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Falcon Electric Enhances Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Communications With Addition of Advanced SNMP/HTTP Agent

New Communication Options Supports Remote UPS Monitoring and Management and Monitoring via GSM/GPRS (July 12, 2011)

IRWINDALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/11 -- Falcon Electric, Inc., (, an award-winning manufacturer of on-line uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), frequency converters and precision ac regulators, today announced it is expanding its range of communication options with new remote control, monitoring and operations system shutdown solutions -- the Falcon MEGA SNMP/HTTP agent.

The new agent consists of standalone external or an internal "circuit card" that fits into the communications option slot of any Falcon SG, SSG or FN Series™ rackmount and tower UPS. The agent allows for the connection to any Ethernet LAN. Two USB ports on the agent support the connection of an optional 802.11G Wi-Fi dongle providing wireless LAN connectivity. As an alternate to 802.11G, an optional GSM/GPRS 1900 cellular modem device is available supporting wireless short message service (SMS) communications with the UPS using supplied SMS server software.

An optional NetFeeler II device supports remote temperature, humidity and water measurement. This module connects through an RJ45 connector located on the MEGA agent. The module further supports connection of up to two additional sensors, consisting of a magnetic switch to monitor the opening of a door, as well as a smoke detector.

Operating system shutdown client software is provided with the agent supporting the remote shutdown of virtual servers running VMware®. Additional remote "in-band" shutdown clients are provided for MAC OS X and prior, Windows 7, Windows® Server 2008 R2 and prior, Linux and FreeBSD. Unlike comparative products from competitors, Falcon's client shutdown software may be installed on as many computers as required without any additional licensing costs.

If security is important, the MEGA agent supports SNMPv3, HTTPS, RADIUS, SSL and Open SSL for X Windows, full MD5 password hashing and SHA data encryption modes are supported.

"Our MEGA agent makes monitoring and managing multiple UPSs even easier -- whether a customer has ten Falcon UPS units or ten thousand, they can all be managed and monitored across any LAN using a web browser or around the world using a smart phone or the internet," said Falcon's Vice President of Engineering, Michael A. Stout. "We're proud of the agent's robust features, such as the ability to assign a static IP address, which saves users time and the ability to support VMware in order to easily shut down virtual machines in the 'cloud.'"

CE and FCC compliant, the new MEGA SNMP/HTTP agent is available now with a price of $290.00. The agent can be purchased from Falcon or through a local representative. For more information on all of Falcon Electric's monitoring and UPS options, contact Falcon at 800-842-6940 or email

About Falcon Electric
Headquartered in Irwindale, Calif., Falcon Electric, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions. For over 20 years, Falcon has been dedicated to offering the latest in technology, superior engineering standards, and unmatched technical support and customized solutions. Falcon manufactures power systems that meet the exacting standards of the military/aerospace, scientific/labs, industrial automation, computer, telecommunications, and other industries that demand the highest product reliability to meet their critical power needs. For more information about Falcon Electric and its innovative products, visit

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