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April 28, 2022

Lighting Expert Cautions Landscape Lighting Professionals Against Premature Use of LED’s.

Landscape lighting expert, David Beausoleil, issued a public statement today drawing attention to the industry’s latest innovation, Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). His concern is that landscape lighting professionals will begin replacing industry-standard incandescent and halogen lamps with LED’s before these new lamps have been standardized and proven.

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- Landscape lighting expert, David Beausoleil, issued a public statement today drawing attention to the industry’s latest innovation, Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s). His concern is that landscape lighting professionals will begin replacing industry-standard incandescent and halogen lamps with LED’s before these new lamps have been standardized and proven.

Mr. Beausoleil, an instructor at Rutgers University and founder of Cast Lighting, expresses his concern, “While LED lamps have great potential as an energy efficient, long-lasting light source in outdoor lighting applications, there are many problems with models currently available. The main issues are heat build-up, poor color rendition, undeveloped optics and a lack of quality standards. These new lamps have been rushed to market before all the bugs have been worked out. Landscape lighting professionals that use LED’s are risking their reputations since the lamps may not perform as desired and prematurely burn out.”

LED’s are miniature electronic lamps used for many years as indicator lights in computers and electrical devices. Their small size, long life and energy efficiency make them ideal for these applications. Recent research has broadened their use to include bright light sources in flashlights, street signs and brake lights on cars. Since individual LED’s are relatively dim, they are grouped in bundles to achieve a greater intensity of light. These new higher-output devices have pushed the limits of the technology and have yet to make significant inroads as dependable bright light sources in architectural lighting.

Despite the early stage of development, LED products dominated the recent Light Fair Conference held in New York City. This yearly industry event is the largest forum of lighting manufacturers in the world. LED versions of all commonly used incandescent lamps were found in many booths – most of them from Asian companies. In contrast to these offerings, LED researchers in pre-conference workshops explained in great detail the manufacturing obstacles that have yet to be overcome. Their best-guess estimate for when LED’s would be ready as bright light sources was 2 to 3 years.

Emphasizing the need for caution, Mr Beausoleil stated, “The early years of landscape lighting were plagued by poorly manufactured products. Because of this, lighting systems were failing prematurely and reputations were damaged. It’s taken many years for our industry to mature and for the products to reach a high level of quality. Lamp quality is especially important; my company, Cast Lighting, offers over 30 models of lamps, each of them precisely manufactured to achieve the patterns and intensities essential for the palette of the landscape lighting designer. When LED’s reach this level of sophistication, then we will offer them, too – but that’s a few years down the road.”

About David Beausoleil
David Beausoleil, Founder and President of Cast Lighting, LLC., is widely recognized as a leading authority on Landscape Lighting design and installation. He founded Cast Lighting with the intention of providing the highest quality products and training at prices affordable to the small business owner. Through his courses at Rutgers and hands-on trainings conducted across the country, thousands of landscape professionals, designers and architects have launched landscape lighting businesses. Information about Cast Lighting can be found at www.cast-lighting.com.

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Warm Air Hand Driers for Washrooms Changing Colours

Airdri, one of the world's leading manufacturers of warm air hand dryers, has reported a significant trend towards stainless steel cased driers in chromed or brushed finish.

(PRWEB) April 27, 2022 -- Airdri, one of the world's leading manufacturers of warm air hand driers, has reported a significant trend towards stainless steel cased driers in chromed or brushed finish.

John Curzon, Airdri’s General Manager, said, “During the nineties we saw the trend for many differing coloured finishes to suit the individual washroom decor, and logo branded products were in demand, too. Now, we’re seeing demand grow significantly for stainless steel driers with brushed or chromed finish which gives a hygienic look to the washroom. In fact, we’re seeing sales grow by more than 25 percent across the range as businesses realise the benefits of utilising warm air driers.”

Manufactured in the UK, there is a choice of models that dry the hands or face as fast as 20 seconds. All Airdri’s products are designed to last, and the extremely robust heavy duty casing on the popular “Classic” range is vandal resistant.

A fully automatic version with an infra-red sensor system offers the ultimate in hygiene and eliminates the risks of cross infection completely. By detecting the presence of hands under the air outlet, the sensor automatically switches the drier on. The drier switches itself off automatically a few seconds after hands are removed. As an alternative, manual versions incorporating the latest technology touch controls are also available.

The range has been designed using proven motor, fan and heater assemblies in a stylish and exceptionally durable die-cast aluminium housing or superior vitreous enamelled cast iron cover. The result is a drier that offers exceptional quality and value, requiring the minimum of maintenance.

Airdri's Classic was used in a Life Cycle Analysis study by independent research organisation, Environmental Resources Management, which concluded that the use of hand driers results in a smaller environmental footprint than the use of paper towels.

For more information please contact: Airdri Ltd., Technology House, Oakfield Estate, Eynsham, Oxford, OX29 4AQ, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 882330, Fax: +44 (0) 1865 881647. Web: http://www.airdri.com

Press information from: Neil Marshall, Marshall Jennings PR Limited, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)118 988 0288 Fax: +44 (0)118 988 0388 Web: http://www.mjpr.com

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April 26, 2022

Lighting Systems and Home Automation: Lutron HomeWorks with HomeServe

Home lighting automation uses radio frequency in lieu of traditional wiring shedding light on expanded possibilities for lighting control systems.

(PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Imagine that everywhere there is a light, you have the ability to control it, precisely and elegantly – on, off, or anywhere in between. Think about how you use your light during the day. You may prefer the light softer in the morning and brighter for tasks such as putting on makeup and choosing your wardrobe.


HomeWorks lighting systems offer infinite variations of light levels to set a mood, to guide you from one place to another, to add a highlight or low light to any part of your day. A HomeWorks owner will tell you that once you’ve experienced total home lighting control, you’ll never again settle for the limitations of on and off.

HomeWorks can also be a major part of your home security system. As you pull up to the house, no matter what the hour, you can rest assured. Just touch your HomeWorks car visor remote and the lights at key entry points inside the house, as well as outside each entrance, turn on brightly.

