Intelligent Power Distribution Units from API Technologies to Meet NFPA 79 Category-0 Emergency Stop with Addition of Remote Control Panel

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 2, 2015 –API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, and power solutions, now offers its AC SMARTStart® units  with a Remote Control Panel (RCP) to support safety requirements such as the NFPA 79 Category-0 Emergency Stop. NFPA 79 is a set of electrical standards for industrial machinery published by the National Fire Protection Association.

The NFPA 79 Category-0 Emergency Stop Standard applies to automated test equipment (ATE) for the aerospace and industrial markets as well as simulation and training applications; each of these applications have human interaction with electrical loads where there is potential for catastrophic injury or damage to capital equipment. The NFPA 79 Category-0 dictates that all power must be removed from connected devices using a single emergency stop switch. It also dictates a two-factor start-up procedure in order to re-power the devices after the emergency stop has been applied in order to protect the operator.

“Many of our power products, such as the AC SMARTStart, are highly effective for remotely controlling power distribution and power sequencing while monitoring power vitals,” said Rob Reese, Engineering Manager, Power Solutions, API Technologies. “By adding a remote control panel with an emergency off switch, we are enabling our customers the ability to easily meet NFPA 79 standards for power, maintaining operator safety, and ultimately saving lives.”

For more information on how power distribution products from API Technologies can help you meet NFPA 79 Category-0 Emergency Stop Standards, call +1 (888) 588-3448 or email Alternatively, explore API’s line of SMARTStart®power distribution units for military, aerospace, industrial, and telecommunications systems at

Power Solutions by API Technologies offer defense, industrial, and commercial customers superior off-the-shelf and custom power products, including AC and DC power distribution products, power supplies, circuit protection systems, and rugged / tactical power products under the brands Spectrum Power™, AC SMARTStart® and DC SMARTStart®. For more information, visit

About API Technologies Corp.

About API Technologies Corp. API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeterwave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at



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