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EATON CORPORATION: Eaton is First UPS Vendor to Receive Ubuntu IHV Certification for its Linux Power Management Suite; Sold Under MGE Office Protection Systems Brand
[November 27, 2007]

EATON CORPORATION: Eaton is First UPS Vendor to Receive Ubuntu IHV Certification for its Linux Power Management Suite; Sold Under MGE Office Protection Systems Brand

(M2 PressWIRE Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has announced
that its Personal Solution Pac for Linux and Network Shutdown Module v3
are the first Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) power management
solutions to receive Ubuntu's IHV (Hardware Vendor) Certification.
Compatible with Ubuntu releases from 6.06 to 7.10, the software will
allow UPSintegration by default to assure communication, monitoring and
graceful shutdown during prolonged power disturbances for the popular
Linux-based operating system. The Personal Solution Pac (PSP) software
is targeted at desktop and SOHOusers while the Network Shutdown Module
(NSM) offers a range of advanced functionality for network
installations and enterprise applications.

"We have long been a leader in implementing power management solutions
for Linux and other open source operating systems under the MGE Office
Protection Systems brand," noted Herve Tardy vice president and general
manager, Distributed Power Quality Division of Eaton. "Because Ubuntu
is one of the fastest growing Linux distributions, we feel it is
important to offer users the assurance of compatibility that comes with
being a certified hardware partner. Personal Solution Pac is open
source software released under a GPL License and based on Network
UPSTools (NUT). Eaton will continue to support the NUTopen source
project so that customers who rely on it can be confident that the
technical support provided by the Eaton Engineering Team will assure
the same enthusiastic We're Open' philosophy on an ongoing basis."

Designed for desktop and server applications, Personal Solution Pac 3.0
for Linux provides users with information on important parameters such
as power consumption and remaining UPSbattery life including an
intuitive screen that displays remaining battery backup time available.
This real-time indicator works in conjunction with a power consumption
sensor that detects how much of the UPS's rated power is being used by
connected equipment to help users avoid the common problem of
overloading a UPSby plugging too many devices into it. With an
intuitive graphical user interface, the software displays a real-time
view of on-site power quality and includes the ability to set-up
automatic actions in case of a power emergency.

For ease in communicating with connected devices, Personal Solution-Pac
automatically detects USBor serial connections. The software instantly
avoids communication conflicts by automatically detecting available
communication ports. In addition, manual controls enable administrators
to customize communication configurations.

Available now, users of MGE Office Protection Systems UPShardware can
download the software for free at: For
additional information on MGE Office Protection Systems Linux
solutions, visit more
information about Ubuntu ( and the IHV
partners see: To learn more
about Eaton's complete line of MGE Office Protection Systems products
and service portfolio, visit our Web site at

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in electrical control,
power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial
automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical brands,
including Cutler-Hammer , MGE Office Protection SystemsTM, Powerware ,
Holec and MEM , provide customer-driven PowerChainTM Management
solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial,
institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT,
mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006
sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems
and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power
systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment;
intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and
automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and
specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has
63,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140

CONTACT: Virginia Harry / Mark Robson, The Insight Group
Tel: +44 (0)1344 871900
e-mail: [email protected]
Jason Koffler, UK Country Manager, MGE Office Protection Systems
Tel: +44 (0)7887 736212
e-mail: [email protected]
Eaton Corporation

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