Tripp Lite Partners with Home Entertainment Source

Tripp Lite has entered into a distribution agreement with Home Entertainment Source.

Tripp Lite Partners with Home Entertainment Source

To Distribute Professional -Grade A/V Power Protection Products


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL (May 31, 2006) -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, has entered into a distribution agreement with the Home Entertainment Source (HES) buying group. Under this agreement, HES will distribute Tripp Lite's professional -grade audio/video UPS systems and power conditioning centers to its member dealers.

HES saves time and money for A/V specialty consumer electronics dealers by enabling them to purchase the products they need through its Expert Warehouses. "Tripp Lite will be a valuable partner for Home Entertainment Source, providing our members with unique power protection solutions," said HES General Manager Jim Ristow. "We're pleased to welcome them as a new supplier to the group."

"Tripp Lite's limited -distribution A/V power protection line is a perfect fit with the HES buying group concept," said Tripp Lite Executive Vice President Jim Folk. "These products are designed to benefit the dealer/installer by preserving the link to professional service and enhancing the overall quality and value of end -user installations. Distribution through HES makes these important benefits available to a large pool of specialty A/V dealers/installers."

Tripp Lite's professional -grade A/V power protection line includes three power conditioning centers, among them the award -winning HT500PC, plus seven 1U and 2U UPS systems. For more information on Tripp Lite's A/V Power Protection line, go to: http://www.tripplite.com/products/audiovideo

About Home Entertainment Source
Home Entertainment Source (HES) is the A/V specialty division of Brand Source, a $4 billion appliance group. A nonprofit organization with over 500 members, HES ranks as one of the CE industry's largest buying groups, with annual sales exceeding $1.2 billion.

About Tripp Lite
Enhanced service and industry -exclusive products have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 80 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 15 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, surge suppressors, line conditioners, power inverters, cables, connectivity products and network management accessories. 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 Web site: 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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