new version of the popular centralized power management system has been tailored to meet the diverse needs of both IT system administrators and facility engineers and is offered in two distinct package options: network edition and facility edition.

Designed with the modern global enterprise in mind, PowerVision enhances the reliability of an organization's entire power protection infrastructure and reduces unnecessary downtime by allowing network administrators and facility professionals to proactively monitor the health and performance of critical power protection infrastructure locally or across an enterprise from any location.

PowerVision Network Edition allows IT professionals to monitor all networked uninterruptible power systems (UPS) in a distributed power environment over their existing local area network (LAN), and it integrates seamlessly with most popular network management systems (NMS). With PowerVision, network administrators can receive immediate notification of alarm conditions, while easily managing UPS installation dates, preventative maintenance and battery replacement dates.

By adding PowerVision's Enterprise Manager, IT professionals can gain an enterprise-wide view of distributed power protection strategies. PowerVision Enterprise Manager centrally monitors multiple PowerVision servers across the enterprise wide area network (WAN), enabling an accurate assessment of power system health across multiple data centers.

PowerVision Facility Edition is customized to meet the needs of systems and facility engineers who need to centrally manage multiple UPSs, in addition to other critical power protection infrastructure components. PowerVision Facility Edition saves time and money by easily integrating with popular building management systems (BMS), distributed control systems (DCS) or SCADA systems. The program also features integrated data analysis tools to assist facility managers in making proactive management decisions, such as scheduling preventive maintenance, and planning for system upgrades and capacity expansion.

"As systems and facility professionals strive to eliminate every possible point of failure in the IT environment, Powerware PowerVision delivers confidence that an organization's critical power protection infrastructure is being closely monitored for potential problems 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Mark A. Ascolese, vice president, sales and marketing, Eaton's Power Quality Solutions Operation. "Eaton is dedicated to helping its customers manage and maintain power quality, and our corporate focus on power protection monitoring software demonstrates our understanding of the daily challenges faced by our customers."

Eaton also offers a robust suite of software products, which enables customers to self-monitor, manage and control their UPSs, power train equipment and applications. Powerware users benefit from software tools such as FORESEER®, an enterprise management system that monitors and manages mission-critical infrastructure and equipment; PowerVision, a power management software program that provides monitoring, alarm notification and data analysis for multiple Powerware UPSs within an enterprise network; and LanSafe power management and UPS monitoring software that provides graceful, remote shutdown of UPS systems, and network monitoring tools via serial, USB and network connectivity options. For more information on Eaton's comprehensive line of Powerware UPS monitoring services and 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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