Tripp Lite Wins 2008 IHTA

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block Wins TecHome Builder's 2008 IHTA

Tripp Lite's AV550SC Backup Power Block Wins TecHome Builder's

2008 Innovative Housing Technology Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (July 29, 2008) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its AV550SC Backup Power Block for structured wiring enclosures has been honored by TecHome Builder magazine with a 2008 Innovative Housing Technology Award in the Advanced Electrical category.

The annual IHTA Awards are intended to stimulate the development of innovative new products by recognizing outstanding contributions to the homebuilding industry in a broad range of categories. "The 2008 Innovative Housing Technology Awards reflect the strong technological focus of today's homebuilding industry," said Jason Knott, Editor -in -Chief of CE Pro and TecHome Builder magazines. "Builders are looking for products that are marketable to homebuyers, such as home -tech amenities and green products. These awards will be receiving exposure to builders, integrators and consumers via our publications and websites."

Specifically designed 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. Features include four AC outlets plus HD -compatible 2.2GHz coaxial and tel/modem/DSL surge protection. 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.

"Since its introduction, the AV550SC Backup Power Block has proved extremely popular with professional installers and integrators, and has received significant industry recognition," said Tripp Lite Executive Vice President Jim Folk. "Innovative in design and easy to install, it represents today's most capable, cost -effective power protection solution for structured wiring enclosures. We're honored to receive this prestigious award from EH Publishing."

For a complete list of the 2008 IHTA Award winners, go to:
http://www.techomebuilder.com/ihta/2008winners.html

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 TecHome Builder Magazine
TecHome Builder is the flagship publication of EH Publishing, an integrated media company producing market leading publications, events and e -media for the technology and construction industries. EH media products provide cutting -edge information and market contact to millions of professionals and consumers worldwide. Specific markets served include consumer and custom electronics, information technology, house of worship, robotics, electronic security and homebuilding.

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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