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- 9 June 2004 16:30
American Power Conversion’s New TravelPower Case and Accessories Provide Innovative Access to Power for Mobile Devices
SYDNEY, 9 June 2004 – American Power Conversion (APC) announced today a family of stylish notebook power carrying cases which will change the way mobile users power their devices. The APC TravelPower Case combines a single power adapter helping notebook computers, mobile phones and other mobile devices to constantly be charged and ready to use. The APC TravelPower Case offers real benefits to people on the move; keeping mobile devices fully charged while reducing the number of power adapters they need to carry.
"Today's mobile professionals need constant access to a wide range of information as well as the ability to communicate and use a variety of mobile devices to do so," said Paul Munten, APC General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. "The APC TravelPower Case provides the convenience of recharging all your mobile accessories in a stylish notebook carrying case without having to remove anything from the bag."
Features of APC's TravelPower Case include:
Three input power plugs (AC, car, aeroplane) allows users to connect to the available power source whether in a building or travelling in a car or on a plane;
A single power adapter recharges up to three electronic devices, including a notebook, at the same time without removing anything from the case;
The USB charger port allows users to easily charge two additional mobile devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs (USB charging cables are sold separately);
Specially designed internal pockets provide easy access to all mobile accessories and other case contents;
A spill-proof detachable pouch provides discreet storage for personal belongings; and
Shock absorbing padding on all six sides delivers high-quality protection for your notebook.
The APC TravelPower Case is available in six different models: a 1000 or 1200 cubic inch synthetic leather briefcase and a larger 1300 or 1500 cubic inch case made of tough ballistic nylon. Also available the TravelPower Case Roller 1800 cubic inch and the Travel Power case back-pack 1900 cubic inch. All of these products offer the built-in charging electronics and a standard 2-year product warranty.
In addition to the new TravelPower Case, APC's has added the International Notebook Plug Adapter kit to its mobile product offering. APC's Notebook Plug Adapter kit contains four different plug adapters in a convenient carrying case that allows notebook users access to local power in more than 150 countries worldwide. The International Notebook Plug Adapter kit is fully compatible with APC's TravelPower Case.
Also available the APC Wireless Mobile Router (WMR) and Card Bus. The APC WMR is designed to provide a complete networking solution for both mobile and small and home office environment. It offers wireless connectivity that eliminates the need for computer/mobile device to be physically connected to a network. APC WMR offers multiple users to get on a network that shares a single Internet connection. It creates a LAN for users to communicate with each other, share files and play online computer games. APC WMR offers a compact design and flexibility of powering via USB (especially designed for APC TravelPower Case) or power adapter depending upon the use.
Pricing and Availability
All products are currently available in Australia and New Zealand with a recommended retail price, including GST:
Product AUD NZD
TravelPower Case Synthetic Leather 1000 cubic inch $280.00 $340.00
TravelPower Case Synthetic Leather 1200 cubic inch $340.00 $409.00
TravelPower Case Nylon 1300 cubic inch $320.00 $390.00
TravelPower Case Nylon 1500 cubic inch $400.00 $479.00
TravelPower Roller $360.00 $429.00
TravelPower Case Backpack $240.00 $290.00
International Power Adapter $230.00 $280.00
Wireless Mobile Router $160.00 $190.00
Wireless Notebook Cardbus $65.00 $70.00
Today's announcement further expands APC's mobile availability solutions that include the APC SurgeArrest Notebook Pro family, power protection for Notebook computers, fax and answering machines and other mobile travel accessories.
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About American Power Conversion Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC’s comprehensive products and services offering, which is designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2002 and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company.
Additional information about APC, and its other innovative mobile solutions can be found at www.apc.com or by calling 1800 652 725 in Australia or 0800 333 373 in New Zealand.
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