Tripp Lite Named CEDIA Finalist

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block Named a Finalist In CEDIA's 2008 Manufacturer's Excellence Award Competition

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block Named a Finalist

In CEDIA's 2008 Manufacturer's Excellence Award Competition


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (July 24, 2008) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce that its AV550SC Backup Power Block for structured wiring enclosures has been chosen as a CEDIA 2008 Manufacturer's Excellence Award finalist in the "Best New Product" category.

CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Competition is the most prestigious form of recognition in the custom electronics industry. The Manufacturer's Excellence Awards finalists are selected by a jury of CEDIA Residential Electronic Systems Contractor members. This year's winners will be announced at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet, to he held at CEDIA EXPO 2008 on September 6 in Denver, Colorado.

Designed specifically to meet the needs of 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 enclosures. 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.

"Tripp Lite was first in the industry with a power protection solution designed from scratch to meet the unique needs of structured wiring enclosure applications," said Dennis Mariasis, Tripp Lite Audio/Video Brand Manager. "We're excited that the AV550SC Backup Power Blocks has been named as a Manufacturer's Excellence Award finalist."

For more information on CEDIA EXPO 2008 and CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Awards, go to:
http://www.cedia.net/expo/

For more information on Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block, go to:
http://www.tripplite.com/en/products/model.cfm?txtSeriesID=419&CID=1&txtModelID=3640

About CEDIA
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home, including home
networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi -room entertainment systems, and integrated whole -house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems. CEDIA provides top -ranked educational conferences, industry professional training, and certification for industry professionals. CEDIA also advocates for its members in the public policy arena, helping to ensure that their ability to own and operate their businesses is not impeded.

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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