Tripp Lite\'s Backup Power Block Wins Multi -Room Award at EHX

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block for structured wiring enclosures was honored with a Multi-Room Award (MRA) in the Power and Thermal Management Accessories category at EHX Fall 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Tripp Lite's Backup Power Block for Structured Wiring Enclosures

Wins Multi -Room Award at EHX 2007


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (December 12, 2007) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its AV550SC Audio/Video Backup Power Block for structured wiring enclosures was honored with a Multi -Room Award (MRA) in the Power and Thermal Management Accessories category at EHX Fall 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Since 2001, the MRAs have been awarded annually to recognize the most innovative, cutting -edge products in the multi -room audio and video industry.

"Tripp Lite's AV550SC is a good example of the advancements made by manufacturers in the industry," said Robert Archer, Senior Editor of CE Pro and TecHome Builder magazines. "It provides installers with a functional tool that addresses specific applications within the growing structured wiring market. This is the kind of engineering creativity that the MRAs were created to recognize."

The AV550SC Backup Power Block is specifically designed to provide reliable battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI line noise filtering for audio/video distribution systems in structured wiring enclosure applications. Simple to install, it features four AC outlets plus HD -compatible 2.2GHz coaxial and tel/modem/DSL surge protection, offering a complete, cost -effective power protection solution.

"We're pleased and honored to receive this mark of recognition from EHX," said Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite Audio/Video Brand Manager. "We were first in the industry with a power protection solution designed from scratch to meet the unique needs of structured wiring enclosure applications. The AV550SC Backup Power Block enhances customer satisfaction, reduces costly service calls, and provides installers with margin -building add -on sales opportunities. It's been a winner in the A/V market -and now it's a winner at EHX."

For more information on the award -winning AV550SC Backup Power Block and Tripp Lite's entire line of Audio/Video UPS Systems and Power Conditioning Centers, go to:
http://www.tripplite.com/products/audiovideo/powerpartners -index.cfm

About EHX
EH Publishing's Electronic House Expo is the most progressive and user -friendly trade event in the $15+ billion custom electronics industry. Sponsored by the TechHome Division of the Consumer Electronics Association, EHX attracts a large audience of custom electronics integrators, retailers and allied trades to interact with leading suppliers of audio/video entertainment, digital convergence, networking and communications, comfort and control, and security and electrical products. EHX addresses the most critical trends in product, technology and business practice for the custom electronics industry.

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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