Tripp Lite Partners with D -Tools to Offer High Quality Audio/Video Power Protection Solutions

Home theater installers/integrators can now choose high-quality Tripp Lite products as part of their overall home automation system bid proposals.

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Chicago, IL (August 30, 2005) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its full line of Audio/Video UPS Systems, Power Conditioning Centers and Surge Suppressors are now available in D -Tools' systems integration and design software. Home theater installers/integrators can now choose high -quality Tripp Lite products as part of their overall home automation system bid proposals.

"When designing a home automation system, you need to ensure a reliable, clean electrical foundation," stated Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite Audio/Video Business Manager. "Tripp Lite's partnership with D -Tools helps A/V integrators get it right the first time, and every time by implementing Tripp Lite Audio/Video Solutions into every system. With today's degrading power infrastructure and frequent power anomalies, power protection is a necessity, not a luxury."

Tripp Lite A/V Series UPS Systems include true on -line, pure sine wave UPS systems in 2U rackmount and cabinet designs, as well as 1U rackmountable Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) systems with capacities up to 2200VA. These world -class UPS systems offer such premium features as IP -addressable capability with remote diagnostics, individual outlet control, communication ports, phone/DSL/Ethernet/Coaxial line surge protection, extended battery backup runtime capability, EMI/RFI line noise filtering and more. A full line of power conditioning centers and surge suppressors are also available with advanced Isobar® surge protection technology.

"Our partnership with Tripp Lite allows us to offer system integrators more high quality power protection products," stated Adam Stone, President of D -Tools. "Tripp Lite is a trusted name in the power protection industry, and we are pleased to make Tripp Lite products available as an essential D -Tools download to SI software users and accommodate the growing demand for battery backup home automation support."

D -Tools software, System Integrator 4 (SI 4), enables systems integrators and custom installation professionals to create detailed projects managed with automated proposals, scheduling, pick lists, purchase orders and additional documents that streamline the integrated installation of audio and video products. By using a single, shared project file, system integrators and installers can pull information from a comprehensive database of tens of thousands of products, giving them the distinct advantage of designing systems using the most current product information, while saving hours of product research time.

To find out more about Tripp Lite's full line of Audio/Video Power Protection and Connectivity Solutions, contact Dennis Mariasis at (773) 869 -1273 or email: dennis_mariasis@tripplite.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 website: 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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