The HomeWorks lighting system, once reserved only for new homes, can now be part of any primary residence, luxury apartment, vacation home, or even yacht.

Technological advancements open the possibility for installations in older and historic homes as well as simple add-ons to existing homes or renovations. These advancements offer an unprecedented level of convenience and simplicity of installation, revolutionizing the notion of total home lighting control systems.

A slew of companies offer lighting control, but none matches the versatility of Lutron’s HomeWorks Interactive. The name is not new, but HomeServe, the latest component, enhances the system’s flexibility by integrating for the first time wired and wireless control. In structures already wired with HomeWorks, an installer can use HomeServe to increase or upgrade the system’s capabilities to incorporate a new home theater or expand existing lighting scenes in the kitchen, for example.

HomeWorks uses traditional wiring when it is feasible, but instead of an installer’s having to tear into walls for upgrades and additions, the system uses radio frequencies in lieu of wires. HomeServe also works with Lutron’s popular vacation mode, which automatically records what lights you use and when. Then, when you are away, it replicates usage patterns based on the previous day, week, or longer.

For more information contact Morgan Metcalfe at Bonded Electric (www.bondedelectric.com)310-636-1060 a HomeWorks Elite independent distributor, dealer and installer who sells and installs Lutron products but are not Lutron's agents.

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Electrophysics® Unveils Breakthrough Thermography Camera Highlighted by Cutting Edge Industrial Design

HotShot combines high performance and best in class ergonomic design in a cost-effective line of thermographic cameras.

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) April 26, 2022 -- Focused on developing innovative infrared imaging cameras, Electrophysics is proud to introduce HotShot. HotShot represents a paradigm shift in thermography camera design and is an entirely new concept in industrial inspection data collection. HotShot is the world’s first thermography camera with an advanced ergonomic design, integrated data logger functionality and icon-based user interface. The camera was designed specifically for industrial inspection of high voltage electrical systems, production machinery and buildings. HotShot features a unique articulating thermal camera head that enables framing of electrical and mechanical systems from floor level to overhead while maintaining an optimal viewing angle and hand position, even when operating in tight spaces.


HotShot integrates a high performance microbolometer infrared sensor that delivers sharp, highly sensitive thermal images. It’s easy-to-use joystick control and 3.5” LCD touch screen with on screen control buttons, facilitates the identification of inspection point locations, incident information and observation details that can later be automatically incorporated into reports. A Compact Flash accessory port provides an industry standard interface for a wide range of existing and future accessory devices including a visible camera, CF memory cards, a WiFi card and a miniature hands-free viewfinder. The USB port and active sync provides an easy method for downloading data to a computer.

“During the early phases of our product development, we interviewed a large number of thermography camera users to learn what they wanted in a next generation camera. Responses were centered around making the user interface more intuitive and automating the methods of getting field information into reports,” said Chris Alicandro, Director of Sales for Electrophysics. “While a number of companies have focused on point-and-shoot cameras without the capability of data entry in the field, Electrophysics focused on a design that incorporated data capture routines and a tightly integrated report generation software program. Users also stated that they wanted much lighter weight systems that they could operate for longer periods of time on a single battery charge. Weighing less than 1.8 lbs and featuring a low-power design that will run for 4 hours on a single charge, the HotShot delivers a high level of power in a very lightweight housing,” concluded Alicandro.

Several HotShot models are available featuring application-specific software, extended object temperature ranges, as well as accessories, including both wide angle and telephoto optics. The base model features a temperature range from –20° to 350°C with +2% accuracy and an IP-54 environmental rating. The HotShot is also designed for field upgrades and customers will be able to upload new software as new features are added.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced thermal imaging, near infrared and night vision systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

For additional information and full specifications, please visit the HotShot product page at www.electrophysics.com

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April 25, 2022

MultiTest – A New Range of Tension and Compression Test Frames

A particularly cost-effective method for evaluating quality of manufactured products, components or materials is by measuring response to applied tensile or compressive loads. Mecmesin has announced the launch of ‘MultiTest’ a range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing in industrial quality control laboratories.

(PRWEB) April 25, 2022 -- Mecmesin has launched ‘MultiTest’ a comprehensive new range of motorised test stands for tension and compression testing. A system based upon one of these stands, a force gauge or loadcell, and appropriate fixtures and accessories can be used to measure:


- ‘pull-off’ resistance of crimped electrical connectors
- peel strength of induction-sealed foils and adhesive films or labels
- characteristic forces and deflections of switches and keypads
- top-load strength of bevcans, PET bottles and other containers
- insertion and withdrawal forces of connectors, fasteners, blades/needles – or corks
- performance of compression springs, tension springs and spring assemblies

The basic MultiTest range, with a suitable capacity BFG (Basic Force Gauge) or AFG (Advanced Force Gauge) forms the basis of a budget-priced system where a single maximum force needs to be captured. Such a system would, for example, be ideal for capturing: the failure force of a crimped electrical joint, the force to initiate peeling or tearing of a seal, sliding of a film, or the collapse of a container. MultiTest systems with a frame capacity of 1000N or 2500N are available.

The MultiTest–x range feature console-controlled machines, with load, displacement and crosshead speed being displayed. System features include: dynamic zeroing, running to load, length, time or break, loadholding and averaging. A facility for creating simple programs, with up to five test routines being stored is also provided. Such a system is particularly suitable for testing: springs, plastics, rubbers, elastomers. A MultiTest-x system can be used in environments unsuitable for a PC. MultiTest-x systems with a load capacity of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N are available.

The MultiTest-i range can be fully-controlled by Mecmesin’s powerful, flexible and user-friendly ‘Emperor’ software. Quality engineers and packaging technologists will find this materials testing system particularly useful for developing sophisticated test procedures and analyses to suit their particular requirements. MultiTest-i systems are available with load capacities of 1000N, 2500N and 5000N.

