Tripp Lite Introduces New Notebook Surge Suppressor

Tripp Lite has expanded its popular line of Protect It!™ Notebook Computer Surge Suppressors to include the Traveler™ 100BaseT (model #: TRAVELER100BT) Direct Plug-In Surge Suppressor with telephone, DSL and Ethernet line surge protection.

Chicago, IL (August 16, 2005) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, has expanded its popular line of Protect It!™ Notebook Computer Surge Suppressors to include the Traveler™ 100BaseT (model #: TRAVELER100BT) Direct Plug -In Surge Suppressor with telephone, DSL and Ethernet line surge protection. The Traveler 100BaseT offers ideal surge protection for notebook computers, PDAs and other portable electronic devices on the road, in the dorm room or at school.


"Our new Notebook Surge Suppressor with high -speed Internet line support offers the highest level of power protection and convenience for anyone using a notebook computer today," stated Karenann Brow, Tripp Lite's Senior Product Manager. "The additional 100BaseT telephone, modem and Ethernet line surge protection is a great new feature that places this product a step ahead of the competition."

The Traveler 100BaseT features complete AC and telephone/DSL/Ethernet line protection, providing 1050 joules of AC surge suppression -highest in its class -to protect connected equipment from damage and performance problems due to surges, spikes and line noise. Two built -in AC outlets with transformer block spacing offer convenience and versatility by accommodating notebook computers plus an additional device such as a printer, PDA, battery charger or other portable electronic device. Two built -in RJ45 jacks offer single line surge protection for a telephone, modem or high -speed Internet (DSL) line connection. The Traveler 100BaseT also features a unique retractable plug to provide a better fit in briefcases or laptop cases without scratching or otherwise damaging portable electronics. In addition, two diagnostic LEDs confirm proper wiring and alert users of suppressor protection status. This exceptional reliability is backed by up to $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance coverage for all connected equipment.

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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