Tripp Lite Introduces First Battery Backup System for Structured Cabling Installations

Tripp Lite announces the introduction of the industry exclusive AV550SC Backup Power Block.

Tripp Lite to Showcase at CEDIA the First Battery Backup System Designed

to Protect and Simplify Structured Cabling Installations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (August 7, 2007) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce the introduction of the industry exclusive AV550SC Backup Power Block. The AV550SC provides the highest level of protection for telephone, Internet and coax connections within structured cabling installations found in many new homes.

With reliable battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI line noise filtering, the AV550SC provides a complete protection solution for audio/video distribution systems by supporting modems, routers, RF amplifiers, network interfaces and other equipment through all power problems. In the event of a power failure, the AV550SC includes an auto -restart feature that eliminates the need to perform an onsite startup. In addition, when a modem or router freeze -up occurs, the AV550SC features a one -touch, automatic recycle/reset button with sequential outlet startup - 1 min. delay for router - for proper modem and router rebooting.

"Our new AV550SC Backup Power Block is the only solution on the market designed for installers and homeowners looking for convenient, reliable backup power and control for structured cabling installations," said Tripp Lite Executive Vice President Jim Folk. "The AV550SC is easy to install and offers an assortment of user -friendly features only Tripp Lite can deliver, including a regulated 12V DC output for devices."

The AV550SC Backup Power Block is designed to fit in the bottom left corner of a structured wiring enclosure without the need for mounting screws or brackets. Mounting screw holes are included on the back of the unit for convenient board, wall or ceiling mounting. For added convenience, the front of the unit features customizable, front panel labels for easier cord/cable identification and maintenance.

Tripp Lite will be showcasing the AV550SC Backup Power Block during CEDIA in Booth #357,
September 6 -9 in Denver, CO.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 85 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 16 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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