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Used IT Equipment Disposition Specialist Urges Companies to Plan for Proper E-Waste Disposal to Protect Environment

Market Velocity, the only provider of a full service solution to help companies trade-in, donate or recycle used IT equipment joins more than 12,000 organizations in 174 countries today to celebrate Earth Day, 2005.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) April 22, 2022 -- Market Velocity, the only provider of a full service solution to help companies trade-in, donate or recycle used IT equipment joins more than 12,000 organizations in 174 countries today to celebrate Earth Day, 2005. The theme of this year’s Earth Day celebration is "Protecting Our Children and Our Future" and that fits hand in glove with Market Velocity’s mission says Frank X. Dalton, Market Velocity chief executive officer.

"Electronic waste is the fastest growing element of the entire waste stream and poses a significant threat to our environment unless individuals and corporations are committed to disposing of used products wisely," says Dalton.

Market Velocity helps equipment manufacturers develop and implement customer programs for trading in, donating or recycling used IT equipment. The Market Velocity solution manages all business processes, returns, payments and tax credits making it easier for equipment manufacturers to offer customers appropriate options for equipment disposal.

"Any one of the three options helps our environment today and protects it for our children," says Dalton, but he also points out that by donating equipment, companies can help disadvantaged families or children in other ways. "There is a need for millions of used computers in schools and non-profit organizations that serve children, families and other citizens. Companies can maximize their investments in IT while helping others by donating used equipment."

About Market Velocity
Market Velocity, the industry's trade-in expert, helps computer manufacturers, telecommunications equipment providers, end-users, distributors and value-added resellers get maximum value from used equipment by offering the only full service solution for trade-in, donation and EPA-approved recycling programs with the industry's highest standards for privacy and data erasure. Market Velocity develops and maintains trade-in web sites, processes returns and payments, provides comprehensive business intelligence reporting and has a vast network of remarketing partners that ensures competitive prices for used assets. Major equipment manufacturers and thousands of their customers rely on Market Velocity to help accelerate the purchase of new technology by maximizing returns on previous investments. For more information, visit www.marketvelocity.com. ;

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Market Velocity, Inc.
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April 21, 2022

Inpro/Seal Revises Its Introduction to Bearing Isolators Literature to Make it Even More Valuable to Plant Maintenance People

This is a reference, written by the inventor of the product and is worded in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2022 -- Inpro/Seal Company has announced a revision to its highly successful brochure, “Introduction to Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Valuable Information
Authored by David C. Orlowski, well known for his knowledge of bearings, bearing protection and tribilogy, the literature is a valuable source of information and useful tool to anyone involved in the management, maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) of motors, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls, pumps and other types of rotating equipment used in industrial/process plants.

Authored by Industry Expert
President and founder of Inpro/Seal Company, Orlowski has spent the last 41+ years working on ways to enhance and extend the service life of rotating equipment. In 1977, he received patent protection (#4,022,479) for the bearing isolator. (He also invented the term “bearing isolator” in the process.) In addition, he holds more than 40 other isolator related patents, some of which go out until 2018 and longer.

Importance of Research and Feedback
According to Orlowski, “For over 27 years Inpro/Seal has never stopped developing ways to help companies increase productivity and improve their bottom line. To this end, our manufacturing complex is the largest of its kind in the world devoted to the engineering, research, improvement, testing and manufacture of bearing isolators.”

Orlowski continued, “A very important aspect of our new technologies is direct end user feedback. Last year, we completed a two-year end-user based research project that was conducted on a market-by-market, application-by-application analysis. The end result of this research was that end users wanted to know a lot more about bearing isolators. “

“Whether they used bearing isolators or not, whether or not they read our literature or advertising messages, the majority of the respondents simply stated that they wanted to know more about the basics of the product. As a direct result of this research, we developed a brochure, “Introduction To Bearing Isolators, A short lesson in bearing isolation”.

Orlowski concluded by saying that, “Based on feedback, request and need, we have revised our reference to include additional technical information, artwork and drawings. It represents a major investment on our part to inform end users how bearing isolators eliminate the root cause of rotating and related equipment failure - moisture, dirt and abrasives contaminating the bearing environment.”

Unique Reference
What makes this reference unique is that it is written by the inventor of the product in easy to understand language. It includes important and useful information on the evolution of the bearing isolator, including: how and why it was invented; how it works; how and why contact seals fail in a short period of time; how to eliminate catastrophic failure; how to reduce power consumption in rotating equipment; costs; maintenance; configurations and much more.

What is a Bearing Isolator
A bearing isolator is a non-contact, non-wearing, permanent bearing protection device. It has a rotor and a stator, and the two are unitized, so that they don’t separate from one another while in use. Typically, the rotor turns with a rotating shaft, while the stator is pressed into a bearing housing. The two components interact to keep contamination out of the bearing enclosure and the lubricant in.

Inpro/Seal protected bearings have been known to run 150,000 hours (17 years) or more, eliminating the need for continual maintenance and repair. Documented cases show that a plant can easily double the mean-time-between failure (MTBF) and reduce maintenance costs by at least half, with users reporting an extremely high ROI (Return On Investment). Bearing isolators are installed by OEM’s, retrofitted on existing equipment or specified by end users. Approximately 1.6 million have been installed and most are still in operation in process plants around the world.

Inpro/Seal Products
Recent developments include: the only product that protects rolling element bearings on paper machines from the wet end to the dry end; IEEE-841 motors that use bearing isolators as part of their specification and set the standard for motor bearing protection; the VBX-H Series that protects machine tool spindle bearings from coolant, chips, humidity and heat; the OM 32 that optimizes oil mist applications by eliminating stray emissions, environmental and housekeeping issues; and the Air Mizer™- PS, a dry sealing system provides a positive seal in applications where dry particulates, powders and bulk solids are handled, processed, packaged and stored.

