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AMETEK Powervar Announces New Local Area Power Center Engineered to Provide Total Site Protection from a Single UPS

Monday, July 19, 2021

AMETEK Powervar Announces Enhanced Network Management Card for Secure
Management and Monitoring of UPS Systems

WAUKEGAN, IL (July 19, 2021) – AMETEK Powervar, a leading supplier of power conditioning and uninterruptible power supplies designed to maximize the performance of mission-critical equipment across multiple industries, today announced the launch the new Powervar LAPC PROTM to provide Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) and Convenience Store customers with single-source power protection for an entire site. The Powervar LAPC PRO features AMETEK Powervar’s iSite PRO™ Network Management Card, which integrates the single-point solution for battery backup and power conditioning with secure monitoring and control capabilities.

Meticulously engineered to safeguard the sensitive electronic systems found within QSR and Convenience Store environments, the AMETEK Powervar LAPC PRO eliminates the need to spread multiple UPSs and power conditioners throughout a building. A singular breaker enables the seamless attachment of all on-site peripherals, simplifying both site preparation and installation. Robust, site-wide power conditioning and protection from one unit reduces service calls and mitigates disruptive downtime in QSR and Convenience Store environments.

Beyond the on-site value of the LAPC PRO, the integrated iSite PRO Network Management Card enables site managers to monitor power sources, load, battery runtime, and battery life from the Power Network Interface. It also provides alerts via email about potentially disruptive power events including loss of power, low battery/UPS shutdown, over and under voltage, battery replacement, wiring faults, overloading/underloading, and temperatures above safe operation thresholds. Additionally, site managers can take corrective action in the form of programmable outlets and remote reboots, thereby reducing potential downtime and total time to service.

Available in two sizes (2kVA and 3kVA), the AMETEK Powervar LAPC PRO is lightweight and features a sleek, easily accessible design for simplified installations. As a site-wide, single-source power solution, the LAPC PRO provides continuous power conditioning to connected peripherals on- and off-line. Featuring battery backup and power options for critical electronic systems, the AMETEK Powervar LAPC PRO has been designed to safeguard QSR and Convenience Store sites against the detrimental side effects of unconditioned power while keeping these environments — as well as the sensitive electronic systems within — online, even in the event of power loss.

With network security top of mind, the AMETEK Powervar LAPC PRO with iSite PRO Network Management card was engineered with stringent security protocols. It only permits secure access from an authorized networked computer and features a secure, central sign-on with configurable user permissions.

“The power environments of QSRs and Convenience Stores are especially complex, noisy, and volatile,” said Chris Walsh, Director of Global Sales and Service at AMETEK Powervar. “The significance of Powervar providing this single solution, from which site-wide peripherals and sensitive electronics systems can all receive robust power conditioning and protection, is monumental. To add even more value, the inclusion of the iSite PRO Network Management Card gives site managers the ability to remotely monitor and manage sites, providing them valuable information regarding the power environment and allowing them to mitigate downtime while maximizing operations.”

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About AMETEK Powervar
AMETEK Powervar is a global provider of power quality solutions. It is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, and has international sales and service offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Asia, and Mexico. Its primary products include transformer-based power conditioners and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that support a plethora of diverse vertical markets. For more information, visit AMETEK Powervar social: LinkedIn.

Powervar is a Business Unit within the Power Systems & Instruments Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion.