APC Announces Network-Manageable Power Conditioner With Battery Backup

American Power Conversion showed a new power conditioner at CEDIA. The S20 Power Conditioner with Battery Backup can be managed over the network, has temperature/humidity monitoring and a 28-percent larger power train compared to the previous S15 model. It’s ready to work within a Crestron or AMX environment.

The S20’s built-in web server and RS-232 serial port allow for control and monitoring of the unit as well as components plugged into it. The S20 also gives installers the ability to remotely reboot hung equipment. One example of the S20’s management and monitoring options includes the “Replace Battery” notifications, which are viewable over the Internet or via a home automation touch panel.

The APC S20 Power Conditioner with Battery Backup, with a black, anodized aluminum chassis, will be available in the fourth quarter 2006 for MSRP of $1,999. Additional batteries have MSRP of $499 each, and the temperature/humidity probe retails for $59.99.

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