About Inpro/Seal
Inpro/Seal Company is the originator and the number one manufacturer of bearing isolators, used to protect motor and pump bearings, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls and many other types of rotating equipment. Additional applications include the handling, processing, packing and storage of dry particulates, powders and bulk solids.

As the recognized global leader in bearing isolator technology, Inpro products are marketed to the petroleum, refining, nuclear, power generation, metalworking, food processing, grain processing, chemical, water, wastewater treatment, metalworking, automotive, hydrocarbon processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, mineral, ore processing and general industrial markets around the world.

To receive a copy of – “Introduction to Bearing Isolators”, contact: Inpro/Seal Company, P.O. Box 3940, Rock Island, Illinois 61204. Phone numbers are: (800) 447-0524 or (309) 787-4971. Fax number is: (309) 787-6114. Website: www.inpro-seal.com or www.bearingisolators.com

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April 19, 2022

100 Grms HALT/HASS Vibration System is New Technology Breakthrough

Allegan, Michigan, (PR WEB) April 16, 2022 - Hanse Environmental, Inc. announces a new technological breakthrough with their new HALT/HASS vibration systems. The invention doubles the available six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) vibration force from the general industry specification of 50 Grms to 100 Grms. This allows larger product loads to be tested for reliability and/or production screening while markedly reducing air consumption per Grms.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2022 -- This invention, U.S. Patent Pending, will mean that manufactures of electronic products will be able to shorten time to market of new products and improve production throughput. Prior to this, Highly Accelerated Life tests (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) were limited by the weight of products tested. HALT is used by manufactures to develop reliable robust products. HASS is used in production to screen out early life defects.

The Hanse 6Dof Vibration system consists of a specially designed table with pneumatic actuators underneath. The system can generated up to 100 Grms over a frequency range of 5 to 10,000 Hz in three axes and rotational about each axis. Eight standard models are available ranging from 1 to 36 square feet.

For HALT and HASS testing the vibration systems are installed in specially designed environmental chambers capable of temperature change rates of 70°C per minute. The chambers have a temperature range from –65 to 200°C. More information is available at: http://www.hanse-environmental.com

For 15 years Hanse has been a global supplier of Environmental Stress Systems, HALT/HASS, specialized environmental chambers, environmental processing systems, and six-degree-of-freedom vibration systems. Hanse has concentrated on their engineering efforts to continually improve their products. The result is system performance that leapfrogs the industry as witnessed by this new invention.

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Fuji Novel Batteries “Reverse Current Protection” Protects Electronic Devices From Harm -- The Only Batteries to Offer this Superior Feature

Fuji Novel Batteries, one of the largest manufacturers of batteries for portable electronics and digital cameras worldwide, is pleased to offer a specially engineered “reverse current protection” feature in its Fuji Novel D-Size and C-Size alkaline batteries. This feature actually blocks the completion of negative-to-negative current in batteries that are connected in series, thereby virtually eliminating potential damage and premature discharge from reverse current in incorrectly installed batteries.

(PRWEB) April 18, 2022 -- Fuji Novel Batteries, one of the largest manufacturers of batteries for portable electronics and digital cameras worldwide, is pleased to offer a specially engineered “reverse current protection” feature in its Fuji Novel D-Size and C-Size alkaline batteries. This feature actually blocks the completion of negative-to-negative current in batteries that are connected in series, thereby virtually eliminating potential damage and premature discharge from reverse current in incorrectly installed batteries.


To prevent the possibility of two negative terminals from touching each other if they are improperly inserted, Fuji Novel LR20 (D size) and LR14 (C size) alkaline batteries have specially-designed resin protrusions on their negative face to ensure that negative-to-negative contact is incomplete, and therefore no current conduction can occur. This feature prevents both the inadvertent and the deliberate installation of batteries where both negative terminals can touch, which, at worst, can send a potentially harmful surge into the device.

“We are very pleased to once again lead the industry by providing this reverse current protection in our C and D-Size Alkaline batteries – the batteries most likely to be connected in series, and therefore, in greatest need of protection,” noted Russ Bongiorno, Vice President of Marketing at Fuji Novel Batteries. “Fuji Novel has been an innovator and a pioneer in the battery marketplace for decades. The reverse current protection innovation is just another example of the forward thinking that we bring to the industry.”

All Fuji Novel Alkaline batteries offer superior performance characteristics. Today's portable consumer electronic products like digital cameras and MP3 players are more sophisticated and require more power. As today's high-tech handheld electronics incorporate higher-speed digital processing, their hunger for battery power grows dramatically. Therefore the demands on portable power sources, especially Alkaline batteries, are skyrocketing.

State-of-the-art techniques and materials enable Fuji Novel to produce batteries of the highest quality and longest life to meet the needs of today’s consumer electronic devices. Through the use of an innovative technology that incorporates an advanced cathode material with more electrolytes in its Alkaline batteries, Fuji Novel ushered in a new era of high performance portable power. In fact, recent independent tests conducted by the ACTS Testing Laboratory, showed that Fuji Novel AA batteries outlasted recognized battery brands.

Fuji Novel meets the highest manufacturing standards, ensuring superior product performance worldwide. All Fuji Novel batteries undergo rigorous quality control tests that ensure exceptional operation and superior consistency, providing outstanding value for consumers every hour of every day in a myriad of portable power uses all over the world.

For over 50 years, Fuji Novel Batteries has been recognized as a market leader and innovator in the hyper-competitive battery industry. Fuji Novel pioneered the launch of Carbon Zinc battery technology in 1950, and was first to develop and market a line of Manganese batteries, launching the product line in 1969. An environmentally-conscious company, Fuji Novel was the first battery manufacturer to produce 100% Mercury Free Formula and Cadmium-free batteries. Fuji Novel manufacturers and markets batteries under its own internationally-recognized brand, and is the leading manufacturer of private-label batteries worldwide.

For more information about Fuji Novel Batteries, visit their Website at www.fujinovelbatteries.com, or in North America, call toll free at 800-224-3854.

