Tripp Lite Honored with 2008 Mark of Excellence Award

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that Tripp Lite has won a 2008 Mark of Excellence Award, presented by CEA's TechHome Division.

Tripp Lite's Backup Power Block is Honored with 2008 Mark of Excellence Award



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Chicago, IL (April 1, 2008) - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) announced that Tripp Lite has won a 2008 Mark of Excellence Award, presented by CEA's TechHome Division. CEA's Mark of Excellence Awards honored Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block for outstanding achievement and innovation in trend -setting custom home electronics. The AV550SC was recognized as "Best Structured Wiring Product." Award entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts and submitted in two categories: Supplier and Systems Integrators.

Designed to address specific applications within the growing structured wiring market, the AV550SC Backup Power Block provides reliable battery backup, surge protection and EMI/RFI line noise filtering for audio/video distribution systems in structured wiring enclosure environments. Simple to install, it features four AC outlets plus HD -compatible 2.2GHz coaxial and tel/modem/DSL surge protection, providing a complete, cost -effective power protection solution. The AV550SC also features a recycle/reset button with sequential outlet startup for proper modem and router rebooting after a power failure or system freeze -up.

"The AV550SC Backup Power Block was the first power protection solution designed from the ground up to meet the need for a power protection solution optimized for structured wiring enclosures," said Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite Audio/Video Brand Manager. "Since its introduction, the AV550SC has proved very popular with professional installers, and we're honored to receive this award from CEA."

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block was recognized at the Mark of Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday, March 14, in conjunction with the ninth annual Electronic House Expo (EHX) Spring 2008.

Each year, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for this coveted honor. Each of the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards categories has a four -member judging team comprised of systems integrators, manufacturers, members of the trade press and industry consultants to determine both finalists and winners.

For a full list of all Mark of Excellence winners and honorees, please visit www.CE.org/markofexcellence.

For more information on Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block and the entire Audio/Video Power Protection Solution line, go to:
http://www.tripplite.com/products/audiovideo/powerpartners -index.cfm

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $161 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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, rack systems, PDUs, PowerAlert software for enterprise -level system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, notebook 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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