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Emerson Network Power Launches the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System for Enhanced IP Telephony Availability and Reliability

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 8, 2004 - Emerson Network Power
Nov 08, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 8, 2004 - Emerson Network Power today introduced the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System, an integrated approach to protecting IP telephony equipment. Additionally, the Liebert IP Telephony Availability system, version 1.0 has met the Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice and Video Integrated Data) Partner Program test criteria for interoperability with Cisco CallManager Express 3.1 and Cisco Unity Express, release1.1.2.

Liebert joined the Cisco AVVID Partner Program as an IP Communications participant. Through participation in the Cisco AVVID Partner Program, the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System, version 1.0 provides a complete solution for ensuring the availability of IP telephony equipment to enterprise customers.

The Cisco AVVID Partner Program sets criteria for interoperability testing and helps leading products and services firms deploy innovative business solutions. The program provides enterprise customers with information regarding Cisco AVVID partner products and services that the Cisco partner believes meet the program's criteria for interoperability with Cisco networking technology.

IP Communications are advanced network-based communications applications that dramatically improve the way organizations conduct business. Cisco advanced business communications applications, including unified communications, conferencing, and customer contact centers, are composed of converged data, voice and video all running on a single network. The applications are regarded as strategic corporate assets because they provide much more sophisticated and streamlined interaction among employees, partners and customers.

Cisco works with innovative third-party companies to provide the broadest selection of IP Communications applications and products that deliver the flexibility and speed today's businesses need to respond to changing market and competitive requirements. Focused on critical business applications such as personnel management/productivity, customer care, and workforce optimization, as well as specific vertical industry needs, Cisco AVVID IP Communications partners offer compelling solutions for every organization.

The Bethpage (NY) Union School District has successfully deployed IP telephony using Cisco IP Communications systems protected and supported by Liebert technology. "The IP Communications system gave us features we never dreamed of having ? unified messaging, voice mail, conference calling - all at a cost significantly less than our previous system," said Terrence Clark, director of technology at Bethpage School District. "My biggest concern was downtime. The Liebert solution has given us the protection we need to ensure the success of this deployment. We were even able to handle the Great Blackout without problems."

"Cisco supports open, standards-based architectures and shares a commitment to interoperable solutions with Liebert. Through this vision the Cisco AVVID Partner Program delivers the power of choice to enterprises-the ability to extend the Cisco end-to-end architecture with our participants' solid products and technologies," said Henry Vinton, Cisco Product Manager for Cisco CallManager Express. "With Cisco AVVID partner offerings such as the Liebert IP Telephony Availability system, customers can deploy a broad range of business solutions that foster innovation and drive rapid adoption of business-critical technologies."

The Liebert IP Telephony Availability System provides mission-critical power protection and monitoring for IP telephony equipment. It integrates key support components into a plug-and-play solution that ensures the protection, visibility and support required for high availability, including true double conversion UPS technology, remote monitoring and management, UPS bypass capability and physical security. To simplify ordering, separate part numbers are available based on the Cisco device being protected.

For more information about Liebert solutions for IP telephony or any other Liebert products, visit or call 1-800-877-9222.

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About Liebert

Liebert, an Emerson Network Power company, is the world leader in mission critical power and cooling technology. Liebert delivers unparalleled protection of critical systems through a complete range of power, environmental and monitoring systems that are tailored to application requirements by a network of local representatives that average better than 16 years of experience in the industry. Liebert Global Services is the world's largest service team dedicated to the maintenance and on-site repair of critical computer support systems. For more information on Liebert, visit

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power is an Emerson business that provides a full spectrum of reliable power solutions, including inbound power, connectivity, power supplies, power systems and precision cooling, backed by the largest global services organization in the power industry. These Emerson companies serve the needs of telecommunications networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities worldwide. For more information, visit

About Emerson

St. Louis-based Emerson ( is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in electronics and telecommunications; process control; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.

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