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April 17, 2022

“Competitive Edge” to Feature Castle Creations

Castle Creations is the leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art lightweight electronics for RC (radio controlled) models of aircraft, boats and cars.

(PRWEB) April 16, 2022 -- Castle Creations is the leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art lightweight electronics for RC (radio controlled) models of aircraft, boats and cars. The product line includes electronic speed controllers for brushed and brushless motors in aircraft, helicopters and marine applications. They also custom design controllers for medical, industrial, robotic and military applications.

Castle Creations is owned by Patrick Del Castillo, and the focus of his designs is small and lightweight state of the art technology. Castle Creations was founded after the invention of it’s first speed controller in 1997. In late 2004 Castle Creations acquired the Berg receiver company. The Berg receiver line is now owned by Castle Creations and will be manufactured in the U.S.A. They are committed to providing the RC community with top quality cost-efficient products.

Castle Creations products are sold by dealers worldwide, and are also distributed through Horizon Hobbies, and Great Planes retailers. All products come with a one-year manufacturers’ warranty. Even if a product is past its warranty date, it can still be repaired at the factory for a small charge. Most repairs will take only a few days in the repair shop. Old speed controls retain their value, and updateability, and should never be thrown away.

Castle Creations products come with an instruction manual that gives specific installation instructions, programming instructions, and a trouble-shooting guide. Their website also features downloadable manuals for all their products. There is also a page to download software that can be used to operate with the Phx-Link interface adapter to not only update the software on the controller, but also to easily change it’s settings. Castle Creations products feature the latest hardware component and software technology, but are extremely easy to use for any person who operates radio controlled models.

For more information, see www.castlecreations.com.

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April 15, 2022

KUA Wins Three International Communication Awards

A Crystal Award of Excellence was awarded to Kissimmee Utility Authority for its 28-page energy conservation guide. Awards of Distinction were presented to the utility for its 2004 hurricane handbook and 2004 annual report.

Kissimmee, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), Florida's sixth largest community-owned electric utility, has received three awards in the 2005 Communicator Awards.

The Communicator Awards is an international awards program that honors excellence in printed communications. Entries are judged by communications professionals who look for companies and individuals whose work meets a high standard of excellence and serves as a benchmark for their respective industries. There were 5,078 entries received from throughout the United States and several foreign countries in this year's competition.

A Crystal Award of Excellence was awarded to KUA for its 28-page energy conservation guide. Awards of Distinction were presented to the utility for its 2004 hurricane handbook and 2004 annual report.

Other notable winners this year included Amazon.com, The Boeing Company, Costco Wholesale, Mayo Clinic, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Postal Service and Wells Fargo.

KUA has earned 165 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, events and publications since 1995.

Founded in 1901, KUA provides electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Creative Materials Announces Expansion

New lab space, new sales reps to serve increasing customer demands for custom materials.

Tyngsboro, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2022 -- Creative Materials Inc. has recently expanded its research and development laboratory located in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, and hired six new sales representatives in North America. The laboratory is used to custom formulate conductive adhesives, coatings and inks, as well as encapsulants, used in applications for the microelectronics, biotechnology, electronics, electrical, medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace/defense markets. Current R&D; projects include developing new materials for RFID technology, Department of Defense applications and medical research devices.

By working closely with customers, Creative Materials reduces the time it takes for a manufacturer to develop a new product from prototype to full-scale production. Sales representatives have been added to provide local customer support in the following territories: Ontario, Canada; Florida and Puerto Rico; Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Western Wisconsin; Michigan; Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

“We are pleased to add representation in key areas of North America, because the closer we get to the customer, the better we can support and serve them,” said Ron Lilly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We continue looking for experienced sales reps in the Midwest, Northwest and Southeastern states other than Florida.”

“With our new lab, we can support our customers’ growing spectrum of applications, and respond quickly to their inquiries. This will give us the opportunity to explore new technologies,” said Victor Borges, manager of technical services. “If a customer needs a new material formulation to build their product, we can make it, or we can reformulate one of our 1,000 plus existing products.”

Creative Materials has built a reputation for excellence in quality and consistency of its products. “When we make a product, it’s the same every time,” Borges said. “Our customers’ success depends upon our consistency. I am very pleased with our new laboratory because it provides my team with the space and equipment we need to do excellent work.”


About Creative Materials, Inc.
Creative Materials, Inc. develops and markets specialty chemical products to customers world-wide. Founded in 1986, Creative Materials has its headquarters and production facilities in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Products from Creative Materials are used to manufacture electronic components for automobiles, computers, keyboards, and cell phones; medical electrodes and medical instruments; heating equipment; and aerospace devices. Creative Materials offers more than 1000 product formulations, and is ISO 9001 certified. For additional information please visit http://www.creativematerials.com/.

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April 11, 2022

New Low Cost Pure Sine Backup System Has Integrated Charger

Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the GP-I-3000C Series of Inverters. These 3000 watt inverters deliver pure sine wave power and include UPS and an integrated charger making them great backup systems for many applications. Pure sine wave output power enables these inverters to better handle sensitive loads and improves AC equipment performance.


Designed specifically for backup power applications in mobile systems, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are available in 12V or 24V configurations and in 115 or 230V AC output versions--with PFC on the AC input. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters deliver very low EMI to have minimal affect on other onboard equipment which, along with their high power density and rugged construction, makes them ideal for even the most extreme mobile environments. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverter outputs are adjustable and fully regulated to 1.5% or better. Common applications include recreational, marine, industrial, military, and general backup power systems.

GP-I-3000C Series Inverters feature true sine wave output with high speed transfer switch, a built-in 3-stage battery charger with adaptive charging technology, and a secondary charger regulator for direct PV Array input. All GP-I-3000C Series Inverters also feature temperature compensated charging voltage, state-of-the-art remote sensing, integrated low voltage battery cutoff, and overload/temperature/reverse polarity/short circuit protection. Packaged in 350 x 450 x 730 mm (h x w x d) modules, GP-I-3000C Series Inverters provide a low profile and space savings. A highly efficient standby circuit is standard and works with all loads. Also standard is a built in remote controller port, aluminum chassis for harsh environments, and a compact, simple mounting scheme. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters operate at 85 - 90% efficiency and have an operating temperature range of 0°C to +50°C.

