The Best 610 UPS is Necedah, Wis.-based Best Power's first North American foray into double-conversion topology-that is, in-line inverter circuitry-pro- viding what the company said is affordable protection for mission-critical tasks in telecommunications, manufacturing, and generator-site applications.
Available in 700-VA and 1-, 1.5-, 2-, and 3-kVA nonisolated versions (and 6- and 10-kVA isolated), the uninterruptible power supplies fea-ture an easy-to-use operator interface, an external battery connector for extended run-time options (except the 700-VA model), and input power-factor correction.
One-button operation and extensive operating diagnostics simplify control. A "mimic" flow diagram on the front panel shows energy flow through the UPS to protected loads, making performance easy to interpret.
The supplies come with the CheckUPS II Suite of advanced power-management software, which supports DOS, Windows, OS/2, Novell/Windows 3.1, Novell/DOS, and many versions of Unix. This software helps users monitor, diagnose, and react to power-line events through a graphical display. In the event of prolonged power loss, it allows for orderly and automatic shutdown.
An option called the BestLink SNMP/Web adapter communicates with the UPS from any location via the Internet. This feature provides both SNMP and HTTP compatibility between the UPS and an Ethernet LAN/WAN, enabling the safe shutdown of servers, routers, and hubs.
The Best 610 is packaged in enclosures ranging from 8.9 ?? 5.7 ?? 15.1 in. (700-VA model) to 37.8 ?? 13.4 ?? 25.6 in. (10-kVA model). Prices range from $749 to $12,499.