Eaton Announces Firmware Upgrades to its Network Management Devices, Improving Remote UPS Management

Date: May 3, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a firmware upgrade to its ConnectUPS Mini-Slot (ConnectUPS-MS) and Network Management Card (NMC) Mini-Slot devices to enable full compatibility with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3). Eaton’s ConnectUPS-MS and NMC enable users to easily manage, monitor and control remote uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) from Web browsers or industry-standard network management systems.

As distributed computing continues to grow, properly managing devices and communications resources in remote locations is vital – as is managing the UPSs that protect these critical assets. Now, with IPv6 compatibility, Eaton’s users can take full advantage of the IP’s many benefits including vastly increased address space, more efficient addressing and routing infrastructure, enhanced security and improved service. For enhanced network management, SNMPv3 supports the more efficient IPv6 addressing, offering enhanced security features including data integrity checks, message authentication, privacy (encryption) and access control.

“Intelligently managing power quality systems across the network has become more important than ever,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Business Unit. “This latest firmware upgrade demonstrates how our development teams constantly integrate the latest technology to provide customers with the best solutions to protect and manage their vital assets.”

These cards allow for easy monitoring and management of the UPS using either a standard Web browser or third-party network management software, or through Eaton’s power management software.

For more information and to download the firmware upgrade, 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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