Source: Jennings & Associates Communications, Inc.
Falcon(R) Electric's SG and SSG Series(TM) UPS Receive Chaos Manor's Users' Choice Award
Power Protection Put to the Test in Recent California Storms
IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Falcon Electric, Inc., a leading supplier of
power protection and conversion solutions, announced today that Jerry
Pournelle, well-known columnist and editor of the Chaos Manor Reviews, is
honoring Falcon's SG and SSG Series of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
as the recipient of the Chaos Manor Users' Choice Award. Known for their
robust capabilities in mission critical applications, the SG and SSG Series
were put to the test during a recent California storm that resulted in a
power blackout at the Chaos Manor.
"When the big rains came to Los Angeles, we had power outages," Pournelle
recalls. "The big one happened in the middle of the night. I happened to be
working at the time. All of my major computer systems are protected by
Falcon UPS boxes. First the lights blinked several times. Then they went
off for about half a minute and returned. Finally they went off and stayed
off. None of this had any effect on my computers: my online connections
remained intact. There were no glitches whatsoever.
"I thought they might come back, but after several minutes I decided to
shut down my computers in an orderly manner. This was no problem at all. I
was now listening to a chorus of chirps as my Falcon UPS boxes complained
bitterly that they had no input power. I went around to each and shut it
down. Pushing a single button did the trick. Now all was quiet, and dark.
Hours later, when the power returned, the Falcon UPS boxes woke themselves
up. In half an hour, computing at Chaos Manor was back to normal."
"We are so pleased to receive this honor for the fourth time from someone
as knowledgeable and respected as Mr. Pournelle," acknowledged Falcon
Electric's Vice President of Engineering, Michael Stout. "It's great to
know that our SG and SSG Series were able to provide him with strong power
protection when he needed it the most. We know that our users are able to
rely on Falcon's UPS technology in some of the toughest real world
situations, and we hope to continue to surpass their needs and
Falcon's SG and SSG Series feature a true regenerative double-conversion
On-line design to provide the highest level of protection against the
widest spectrum of power problems. Auto restart, a comprehensive front
panel user interface, site wiring indicator and built-in surge protection
make these UPSes some of the most robust on the market today. Special
models feature a unique voltage/frequency converter option for worldwide
applications, working well in harsh environmental conditions where there is
poor frequency input. Both the SG and SSG Series are able to provide a
continuous, clean, tightly regulated power source from the most polluted
incoming AC power, acting as electronic firewalls between incoming "dirty"
power and sensitive micro-processor-based computers and automated systems
found in industrial environments.
In addition to providing robust protection, Pournelle emphasized the
universal capabilities of Falcon Electric's UPS systems. "Falcon UPSes come
in many sizes and configurations, from a UPS suitable for a single user to
those for establishments with thousands of computers and networks. They
tend to last forever," Pournelle states. "All UPS systems are subject to
having the batteries wear out, but I have used a number of brands of UPS,
and the Falcon UPSes require battery replacement significantly less often
than the others have. By significantly longer, I mean in some cases years.
I have said this almost every year since I began this column: if your work
is worth anything at all, it's worth protecting by an UPS; and if it's
worth protecting, it's worth getting a Falcon UPS."
For more information on Falcon Electric's SG and SSG Series UPS, contact a
Falcon sales representative at 800-842-6940 or e-mail email@example.com.
About Falcon Electric:
Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading
manufacturer of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions.
For two decades, Falcon has been dedicated to offering the latest in
technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support
and customized solutions. Falcon manufactures power systems that meet the
exacting standards of the military/aerospace, scientific/labs, industrial
automation, computer, telecommunications and other industries that demand
the highest product reliability to meet their critical power needs. For
more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit