August 14, 2008

Kristin Somers, Eaton (919) 870-3236

Eaton Introduces Energy Saving UPS For Protecting Servers, Storage Devices And Telecommunication Systems

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today the introduction of its new Pulsar M uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). Responding to user’s needs to maximize energy efficiency, the Pulsar M, sold under the MGE Office Protection Systems brand, features a high-efficiency design that saves energy and prevents excess heat when installed into a network rack.

The Pulsar M is the first on-line double-conversion UPS in its class with an adaptable, multi-position, hot-swappable Power Distribution Unit (FlexPDU). The FlexPDU provides an innovative, space saving method of easily adding receptacles to the back, side or top of the UPS – freeing up much needed space in dense rack environments. In addition, optional universal HotSwap Maintenance By-Pass modules allow the UPS to be replaced, serviced or upgraded without interrupting the supply of power.

The 2200 and 3000 VA models feature multiple form factors to suit any need: Rack/Tower versatile with a choice of depth sizes to accommodate a variety of rack enclosures. At only 3.5” (2U) high for deep racks along with a 5.25” (3U) short depth unit to accommodate shallow telecom racks/enclosures, the Pulsar M’s innovative slim design offers users system flexibility and increases the power density to allow for continual power for Information Technology (IT), telecommunications, healthcare and industrial systems.

“Energy efficiencies and power availability are key concerns in today’s IT environment. Our new Pulsar M models give users the best of both worlds: high power availability while using an exceptionally efficient UPS design that minimizes heat – thus reducing equipment cooling costs,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Distributed Power Quality Division of Eaton. “These important features together with flexible power distribution, hot-swappable battery modules and scalable run times give managers a full featured yet cost-effective power protection solution.”

For applications requiring several hours of backup during a power outage, the units feature scalable runtimes and, with the 3000VA XL model, can accommodate up to 12 external battery banks. Furthermore, in order to maximize backup time for critical devices connected to the UPS, Eaton’s Powershare technology enables users to remotely reboot systems and gracefully turn off less critical equipment.

Both Pulsar M models include USB and serial ports for remote communications and power management. Standard communications include contact ports for system status information, as well as a mini-terminal block to connect a remote switch to utilize the built-in Remote Power Off (RPO) and Remote ON/OFF (ROO) features that add another level of safety on site. Network integration with HP OpenView, IBM Netview, CA Unicenter and HP Insight Manager is handled with an optional network management card for SNMP/Web communication. In addition, the management card can monitor the temperature and humidity with the addition of an Eaton environmental sensor. The Pulsar M UPS comes with a free version of Enterprise Power Manager to manage up to five UPSs or other power devices (Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Power over Ethernet (PoE), midspans) regardless of brand.

The Pulsar M models are available now and come complete with a two-year guarantee including batteries. For additional information on the Pulsar M and to download product data sheets, visit For more information on Eaton’s complete line of MGE Office Protection Systems products and services portfolio, call 800-279-7776 or visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems™, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety.  Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.  For more information, visit