Eaton Helps Resellers Service Public Sector with TAA Compliant UPS Products

Date: March 15, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has expanded its line of single-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) that have been deemed compliant with the U.S. Trade Agreement Act (TAA), creating additional opportunities for its resellers to meet the needs of the public sector. TAA compliant products have been approved by the U.S. government for use in a wide range of government facilities including schools, courthouses, libraries and state facilities.

According to Frost & Sullivan, in 2009, public-sector investment in UPSs totalled almost $200 million, a number that is expected to grow annually by almost seven percent through 2012. Because single-phase products make up about 80 percent of government-related UPS sales, the public sector will continue to be an important market for Eaton resellers.

“Eaton continues to provide us with award-winning power protection solutions that our account managers can immediately leverage to enhance our government sales efforts and grow revenues,” said Joshua Longacre, vice president operations and sales, Lyme Computer Systems. “By expanding its range of TAA-compliant products, Eaton continues to provide critical support for the public sector while also creating new opportunities for companies like ours.”

Eaton’s programs for information technology (IT) resellers offer a wide range of benefits, including discounts for qualified resellers. With Eaton’s PowerAdvantage™ Partner Program, Deal Registration Program and Government and Healthcare Rebate, resellers can earn a discount of up to 14 percent.

The Eaton 9170+, 9155, 9355, 9390 UPSs, as well as the FERRUPS and BladeUPS were deemed to have met TAA requirements. Now additional single-phase units are available in the Eaton 5115 tower, 5130 rack/tower and 9130 rack UPS product lines, and are assembled in the United States.

“Data centers and the networks that support them form the backbone of government operations in the 21st century, especially considering every aspect of an organization can be affected when there’s a problem with power,” said Matt Cheap, product manager, Eaton’s Power Quality Division. “Eaton’s single-phase UPSs are designed to deliver the reliability and uptime that is necessary for critical applications.”

In addition, Eaton is on several U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedules for products and services, and provides letters of supply to its distribution partners for continued ease of business in the public sector. For more information, visit .

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 2009 sales of $11.9 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 .

Mike DeCamp
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