Mechanical and electrical modifications to standard Schaefer products are available and Schaefer can design and manufacture fully customized solutions. GP-I-3000C Series Inverters are priced at $1204 ea. at 100 pieces with significant OEM quantity discounts available, Delivery is 8-10 Weeks ARO.

For further information, please contact Sue Gillogly at Schaefer, Inc., 200 Butterfield Drive, Ashland, MA 01721. Tel: 508/881-7330 Fax: 508/231-0861

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ATP Begins Productions of Lead-Free “Green” Memory Products - Environmentally-Friendly RoHS Compliant Flash Memory Cards and DRAM Modules

ATP Electronics Inc., a premium manufacturer of high performance and quality memory products, today announced it has begun productions of RoHS compliant products. All ATP flash memory cards (SD, MMC, miniSD, RS-MMC) are fully RoHS compliant and are shipping immediately, with DRAM modules to achieve full compliance by end of 2005. SGS GROUP, a world-renowned testing and certification organization, performed ATP RoHS compliance tests.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2022 -- RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is European Union's (EU) directive (2002/95/EC), or “Green” specification. As of July 1, 2006, the RoHS directive will require the removal of six hazardous substances, including lead, from all electronic products shipped into the EU. A product is considered to be RoHS compliant if the maximum concentration value is up to 0.1% by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB and PBDE, and is up to 0.01% by weight in homogeneous materials for cadmium.


By offering RoHS-compliant products well in advance of the July 2006 deadline set by EU, ATP shows the commitment to its OEM and channel partners to deliver products that are not only of high quality and performance, but also meets the strict environmental policies set by legislation. This enables its partners to integrate ATP’s best-in-class memory products into their supply chains without any non-compliance issues.

"The intention of ATP pro-actively going through the RoHS compliance qualification process is not only to comply with future standards," said Tim Hsieh, president of ATP. "We are taking a leadership position to promote these very important initiatives and to follow environmentally responsible practices. The fact that we can deliver lead-free “Green” products without any performance or quality compromises is an added benefit to our partners and customers. This practice is also at the core of ATP’s corporate culture,"

For more information on ATP memory products and services, please visit www.atpinc.com

About ATP
Founded in 1991, ATP (Advanced Technology & Packaging) Electronics, Inc. is a recognized leading manufacturer of high capacity flash digital media solutions as well as top quality memory module products. With strictly regulated ISO 9001-2000, RoHS (Green) certified facilities and advanced technologies in memory packaging, flash card designs, testing and qualification, ATP differentiates itself from the competition with its highly durable flash cards, which offer protection from water/moisture, dust, static discharge, and extreme temperatures. High Speed, Weather Proof and Dependable Storage. ATP’s latest flash products feature 2GB SD and MMC, as well as 1GB miniSD, RS-MMC and Dual-Voltage (DV) RS-MMC. For more information on ATP memory products, visit http://www.atpinc.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

Press Contact: Daphne Jang
TEL: 408-732-5859 Fax: 408-732-5055

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April 08, 2022

Modbus Web Gateway Now Supporting Logging, Alarms By Email, SMS etc

The product makes it possible to monitor Modbus data on web pages inside the Gateway. Now support for 200 data points. Alarms by email and SMS. data logging of Modbus data, 2 digital inputs, Modbus TCP (to connect to SCADA systems and PLC’s) etc.

Halmstad, Sweden (PRWEB) April 8, 2022 -- IntelliCom, is proud to announce a major software upgrade for the NetBiter® webSCADA Modbus Gateway.

The product makes it possible to monitor Modbus data on web pages inside the Gateway. Connect Modbus devices and select data of your choice on the configuration web pages. Then you are able to view the configured data on the built-in web pages automatically without writing a single line HTML.
- No Windows tools or HTML editors are required
- No licenses or royalties

This is a major software upgrade to the product that gives the product the following features:
- Support for 200 data points.
- Alarms by email and SMS.
- Data logging of Modbus data
- 2 digital inputs
- Modbus TCP (to connect to SCADA systems and PLC’s)
- Saving of configuration, backup of software.
- Uploading of pictures for better overview of the installation.
- 10/100 Mbit Ethernet.
- Supports up to 250 Modbus Slaves.
- Very simple and straight-forward configuration.

More information here: http://www.intellicom.se/eg_webscada_modbus.shtml?17

About IntelliCom Innovation AB
IntelliCom Innovation AB (www.intellicom.se) is a leading company in Scandinavia who develops products and solutions for embedded web/Ethernet applications, M2M, Remote Device Management and protocol converters. We offer more than 30 products supporting Ethernet, Modbus, GSM/GPRS, LonWorks, Metasys, Profibus, CAN etc Our customers are represented all over the world, such as Hitachi (Japan), Rockwell (USA) and Schneider (France).

Press contact
Henrik Ebeklint
Managing director
+46(0)35-17 29 92

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April 06, 2022

ATP Announces Industrial Grade SD Cards - Ruggedized SD Memory Cards to Endure Extreme Temperatures, Shock and Vibration in Harsh Environments

ATP Electronics Inc., a premium manufacturer of digital flash media products, today announced a new line of highly durable and reliable Industrial Grade SD (SecureDigital) Flash Cards. ATP Industrial Grade SD Cards are designed for demanding Industrial applications such as military, automotive, marine navigation, aviation, and manufacturing, where mission critical data requires the highest level of reliability, durability, and data integrity.

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- SD memory cards, widely used today in mobile devices such as digital cameras, PDA and mobile phones, are increasingly being deployed in industrial applications to operate under harsh conditions, as systems integrators discover new uses for this small size, durable, high capacity solid-state memory storage cards.


