Tripp Lite Chosen as Strategic Lifeware Compatibility Partner

Tripp Lite announces that Exceptional Innovation, a digital home automation software developer, has chosen Tripp Lite as a Strategic Lifeware Compatibility Partner.

Tripp Lite Chosen as Strategic Lifeware Compatibility Partner


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chicago, IL (August 3, 2005) -Tripp Lite is proud to announce that Exceptional Innovation, a digital home automation software developer, has chosen Tripp Lite as a Strategic Lifeware Compatibility Partner. The new partnership ensures that Tripp Lite's new Audio/Video UPS Systems and Power Conditioning Centers are fully compatible with Exceptional Innovation's Lifeware Software (which is used with Microsoft Media Center PCs and Servers). In addition, through Exceptional Innovation's Lifeware software certification training, audio/video dealers and installers gain hands -on experience of the importance of incorporating Tripp Lite Power Protection with every system they install.

"Lifeware software is designed to seamlessly integrate lighting, climate, security, audio and other systems into the Media Center experience," said Mike Seamons, Exceptional Innovation's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We chose Tripp Lite Power Protection because it seamlessly integrates with our solutions while providing vital protection and support for all connected components within an audio/video system. We use Tripp Lite Power Protection in our Lifeware certification training, and we recommend that dealers include Tripp Lite Power Protection in every system they install."

"With so much importance placed on Media Center availability, our compatibility partnership with Exceptional Innovation makes perfect sense," said Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite's Audio/Video Business Manager. "Tripp Lite Power Protection stands behind installers' and dealers' reputations for reliability, keeping Media Centers continuously performing at their peak which, in the end, reduces service calls to correct hard -to -diagnose power problems. In addition, Tripp Lite Power Protection, by stopping power problems before they cause damage and performance distortion, is behind the crystal -clear picture and full sound audio/video enthusiasts demand from the components driven by the Media Center."

Tripp Lite's new Audio/Video Power Protection offering is comprised of six UPS Systems (including true on -line models for the highest level of protection) and two Power Conditioning Centers (including one designed for flat -panel TVs). In addition to the eight new models designed specifically for the audio/video market, Tripp Lite offers over 1,000 other products, including UPS Systems, surge suppressors, line conditioners, KVM switches, cables and more.

For additional information on Tripp Lite's new Audio/Video Power Protection or Tripp Lite's Strategic Lifeware Compatibility Partnership, call Dennis Mariasis at (773) 869 -1273.

About Exceptional Innovation
Based in Westerville, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation is led by software industry professionals with extensive experience with distributed computing based on open standards and open architecture. Exceptional Innovation combines Microsoft development expertise with years of home automation experience to deliver simple, seamless, life -enhancing solutions for the digital home. For more information, visit www.exceptionalinnovation.com.

About Tripp Lite
Enhanced service and industry -exclusive products have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 80 years. Tripp Lite's innovations include the world's first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world's most trusted premium surge suppressor -the Isobar® -with more than 15 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready -to -ship inventory in the industry with more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, surge suppressors, line conditioners, power inverters, cables, connectivity products and network management accessories. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite's sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite's Web site: www.tripplite.com.

Media Information
Gloria Wong - Media / Public Relations Manager
773.869.1229 / fax 773.869.1935
gloria_wong@tripplite.com

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