ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2002 — GE Digital Energy, a unit of GE Industrial Systems and the General Electric Co. and a provider of critical power products and services to the digital marketplace, has announced the availability of the Signature 5000 Series, a new line of Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems for the North American marketplace.
The Signature 5000 Series is a three-phase UPS system that provides critical power protection for a wide range of markets and applications, including healthcare and financial institutions, industrial and biotechnology manufacturing facilities, transportation and telecommunication operations, and information technology systems.
The first phase of the North American Signature launch will be for products ranging from 10 kVA to 150 kVA. Additional products within the Signature Series will be introduced globally in 2003.
“The new GE Signature Series exemplifies our commitment to the development and delivery of innovative technology and products to the power quality marketplace,” said Jim Shepard, president, GE Digital Energy. “GE recognizes the need for highly reliable critical power products and services for our customer’s mission critical applications. Through the methodology of Six Sigma, we continue to focus all our efforts on new product introductions, world-class manufacturing and global customer service.”
The Signature 5000 Series operates in a double conversion mode, with true on-line voltage and frequency independent operation, resulting in maximum levels of power reliability. In addition, the Signature 5000 systems can be paralleled by up to eight units using GE’s unique Redundant Parallel Architecture (RPA), ultimately achieving redundancy or increased power capacity in a flexible and cost effective manner.
Based on the performance of the Signature UPS, validated through extensive testing on GE medical diagnostic imaging equipment, GE Digital Energy was selected by GE Medical Systems, as a preferred supplier for UPS products to meet the critical power needs of its medical imaging equipment.
“Due to its superior dynamic load handling capability, the Signature product family will offer GE Medical Systems and its customers a cost-effective solution with reduced lifecycle costs and a reduced footprint,” said John Chiminski, vice president, U.S. Service for GE Medical Systems. “The advanced technology of GE’s UPS line is clearly differentiated from others on the market.”
About GE Digital Energy
GE Digital Energy is focused on delivering critical power solutions to the digital economy. As a single point of contact, GE Digital Energy designs, manufactures and delivers Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) ranging from 500VA to 4MVA, and Mission Critical Systems, ranging from 250KVA to 50MVA – all supported with a Global Services network that includes project assessment, installation, commissioning, preventive and corrective maintenance, and financial services. For more information visit the website at www.gedigitalenergy.com.
About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technological products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. For more information visit the website at http://www.geindustrial.com/presscenter/pressroom.htm.
About GE Medical Systems — Healthcare Services
GE Medical Systems Healthcare Services offers a broad portfolio of business and clinical solutions for healthcare providers. These include asset, performance improvement, education and financial services designed to help healthcare providers improve quality, enhance performance, increase productivity and reduce costs. GE Medical Systems Healthcare Services is a business of GE Medical Systems, an $8 billion global leader in medical imaging and technology. For more information visit the website at http://www.gemedical.com.