Para Systems, Inc. has announced the release of the Minuteman Entrust LCD Series of UPSs, featuring a variety of new features and capabilities. This new line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) offers complete power protection designed to protect valuable equipment such as desktop computers, file servers, network devices, security systems, voice communications equipment, and home entertainment systems.

The Entrust LCD Series UPSs utilize Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) technology, surge protection, and battery backup to provide total protection from all power problems. With four models ranging from 550VA to1500VA, these new products feature an ultra-slim footprint that is ideal for placement on or under a desk, while also allowing installation vertically in tight spaces, including cabinets and rack shelves.

With the new LCD status display, users can stay on top of all aspects of their power at a glance. The LCD shows power condition status, estimated battery backup time, battery capacity, total load, as well as other conditions.  Coupled with the LCD display is the ability to monitor power conditions via Minuteman’s SentryHD power monitoring software. Users have real-time monitoring capabilities of power status, along with the ability to plug into an SNMP network via the USB port on the UPS.  Minuteman’s SentryHD software is available at no charge and automatically saves and shuts down unfinished applications, while gracefully powering down during extended blackouts. This feature prevents lost data as well as the need to re-install corrupted applications caused by power problems.

“The Entrust line has been a popular choice for smaller power requirements for many years,” said Bill Allen, director of marketing. “The new ETR-LCD line with enhanced features and capabilities represents an excellent value for price-conscious shoppers who are seeking a complete power protection solution.”

Also new on these products is a tool-less battery replacement feature, allowing the user to quickly and easily replace batteries without the need for any tools. In addition, the new Entrust series features hot-swappable battery replacement and independent battery bypass, allowing the UPS to function in AC Normal mode even when the batteries are dead, while also providing voltage regulation, surge and spike protection. The new ETR’s feature ENERGY STAR certification, meeting government efficiency ratings, along with being compliant with the Reduction of Hazardous Materials Directive (RoHS 2).

Each of the Entrust LCD models come standard with both surge/battery protected outlets and surge-only outlets for protection of non-critical accessories. The two lower-end models, 550VA and 700VA come with four surge/battery protected outlets and four surge-only outlets, while the higher capacity 1000VA and 1500VA have five of each type.

Entrust LCD products feature a three-year limited warranty on electronics and 2-year warranty on batteries. As an option, an extended warranty can be added to provide a full five years of worry-free protection, including replacement batteries. The Entrust LCD UPS’s are now shipping in the U.S. through Minuteman’s nationwide network of distributors and resellers, as well as authorized distributors in Canada, Central and South America.