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"APC" -- APC (Formerly American Power Converstion) by Schneider Electric. For nearly four decades, APC has become the industry-standard for reliable power and physical IT infrastructure.  Now the leading name in IT departments large and small and among our vast community of channel partners, our history of innovation has pushed our products into the global spotlight with infrastructure, management, and data security solutions protecting organizations around the world. 


We know that power is one of the most important and potentially damaging components of an electronics infrastructure of any kind. Whether in a Data Center, An Office or at Home... the failure of electric feed and/or a surge and/or a brownout can cause more damage in an instant that almost any other catalyst. The incident does not even have to damage equipment and can just cause loss of power at the wrong moment when a data write is in process and the results can be catastophic! Protecting your equipment including servers, periferals, workstations, AV Equipment and every other piece of expensive electronics you have is critical to keeping you up and working.  We rely on APC Battery Backups, Surge Protection and Racking to make sure your infrastructure is protected and the least susceptible to these incidents as possible.  Better to use protection and never know the loss that can result if you don't properly protect your equipment!

Incorporated in 1981, the American Power Conversion Corporation was established with a focus on research and development of solar electricity. Formed by three electronic power engineers from MIT, APC then opened a Rhode Island-based manufacturing facility in 1986; the company also produced its first UPS that year, the 450AT+, which received a PC Magazine 'Editor's Choice’ award. In 1988, APC stock was made available for public trade.

1989 brought the introduction of the award-winning PowerChute® software which revolutionized power management; as well as product sales through two major distributors, Tech Data and Ingram Micro. In 1990, APC continued to introduce superior products such as the Smart-UPS® line, now recognized as the industry's premier network power protection solution. That same year President and CEO, Rodger B. Dowdell, Jr., was named New England ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Inc. Magazine.

Throughout the 1990s APC entered other markets with 155 new products such as SurgeArrest® surge protectors; Matrix-UPS®, the industry's first modular UPS; a new generation of Smart-UPS; the company's first Back-UPS Pro® models; and the Symmetra® Power Array™ which revolutionized the industry with redundancy, scalability and serviceability in a single solution. These product developments, the opening of two international manufacturing facilities (Galway, Ireland in 1994 and the Philippines in 1996), as well as the acquisition of Systems Enhancement Corp. and Silcon A/S, drove APC's annual revenue above the $1 billion milestone in 1998.

APC entered the residential tech market in 1999 with PowerShield, a solution for the growing broadband needs of cable and fixed wireless applications in homes. The company then launched into the new millennium with three strategic acquisitions opened the DC-power market for communications equipment; the cable and connectivity market for home and business IT applications; and the precision cooling market for data centers and communications equipment. After acquiring ARRIS in 2001, APC further expanded its broadband networking power capabilities. In 2002, APC introduced PowerStruXure™, its first piece of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) architecture, which revolutionized data center power management. That same year, the company was named to the NASDAQ-100 Index, a list of the 100 largest non-financial stocks on the market.

In 2003, InfraStruXure™ debuted. It integrated power, cooling, racks, management and service into an open, adaptable and integrated solution and won nearly 20 awards worldwide. The TravelPower™ Case — the world’s first case with built-in device charging abilities — was also introduced with immediate success. The InfraStruXure line was expanded in 2004 with cooling systems and on-site power generation. That same year, APC won more than 100 awards throughout the world for its products and business excellence. Building on the success of PowerStruXure from 2002, APC expanded its overall NCPI offerings after acquiring Netbotz, an early stage tech company that worked to solve the physical security of IT equipment, and allowed APC extend industry expertise into the management and security categories.

On February 14, 2007, APC was acquired by Schneider Electric, a multinational European corporation known globally for its expertise in energy management and automation. This led to the establishment of the Critical Power & Cooling Services (CPCS) Business Unit, which now includes the APC and MGE UPS Systems brands.

Advanced Service Solutions has been working with APC since 1995.  We strongly recommend APC solutions to our clients and have helped them choose, understand, implement, use and support their APC Technology since before the Internet and Cloud were invented.

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Customer Testimonial

““Advanced Service Solutions has provided us with APC battery backups and surge protection.  Since implementation, our equipment failure rate is significantly reduced if not all but eliminated.  Some of the best money we have spent with increased productivity and our employees equipment seldom down.”

Robert Friedman

Friedman and Brown LLC.

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