ATP Industrial Grade SD Cards are designed to withstand a storage temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and an operating temperature range of at least -25 to 85 degrees Celsius. In addition, ATP’s SIP (System-In-Packaging) manufacturing process hermetically encapsulates all exposed components to ensure the cards are waterproof, shockproof, and ESD (electro-static discharge) proof. Furthermore, ATP industrial strength cards have a MTBF rating of over 2 million hours, and performance rating of 10MB/s.

“The decision for ATP to introduce industrial grade SD cards was a natural extension given our existing commitment and reputation for building high quality and performance flash memory cards. All ATP Industrial Grade SD cards are constructed using best-in-class components with enhanced error correction function and wear leveling algorithm. This combines with our advanced SIP manufacturing process results in a consistent, highly durable, reliable and enhanced performance product”, said Danny Lin, ATP VP of Sales and Marketing.

ATP Industrial Grade SD cards are immediately available with capacities ranging from 32MB up to 2GB, including special capacities such as 384MB, 768MB, 1.28GB, 1.54GB. The entire ATP Industrial Grade SD lineup is fully FCC and CE certified as well as RoHs/Green package compliant.

About ATP
Founded in 1991, ATP (Advanced Technology & Packaging) Electronics, Inc. is a recognized leading manufacturer of high capacity flash digital media solutions as well as top quality memory module products. With strictly regulated ISO 9001, RoHs (Green) certified facilities and advanced technologies in memory packaging, flash card designs, testing and qualification, ATP differentiates itself from the competition with its highly durable flash cards, which offer protection from water/moisture, dust, static discharge, and extreme temperatures. High Speed, Weather Proof and Dependable Storage. ATP’s latest flash products feature 2GB SD and MMC, as well as 1GB miniSD, RS-MMC and Dual-Voltage (DV) RS-MMC. For more information on ATP memory products, visit http://www.atpinc.com.

Press Contact:
Daphne Jang
TEL: 408-732-5859
Fax: 408-732-5055

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Thrive Technologies Signs National Marketing Agreement with $3 Billion PRO Group

$3 billion consortium of Do-It-Yourself products will co-market Thrive’s inventory software to its large membership of distributors and retailers. Thrive's unique software helps companies in the competitive distribution space increase profits and sales by at least 15%.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Thrive Technologies, Inc., an Atlanta-based software company that helps distribution intensive companies improve their inventory performance, announced today that they have entered into a national marketing agreement with PRO Group, Inc. PRO Group has chosen Thrive as a key value-added services partner, and will help to market Thrive’s product to its member companies.


Based in Englewood, Colorado, PRO Group has a large distribution network of 40 member distributors with 162 warehouses that blanket the US and Canadian markets. PRO Group also has a retail network of 2000 retailers in North America, which it offers professionally managed marketing, promotional and branding services under programs such as PRO Hardware, FARM◊MART, GardenMaster, and Golden-Link. The members also benefit from PRO Group’s annual buying power of over $3 billion.

By establishing a distinctive marketing "footprint" in the hardware, lawn & garden, paint sundries, farm products and agricultural markets, PRO Group has built a powerful presence in these industries.

Thrive’s software, called ClearDay©, allows a distributor or retailer to define their strategic service and profitability goals in the software, and then translates those into daily tactical inventory buys. For each item that a company stocks, ClearDay analyzes over 50 variables daily that could impact demand or supply, such as seasonality, promotions, vendor discounts, or changes in lead times. The software alerts buyers in advance of issues that might require attention (eg. stock-outs, excess stock). Thrive customers typically reduce their inventory as a percentage of revenues by at least 15%.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Thrive. Our members are in the business of having products in stock that their customers want, and they are looking for systems that will help them do that while improving their profits,” said Steve Synnott, President/COO of PRO Group. “Thrive’s software is server based, providing a lower cost of ownership than competitive systems, and will help our members achieve more in-stocks and higher profits.”

The Bostwick-Braun Company is a premier member of PRO Group that uses Thrive’s inventory performance software. Bostwick-Braun is often profiled in leading distribution industry publications, and is one of the largest full-service, general-line distributors in the country, supplying both retail and commercial/industrial customers throughout a 10-state region. “We are extremely happy with Thrive’s software. We use Thrive to improve the profitability of our inventory as well as our ability to service our customers.” stated Mike Dastoli, VP of Merchandising for Bostwick-Braun, “We are pleased to recommend Thrive to other PRO Group members.”

About Thrive Technologies
Thrive Technologies is a leading provider of advanced replenishment and inventory performance software for distribution intensive companies. Thrive’s proven products have provided over 70 companies the ability to set strategic customer service and inventory profit goals, which the software translates into optimized daily vendor line buys. Thrive’s browser-based software is easy to use, and integrates quickly to existing enterprise software. Thrive’s implementation staff has strong domain expertise in the area of advanced replenishment buying for distributors. For more information, visit Thrive on the Web at www.thrivetech.com.

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Ferraz Shawmut Announces Promotions in Its Sales Organization - Recent Changes Further Optimize Company’s Representation and Service to Its Customers

Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, today announced that it has further optimized its representation and customer service through the promotion of several key members of its sales organization. Specifically, Jim Kosciolek has been promoted to vice president, distributor sales; Fred Rampone has been promoted to regional vice president, central region; Jim Thompson has been promoted to regional manager, southeast; and Steve Reynolds has been promoted to the position of strategic accounts manager.

NEWBURYPORT, MA (PRWEB) April 6, 2022 -- Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, today announced that it has further optimized its representation and customer service through the promotion of several key members of its sales organization. Specifically, Jim Kosciolek has been promoted to vice president, distributor sales; Fred Rampone has been promoted to regional vice president, central region; Jim Thompson has been promoted to regional manager, southeast; and Steve Reynolds has been promoted to the position of strategic accounts manager. These changes within Ferraz Shawmut’s U.S. corporate sales team have been made to better utilize the skills and talents of Ferraz Shawmut’s highly experienced sales staff and, in turn, to deliver enhanced service to customers in these respective territories and market segments.

Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek moves into his new position after having served as the company’s regional vice president of sales, south for almost five years. In his more than 12 years with the company, Kosciolek has served Ferraz Shawmut in a number of different sales roles, and has been a key contributor to the team by offering the benefits of his 20 years of experience in the electrical industry. In this new position, Kosciolek now reports directly to Senior Vice President, Sales Ken Hooper. Located in Lawrenceville, Ga., Kosciolek can be reached by phone at (770) 806-9755 or via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Regional Vice President, Central Region Fred Rampone, moves into his new position after having served the company as regional manager, central for the last three years, and as OEM development manager, central region previous to that time. Possessing nearly 10 years of experience with Ferraz Shawmut in the central region, Rampone has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the territory and its customers that will serve him well in his new role. Rampone now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in New Berlin, Wis., Rampone can be reached by phone at (262) 521-2187, or via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Regional Manager, Southeast Jim Thompson moves into his new role after having served Ferraz Shawmut as senior district manager for the previous four years. With almost eight years of experience with the company and more than 15 years working for manufacturer representatives in the industry, Thompson brings considerable expertise to bear on his new position. In addition, Thompson’s hands-on approach in working with end-users on technical issues and circuit protection training will be critical to his success in his new role. Thompson also now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in Woodstock, Ga., Thompson can be reached by phone at (770) 516-7766, or via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Strategic Accounts Manager Steve Reynolds moves into his new role after having served as senior district manager, southeast region for nearly three years. Having first started working with Ferraz Shawmut as a direct sales representative eight years ago, Reynolds possesses an in-depth understanding of end-users and a comprehensive perspective on the circuit protection sales process that will enable him to satisfy the demands of his strategic account customer base. Reynolds also now reports to Vice President, Distributor Sales Jim Kosciolek. Located in Monroe, Ga., Reynolds can be reached by phone at (770) 267-4258, or via e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Senior Vice President, Sales Ken Hooper remarked, “All of us at Ferraz Shawmut thank Jim Kosciolek, Fred Rampone, Jim Thompson and Steve Reynolds for their contributions to the company’s success, and wish them the best as they assume the responsibilities of their new roles.”

About Ferraz Shawmut
Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in circuit protection for industry and the electrical market for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000® fuses, ULTRASAFE™ fuse holders, Protistor® semiconductor fuses and Select-A-Fuse® software. Two of the company’s latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today’s sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry’s first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. For more information, contact the company by phone at (978) 462-6662 or visit ferrazshawmut.com.

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April 05, 2022

Protonex Raises $9 Million in Second Round - Portable Fuel Cell Company Adds Global Design/Manufacturing Partner

Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance fuel cell power systems for portable and remote applications, announced that it has raised $9 million in a second round of institutional funding. The financing was led by existing investors Conduit Ventures Ltd., SAS Investors, Solstice Capital and Commons Capital. New investors are Parker Hannifin Corporation, Contango Capital Management and the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund.

Southborough, MA (PRWEB) April 5, 2022 -- Protonex Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance fuel cell power systems for portable and remote applications, announced that it has raised $9 million in a second round of institutional funding. The financing was led by existing investors Conduit Ventures Ltd., SAS Investors, Solstice Capital and Commons Capital. New investors are Parker Hannifin Corporation, Contango Capital Management and the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund.


Scott Pearson, CEO, Protonex, states that the funds will be used to further develop Protonex’s patent-pending fuel cell technology, to commercialize and launch products, and to expand the company’s operations. "The high level of interest we received from venture capital funds and industry leaders is very gratifying because it provides strong evidence of our market leadership. Protonex has demonstrated fuel cell prototype systems and is focused on creating high-value products for specific applications. The addition of a world-class manufacturing partner, Parker Hannifin, further strengthens our position and will enable us to achieve economies of scale in a much shorter period of time."

Protonex’s high performance portable fuel cell systems are compact, lightweight and durable, and provide customers with a better solution than shorter term and/or heavier power sources such as batteries and generators. A soldier on a 3-day mission, for example, currently carries 13 primary batteries weighing over 29 pounds, whereas Protonex’s fuel cell system will provide the same amount of power while weighing less than 10 pounds (including all required fuel). In addition to its military efforts, Protonex also intends to adapt its product line to address a wide range of commercial applications.

Parker Hannifin Corporation sees its financial investment in Protonex as a natural extension of the existing strategic partnership between the companies. According to Akbar Naderi, Group Vice President, Parker Hannifin, “Parker has been successfully working with Protonex on joint product development, engineering, design, manufacturing and sales initiatives related to fuel cell products. Together, Parker and Protonex helped Vectrix Corporation deliver the world’s first high-performance fuel cell/electric scooter, and are actively engaged in developing other products. We look forward to leveraging the strong synergies between Protonex’s fuel cell systems and Parker’s industry-leading component design and manufacturing technologies.”

John Butt, Managing Partner, Conduit Ventures added, “As a worldwide fund specifically focused on fuel cells, we understand this market, and it is clear to us that Protonex is well ahead of competition in its power range. Conduit and our fellow investors feel that this funding, combined with the company’s strong military traction, positions Protonex for long-term success.”

About Protonex Technology Corporation - www.protonex.com
Established in 2000, Protonex manufactures high performance, long duration, portable and remote power systems. Protonex provides complete power solutions in the 10 to 500 Watt power range to OEM customers for off-grid applications underserved by existing battery, generator, solar and other power technologies. The company’s innovative fuel cell products also complement existing power technologies and are utilized in hybrid designs for customer applications.

About Parker Hannifin - www.parker.com
With annual sales exceeding $7 billion, Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 48,000 people in 46 countries around the world.

For more information about Protonex, please contact:
Greg Cipriano, Vice President, Marketing and Military Development
Protonex Technology Corporation, 153 Northboro Road, Southborough, MA 01772-1034
Phone: (508)490-9960
Fax: (508) 490-8575
Email: e-mail protected from spam bots

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