Active Power Joins Data Center Alliance

Alliance Continues to Grow, More Best in Breed Technology Options Available to CIOs and Datacenter Operators

Jerusalem, Israel - Minicom Advanced Systems, a leading developer of IT & KVM remote access and management solutions, announced that its new initiative, the Data Center Alliance (DCA), continues to grow with the addition of new member Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), a manufacturer of critical backup power systems and continuous power solutions. The Data Center Alliance, formed with Minicom, Wright Line, ServerTechnology, Uptime Devices, and Digi International fills the information gap in the marketplace by providing a centralized, comprehensive source for building successful IT infrastructures.


"The Data Center Alliance provides IT decision makers relevant information and choices when it comes to purchasing and deploying IT infrastructure equipment for their mission critical facilities," said Jim Clishem, president and CEO, Active Power. "Active Power is proud to be part of the alliance, offering its highly efficient, reliable and green backup power systems and turnkey critical power solutions."

To learn more about the Data Center Alliance, visit www.minicom.com/dca -partners.htm.

About Minicom Advanced Systems

Minicom Advanced Systems provides KVM remote access, extension and management solutions designed to expedite and simplify IT services. Tailored for IT managers who need secure, centralized, and seamless access to their mixed IT environments, these solutions enable local, remote, in -band and out -of -band access and management. Minicom's unique approach maximizes past investments in IT infrastructure, installation, and training while adding innovative technology, resulting in reduced costs and increased productivity. Founded in 1988, Minicom is a member of Intel Capital's portfolio of companies and was named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA. In 2009, Minicom established Minicom Digital Signage. With headquarters in Israel and regional offices in North America, Europe and China, Minicom operates in over 70 countries.

About Active Power

Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) provides efficient, reliable and green critical power solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power's flywheel -based UPS systems protect critical operations in datacenters, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations and governmental agencies in more than 40 countries. With expert power system engineers and worldwide services and support, Active Power ensures organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please visit www.activepower.com.

Contact information:
David Zucker
Director, Business Development, Minicom
david.zucker@minicom.com
Tel: (888) 486 -2154

Lee Higgins
Public Relations Manager, Active Power
lhiggins@activepower.com
Tel: (512) 744 -9488

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