Staco Energy Products Unveils Industry-Firsts at NAB 2011 New Wireless Battery Monitoring System to be Demonstrated Live in Booth #C1110

March 21, 2011

Dayton, OH – Staco Energy Products Company will unveil several industry-firsts in booth #C1110 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, NV.   Among the new UPS products and services being introduced are the FirstLine® P family of parallelable three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), a Limited Time Free Battery Replacement Program, and the FirstLine® BMS – the industry’s first wireless battery monitoring system – which will be demonstrated  live on the show floor!  A remote First Line® P UPS, located in our Dayton, OH headquarters, will be remotely monitored live!  These industry-leading technologies and services are ideal for information technology (IT) applications such as those found within the broadcast arena’s highly digitized environment, especially to protect transmitter exciters and HD radio coders, monitoring, remote control and Emergency Alert Systems, links to remote programming sources via digital telephony, satellite, etc., as well as office computers, stand-alone computers and computer networks for audio playback, program scheduling and more. 

FirstLine® P Family of UPS Products

Staco Energy will present the FirstLine® P family of UPS products with two different models for 10 – 100 kVA applications and for 80 – 125 kVA applications.  FirstLine® P models boast efficiencies of up to 98%, while delivering maximum availability and flexibility. 

True on-line, double-conversion technology is achieved through IGBT and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) control, enabling delivery of a high input power factor of 0.99, and a low input current distortion of less than or equal to 3%.  Each compact and reliable UPS is covered by an industry-leading 2-year warranty and backed by a nationwide service program with optional preventive maintenance to lower cost of ownership.

FirstLine® P units can be run in parallel – up to 8 (N+1) for the 480VAC 80-125 kVA model, and up to 4 (N+1) for the 208VAC 10-100 kVA version.  This provides redundancy for mission critical applications yet requires no additional hardware.   All units are hot swappable, for maximum flexibility, availability and expandability.  Dual Bus System and Dynamic Dual Bus system configurations provide an efficient and reliable power source.  The FirstLine® P requires only front, top or bottom access, so it can be placed against a wall, minimizing its footprint.  Battery run times are best in class.

The IGBT-based rectifier solid-state technology reduces the impact of the UPS on the local supply and simplifies installation where there is limited power capacity in the form of available electrical supply rating or generator size.  Classified as a “Zero Impact Source”, the FirstLine® P provides a high input power factor of 0.99, a low input current distortion of less than or equal to 3%, and a power walk-in function that ensures progressive rectifier start-up.  It also performs as a high performance filter by protecting upstream power supply sources from any harmonics and reactive power generated by the loads power.

FirstLine® P models feature an output transformer with galvanic isolation (between the load and the battery supply) to provide greater versatility and installation options.  The UPS can be supplied from two separate power sources (main power and a second emergency standby source) which can increase the resilience of single or parallel system configurations. 

Free Battery Replacement Program is an Industry-First

Staco introduces the industry’s first free battery replacement program for their FirstLine® P Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for 10-125kVA applications.  Available for a limited time, this revolutionary program virtually guarantees a lower cost of ownership as it addresses the largest operating life-cycle management cost of UPS protection. 

“This tailored power solution addresses the unique needs of those in the IT environment” says Staco VP of Sales & Marketing Dave Kendall.  “Our FirstLine® P offers a superior battery management topology that keeps data centers operating with clean power without going to battery as often as other systems.  Other topologies revert to battery power more often – which drastically reduces battery life – and drives up operating costs.  When you’ve got a superior product you can make bold claims – and as an industry first, free battery replacement is truly a bold statement.”

Continuously Monitor UPS Batteries with FirstLine® BMS – the First Wireless Battery Monitoring System

The new wireless Staco FirstLine® BMS Battery Monitoring System will be demonstrated live on the show floor.  This unique technology continuously monitors UPS batteries and provides real-time information, ensuring that batteries are ready when needed to support mission critical functions.  Information is displayed through curves and bar graphs on the FirstLine ® BMS easy to read 6.4” LCD touch screen monitor.  This easy to install battery monitoring system measures and records critical elements including battery cell voltage, battery string voltage, battery string current, battery room temperature, battery cell impedance, as well as battery terminal temperature.  Armed with this critical battery status information, managers can ensure that capacity conditions are continually met as well as the permanent availability of high quality energy.  Because it is wireless, the FirstLine ® BMS easily integrates into existing applications, can be installed in half the time with less cost than traditional, wired battery monitoring systems.        

Real-time status is compared to battery configuration settings and network parameter settings, with deviations recorded in an events log and used to trigger e-mail or dry contact alarms.   With a battery monitoring system, users can schedule battery replacement at convenient times, and ensure that the system is fully charged and operational for peak or high-demand occasions.  Advanced communications capabilities allows Staco FirstLine ® BMS to proactively monitor all UPS batteries, especially those in mission critical areas like data centers, computer rooms, network closets, healthcare environments, assembly lines, life safety systems, and more.

“FirstLine ® BMS is an excellent complement to our battery management programs inherent with the FirstLine UPS Family” said Staco Marketing Manager Jim Hall.  “Batteries are the workhorses of the UPS so knowing their status at all times is essential for critical environments.  Now customers can act at the first sign of trouble – and keep their systems operating at full capacity.  With FirstLine® BMS, customers have a complete power protection system. 

Power Protection With a Powerful Write-Off

Staco FirstLine ® UPS products, including the new BMS Battery Management System, are designed to lower the total cost of UPS protection, and provide a higher return on investment.  These products comply with the standards set forth in the Tax Relief Act of 2010 (which is extended through 2011) that allows 100% write off of equipment purchases in calendar year 2011, further enhancing their economic attractiveness.

To prove their understanding of the value of technology, Staco will demonstrate these new products and technologies in booth #C1110.  Visitors can register to win an Apple iPad 2.0.

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   For more than 70 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Component Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  For more information, visit www.stacoenergy.com, call 866-261-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH  45403, or e-mail to sales@stacoenergy.com.