Tripp Lite Wins EXC!TE Award

Tripp Lite is proud to announce that its new Digital A/V UPS System has received CustomRetailer magazine's EXC!TE Award in the category of Most EXC!TING Power Management System.

Tripp Lite's New HRTL15UPS Digital A/V UPS System Wins

CustomRetailer Magazine EXC!TE Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (September 21, 2006) - Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its new 1500VA Digital A/V UPS System, the HTRL15UPS, has received CustomRetailer magazine's EXC!TE Award in the category of Most EXC!TING Power Management System. The custom electronics community, including retailers, installers and integrators, along with the staff at CustomRetailer, selects EXC!TE Award winners, recognizing products for outstanding design and engineering.

"Tripp Lite's growing commitment to A/V and the home theater market, as well as our readers' many nominations of this product, made the HTRL15UPS a natural selection for an EXC!TE Award," said Joe Paone, Editor -in -Chief of CustomRetailer.

"Tripp Lite has established a strong and growing presence in the audio/video sales channel with our line of professional -grade A/V products," said Tripp Lite Executive Vice President Jim Folk. "We're indeed honored that the HTRL15UPS has received this mark of recognition from CustomRetailer."

Optimized for audio/video applications, the HTRL15UPS Digital A/V UPS System features automatic voltage regulation, a rotatable blue LCD status screen, up to 300 minutes of battery backup time (recording only), and protection for AC, phone/DSL/Ethernet and 2.2 GHz coaxial connections.

For more information on Tripp Lite's award -winning HTRL15UPS Digital A/V UPS System, go to:
http://www.tripplite.com/products/product.cfm?productID=3265

About CustomRetailer Magazine
CustomRetailer is a leading industry trade magazine, covering subjects of interest for the custom electronics community, including retailers, installers and integrators.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service 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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