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January 18, 2013

Orion Power Systems Joins Allied Electronics to Increase its Data, Communications and Security Market

By Frank Griffin, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Power protection and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are very important in today’s highly digital world. In mission critical applications where the life of a patient in a hospital or millions of dollars in a commodity exchange is in the balance, every second is crucial. Databases that supply these businesses count their up time in milliseconds when there is an interruption.  In light of this, a new collaboration between Orion Power Systems and Allied Electronics brings together two recognized organizations in the power protection industry.

With this agreement, Orion is hoping to increase its presence in key data, communications and security markets. As BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies in companies increasingly become the norm worldwide, companies will be similarly relying on cloud and physical databases to support these mobile devices. Needless to say, they will need reliable protection for both the power supply and the data supplying their organizations.

"Power protection is the foundation of any reliable network. As a leading electronic products distributor, Allied Electronics has the expertise and relationships to successfully sell and support Orion Power Systems across North America. We are enthusiastic about the partnership and opportunities to open new doors and deliver high-quality offerings to a wide range of customers," explained Robert Bridenbaugh, vice president of sales at Orion Power Systems.

Orion supplies multiple protection schemes for organizations of all sizes for noncritical and mission-critical applications with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), network management and power distribution units. The UPS and surge protection it offers can be used in many different industries to support their data closets, phone systems, security applications and servers. Meanwhile, Allied Electronics is a trading brand of Electrocomponents PLC, a global player with high service distribution of electronics and maintenance products headquartered in England.

"We are excited about adding Orion Power Systems to Allied's product offering. Orion will allow us to provide a quality, lower-cost alternative for customers seeking power protection in the IT networking infrastructure space," added Scott McLendon, vice president of product management and marketing at Allied.

The reliability of Allied’s inventory supply will ultimately enable Orion to pass on that robust power and reliability to its loyal customer base.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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