American Power Conversion and Rotel Partner to Offer Power Protection for Home Theaters

Rotel to Introduce Line Conditioners Engineered by APC

LAS VEGAS - January 5, 2006 - American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC), a world leader in power availability and protection solutions, today announced a partnership with Rotel, a global manufacturer of high -end audio/video components, to offer power conditioning and battery backup products. Rotel plans to introduce a select line of APC engineered power components during the first quarter of 2006 designed to work with the company's revered home theater equipment.

"Rotel is dedicated to offering its customers a complete suite of audio/video components that succeed in creating that first -hand experience A/V enthusiasts crave," said Mike Bartlett, Rotel's North American vice president and general manager. "Knowing that power disturbances can ruin that experience, we are pleased to offer high performance power protection solutions designed and manufactured by APC, the proven global leader in power protection products. Rotel customers now can protect and maximize their system with a high -end line conditioner that matches the look and feel of their other components."

"APC is pleased to partner with Rotel, a respected A/V component manufacturer," said Joe Loberti, general manager of APC's Consumer Network Solutions group. "This relationship demonstrates APC's commitment to developing the highest quality power protection products making it an ideal solution for Rotel customers."

Rotel, a leading manufacturer of home theater components, including DVD and CD players, preamplifiers, surround sound processors, power amplifiers and receivers, selected APC based on its decades of experience as a world leader in power protection design and manufacture. APC designed its A/V units from the ground up to meet both the specific power requirements of premier A/V components and distinctive needs of A/V enthusiasts.

The APC engineered products will be available in North America through Rotel's specialty retailers and custom installers. APC will exhibit these and other APC A/V products at 2006 International CES from January 5 -8 in booth 26621 South Hall 2. For more information about APC and its other innovative audio/video solutions, please call 800 -877 -4080, or visit APC's Web site at

About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end -to -end solutions for real -time infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for network -critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure', its revolutionary architecture for on -demand data centers, as well as physical threat management products through the company's NetBotz division. These products and services help companies increase the availability and reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $1.7 billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

About Rotel
Rotel audio products are known worldwide for their quality, reliability, value, and above all, exceptional sound reproduction. Since 1961, Rotel has utilized the resources of its formidable international design team and has manufactured its products in its own sophisticated production facilities. Rotel proudly offers a complete range which has consistently received critical acclaim and coveted industry awards. With substantial investment in new technologies and manufacturing, Rotel is prepared to meet the challenges of an evolving specialty electronics marketplace.

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