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For Immediate Release

Industry Leaders to Showcase 400V DC Technologies at INTELEC

Display will demonstrate increasing availability, viability of 400V DC for telecom and data center applications


VANCOUVER [Sept. 24, 2014] – In response to the increasing interest in 400V within their industries, data center and telecom leaders Anderson Power Products (APP), Emerson Network Power, IBM, Universal Electric Corporation and Vicor Corporation will demonstrate a 400V DC ecosystem during INTELEC, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Vancouver.

The display will feature all the components necessary for a fully functioning 400V DC deployment for data center or telecom environments, including power supplies and conversion systems, busway, PDUs, servers, network switches, connectors and breakers. More than 20 manufacturers will be represented.

In the past, the ready availability of UL-certified, production-level equipment has been a challenge to 400V DC adoption. Emerson Network Power and Vicor Corporation hosted a demonstration of 400V technology at INTELEC 2012, and equipment availability has increased dramatically since then. Interest in 400V DC remains high because, in the right applications, it presents several potential advantages over traditional AC and -48V DC architectures. For example, 400V DC power significantly reduces the cost of copper cabling and installation in traditional -48V telecom applications. In data centers, it simplifies the power chain, which improves availability and potentially efficiency compared to AC power. The INTELEC exhibit will illustrate those advantages while demonstrating the flexible, plug-and-play architecture that makes 400V DC power easy and safe to deploy and configure. The 400V DC ecosystem will be displayed in booth #201 Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at INTELEC. Technical experts from APP, Emerson, IBM, Universal Electric Corp./StarLine DC Solutions, and Vicor Corporation will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions. For more information, visit


About Anderson Power Products
Anderson Power Products® is a leader in developing high quality, low cost, power interconnect solutions for industries including: Back Up Power Systems, Electrical Vehicles, UPS Systems, Telecommunications High-Technology Devices and Alternative Energy Solutions. Headquartered in Sterling, MA, Anderson Power Product’s facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified and uses automated manufacturing to offer uncompromising quality. In addition, APP operates a distribution and assembly facility in Warrington, England to provide support for their European customers, as well as three Asia Pacific facilities: Shenzhen, China, Shatin Hong Kong and Taichung City 407, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), maximizes reliability, deployment speed and operational efficiency for communications networks. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative, rapidly deployable solutions that deliver efficiency and uncompromised reliability regardless of network demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit

About IBM
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. Learn more about IBM products and services at

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About Universal Electric
Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), a pioneer in electrical power distribution since 1924, is a world leader in the development of customizable power distribution systems. Industry innovators for more than 85 years, the company’s premium, flexible products are designed to fit the electrical power needs of any business in any industry. One of the only companies dedicated exclusively to flexible power distribution products, Universal Electric’s award-winning StarLine systems have revolutionized electrical power distribution in data centers, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail chains and grocery stores worldwide. Their StarLine DC Solutions Division provides turnkey 380vdc systems and is at the center of the 380vdc initiative. For more information visit

About Vicor Corporation
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-performance modular power components, from bricks to semiconductor-centric solutions, to enable customers to efficiently convert and manage power from the power source to the point of load. .


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Media Contacts
For APP:
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For Emerson:
Mark Berry

For IBM:
Gordon Harris

For Vicor Corporation:
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