American Power Conversion Introduces Feature -Rich C3 Power Filter for AV Environments

APC AV C3 Offers Advanced Power Protection and Isolated Noise Filtering for Complete Home Entertainment Systems for Less Than $100

LAS VEGAS - January 8, 2007 - American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC), a global leader in power availability solutions, today introduced the APC AV C3 Power Filter that delivers surge protection and isolated noise filtering to help eliminate power anomalies such as surges, spikes, or electro magnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) that threaten AV component hardware, signal integrity, and system availability.

APC designed the C3 Power Filter specifically for AV environments. It provides eight surge -protected and filtered outlets to ensure protection for all AV components. The unit also offers EMI/RFI noise filtering banks for digital, and high -current (amplifier, subwoofer) devices. Each bank is isolated to prevent noise from polluting other connected devices and it offers "best in class" surge protection with a less than 85 Volt let -through rating.
"APC has been very successful in bringing its legendary power engineering expertise to the AV market," said Joe Loberti, APC's vice president of Home and Distributed Systems. "With the continued growth of home entertainment systems and more sophisticated components such as plasma and LCD TVs, DLP projectors, high -end receivers, hi -def DVD players and media PCs, it's important that these devices are well protected from damaging surges and spikes. APC's complete line of power filters - the C2, C3, C5 and C10, all help ensure optimal audio and video performance, as well as protection of AC and datalines."

The C3 provides Gold Coax connections and phone jack surge protection that offer an additional safeguard for incoming signals on the dataline. Featuring an attractive and bold chassis in silver or black, the C3 uses high quality construction and materials that will complement any high performance AV system. The C3 carries safety certification from UL, FCC, and CSA. All of APC AV's C Type Power Filters including the new C3, offer an Equipment Protection Policy (EPP). If properly connected equipment is damaged due to the failure of the C3, APC will pay to repair or replace that equipment up to $150,000 (see policy for details).
Available in North America in the first quarter 2007, the C3 Power Filter carries an estimated resale price of $99.99. APC will exhibit this and its other APC AV products at the 2007 International CES from January 8 -11 in booth 21862 South Hall 1. 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 $2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2005, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company.

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