6.12.2006: Meldung: Active Power to Provide Critical Continuous Power

Active Power, Inc., inventor and manufacturer of the finest and most energy- efficient critical power systems in the world, today announced that Continental Teves has selected the CoolAir UPS system to protect elements of its automated production line at one of the company"s manufacturing facilities in North Carolina. Continental is a leading worldwide manufacturer of automotive braking systems with twenty locations worldwide.

"The customer was looking to address a growing problem being faced by the manufacturing industry -- with increased automation on the production lines, power-sensitive Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) require protection from minor commercial power fluctuations," said Jim Clishem, President and CEO of Active Power. "Our CoolAir system will deliver conditioned power to keep operations running smoothly and provide over twenty minutes of backup power and cooling in the event of a power outage."

Active Power"s CoolAir UPS system solves a significant industry issue in a unique way. It is the only compressed air-based UPS system on the market today. Part of the design employs standard air tanks and a compressor to refill them, making CoolAir UPS ideally suited for companies with the infrastructure and expertise to support high-pressure compressed air. "Continental Teves has a high-pressure compressed air infrastructure," said Gregg Pace, Facility Engineer Supervisor at Continental Teves. "Active Power engineers showed creativity and flexibility to devise a solution to retrofit the CoolAir system onto our existing compressed air infrastructure and equipment."

The green nature of CoolAir, not common in UPS systems, also helps Continental in its efforts to comply with the requirements of its ISO 14000 certification, which is a voluntary series of environmental management standards.

Active Power"s representative in the Carolinas, Power Quality Solutions, worked closely with Continental on this custom solution, exemplifying its reputation for responsive sales and service. "CoolAir proved to be the right solution for this complex application, providing reliable power protection and the needed runtime," said Kyle Gunn, President of Power Quality Solutions. "The ability to interconnect their compressed air system was a bonus and enabled the customer to maximize their existing infrastructure and not purchase duplicate components."

About Active Power:

Active Power (Nasdaq: ACPW - News) provides efficient, reliable, and green power quality solutions and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to enable business continuity in the event of power disturbances. Founded in 1992, Active Power"s flywheel-based UPS systems protect critical operations in data centers, healthcare facilities, manufacturing plants, broadcast stations, and governmental agencies in over 40 countries. Active Power recently introduced CoolAir, the only solution that provides both backup power and backup cooling. With expert power system engineers and worldwide service and support, Active Power provides turnkey solutions that ensure organizations have the power to perform. For more information, please visit http://www.activepower.com .

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power, the Active Power logo, and CleanSource are registered trademarks of, and CoolAir is a trademark of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Active Power Investor Contact: Active Power Media Contact:
John Penver Andrea Zack
Chief Financial Officer The Bernard Group
512.744.9234 512.617.6354
jpenver@activepower.com azack@bernardgroup.com

Source: Active Power
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