Tripp Lite Selected as a Resi Award Finalist

Tripp Lite's professional-grade A/V Power Conditioning Center, the HT7300PC, has been selected as a 2006 Resi Awards finalist in the Power Management Product category.

Tripp Lite's HT7300PC A/V Power Conditioning Center Selected as a Finalist for the 2006 Resi Awards



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (August 23, 2006) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its new professional -grade A/V Power Conditioning Center, the HT7300PC, has been selected as a 2006 Resi Awards finalist in the Power Management Product category. Resi Award winners from each of 12 product categories and the overall 2006 Resi of the Year winner will be announced at a reception during CEDIA EXPO on September 13, 2006.

"This year's Resi finalists are a beautiful collection of sophisticated home electronics product designs," said Residential Systems Editor Jeremy Glowacki. "These companies should take great pride in their investment in high -quality product designs. Not only do our judges appreciate their great attention to detail, but so do their dealers and customers."

Optimized for 2U rackmount or console A/V applications, the HT7300PC Power Conditioning Center protects connected equipment from damage due to power surges and spikes. It features four sequenced AC outlets that are individually controlled by infrared commands and two special high -current outlets for amplifiers, subwoofers and other power -hungry equipment. Dual illuminated blue digital displays and 12 LEDs provide comprehensive real -time information about power status and operating conditions. A remote control device is included with the unit.

"The HT7300PC is the ideal power conditioning system for professional installers who want exceptional audio/video output, and we're honored to have it selected as a Resi finalist," said Tripp Lite Executive Vice President Jim Folk. "This mark of recognition from some of the industry's most distinguished professionals demonstrates the depth of our commitment to the A/V sales channel. Tripp Lite will continue to provide cost -effective, scalable A/V power protection solutions that reduce the need for costly service calls, increase customer satisfaction, and safeguard the installer's valued reputation for reliability."

About the Resi Awards and Residential Systems Magazine
Now in their third year, the Residential Systems Resi Awards honor the most innovative industrial designs of products in the custom A/V installation industry. Winners are selected by a six -member panel of judges comprised of custom installers and industrial designers. Published monthly, Residential Systems magazine provides custom home entertainment, automation and security design and installation professionals with the most penetrating insights into how business and technology trends will affect their industry in the years to come.

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, inverters, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, power strips and PDUs, notebook accessories, rack systems, network management accessories and more. 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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