Eaton First To Release Comprehensive Suite of UPS, Power Management Solutions Compatible with Windows 7 Operating System

Date: October 22, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its line of supervision and protection products are compatible with Microsoft’s new Windows® 7 operating system. Eaton’s software family, including Intelligent Power Manager™, NetWatch™, Network Shutdown Module™ (NSM™), Personal Solution-Pac™ and LanSafe®, allows Windows 7 enterprise servers, small business and home-use personal computers (PCs) to be monitored and safely shut down during a power failure, protecting and saving valuable data.

“Windows 7 is Microsoft’s most advanced Windows operating system for business and home PCs, designed to meet the evolving needs of users and Information Technology (IT) professionals, both in and out of the office,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Business Unit. “Eaton’s suite of power management and protection software brings together the ease of use of Windows 7 machines with the security, protection, control and simplicity of managing and monitoring uninterruptible power system (UPS)-protected PCs and servers.”

Eaton has been on the forefront of maximizing compatibility of its power management software to the latest operating systems, providing customers with the most advanced and easy-to-use power protection solutions in the marketplace. Most importantly, Eaton’s power management software used with its energy efficient UPSs gives users a complete and affordable solution to power protection and power management.

For IT environments, Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software can substantially lower costs for supervising networked UPSs and associated equipment, compared to using major network management system platforms. Intelligent Power Manager can carry out a scan for all the UPS systems on the network regardless of vendor and discover and manage other critical power components, such as Eaton’s ePDU® products and environmental sensors, giving administrators comprehensive control of their protected infrastructure.

Eaton’s shutdown agents, NetWatch and NSM, provide server protection compatible with the latest Microsoft Virtualization features (Hyper-V and Hyper-V server). NetWatch and NSM gracefully shut down virtual machines and host servers powered by the UPS in the event of a prolonged power outage. These agents feature easy and assisted installation along with remote management and are available as a free download through the Eaton Power Quality Web site, www.eaton.com/powerquality .

For more information and to download Eaton’s comprehensive software products free of charge with the purchase of an Eaton UPS, visit http://powerquality.eaton.com/Support/Software-Drivers/default.asp .

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

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .



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