New Monitored Power Strips for Local and Remote Power Monitoring

ORLANDO, FL — April 12, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, introduced today its new line of Spectrum Power Monitored Rack Mount Power Strips.

These new monitored power distribution units (PDU) provide both local and remote monitoring of voltage, current, and power factor. PDUs are employed in a variety of applications, including: data centers, communication systems, military and defense, and industrial infrastructure.

“The advantages of using a monitored PDU lie within its intelligent display and remote monitoring capabilities,” said Tracy Shaffer, Vice President, Spectrum Power product line of API Technologies. “The user can easily compare the measured value against the maximum limit of the PDU to determine whether additional equipment can be safely added. It also reduces the risk of an overload condition resulting in undesirable downtime.”

Monitored Power Strip

The Spectrum Power Monitored Rack Mount Power Strips feature at-the-rack monitoring with bright LED displays that are easily read up to 15 feet away. User-selectable local display modes include: continuous, auto cycling, or fixed reading. In addition, remote monitoring can be done through USB connector or Ethernet port with Telnet, SNMP, or Web. The meter provides true-RMS voltage and current values.

Units are equipped with UL 489 listed circuit protection for added safety. Optional features include: EMI filtering, TVS (surge suppression), external temperature sensor, and more. They operate over a wide temperature range of -20° to 60°C, and provide maximum durability through rugged, long-life construction.

Monitored PDUs encompass a number of product variants and custom configurable options. User can choose phase (single or three), input type (single or dual), amperage (up to 63A), voltage range, and more. For more information regarding the Spectrum Power line of power strips and PDUs, please visit, or call API’s State College, PA location at (814) 272-7767.

The Spectrum Power product line from API Technologies is a manufacturer of rack mount power strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for both DC and AC applications. It has developed products as an OEM/ODM international partner to the industry’s top names, and has supplied reliable power solutions to a number of commercial, industrial, military, and federal IT markets.

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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at


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