ICS Advent Introduces Onboard Powercard UPS from Guardian On Board

PowerCard Offers Users Integrated Full-Featured Power Protection

San Diego, CA., August 13, 2001 - ICS AdventTM, the premier provider of business-critical applied computing solutions, today introduced PowerCard, an onboard Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Card. The PowerCard UPSTM, developed by Guardian On Board, is the first internal UPS card available on the market. Integrating its breakthrough WaveGuard technology, it protects systems, data and users by providing continuous and superior power protection as an integral component inside the computer.

"Power problems are the number one cause of data loss, hardware damage, and potential downtime. The current power crisis has caused even greater concern over these issues, and as a result, we have more customers asking for UPS systems," says Kim Babcock, Product Manager at ICS Advent. "We want to be able to offer those customers the best possible power protection products available. The PowerCard UPS is a truly innovative new product which combines the space-saving benefits of internal installation with all the features available with a standard UPS at a very reasonable price."

"We are very excited about the opportunity to introduce the PowerCard to ICS Advent customers," says Yossi Sevy, Guardian On Boards VP of Sales and Marketing. "We believe that the PowerCard will fit perfectly and provide a significant added value to ICS Advent´s mission critical PC applications. With the PowerCard, ICS Advent customers will enjoy the only power protection solution available today that incorporates the most innovative power protection features as an integral part of it´s system, pre-installed and pre-tested."

PowerCard is the most compact, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly UPS available. Fitting into a single PCI slot, PowerCard´s weight and volume are a full 80% less than that of a standard UPS. The 420VA (250W) PowerCard allows users up to 25 minutes of battery backup for a PC, monitor and connected peripherals. In addition, it offers full-time protection against all types of power disturbances, full-time surge and noise suppression, phone/data line protection, and automatic shutdown software. PowerCard products are designed for a variety of mission critical equipment, including desktop PCs, small workstations and network servers, point-of-sale equipment, telecom and telephony systems and even ATMs.

The PowerCard (UPS-PC420VA) is priced at $139.00 and can be pre-installed and configured in most ICS Advent systems or purchased separately for customized installations. The product is currently available through ICS Advent´s worldwide distribution network and direct sales channels. It can also be ordered on-line at www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at (800) 523-2320. The product is backed by superior pre- and post-sales technical support and a full two-year warranty.

About ICS Advent
ICS Advent is focused on helping customers meet the demands of developing and deploying open communications systems (OCS) and next-generation converged networks. The company designs, manufactures and integrates high-availability rack mount computers and single board computers to meet customers´ specific computing platform, server and application hosting solution requirements.

Founded in 1985, ICS Advent has been the leader in providing stable rack mount computer solutions, PC plug-in board level products for I/O, communications and telephony, and comprehensive integration and support services for more than 15 years to customers in the following industries: applied computing, government, medical and industrial automation and control, and industrial test and measurement. The company has moved beyond this heritage and expanded its market focus to include OCS solutions, such as IP telephony, telecommunications, voice processing and broadcasting/convergence.

ICS Advent products, solutions and services are available through the c

ompany´s worldwide distribution network of authorized integration partners and its direct sales channels. Customers can also order products online at www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at (800) 523-2320. The company has ISO-certified facilities in San Diego, Calif. and Chichester, UK.

About Guardian On Board
Guardian On Board Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets innovative and advanced microprocessor-controlled Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) as well as other advanced midrange and large UPSs. Focusing on small-sized, lightweight, modular, user-friendly and cost-effective solutions, Guardian´s products are designed to increase the availability of servers, networking, telecom, industrial equipment and mission-critical applications by providing solutions with unmatched small sized products and high efficiency.

Established in Israel in 1997 the company now includes a US headquarters in Sparks, Nevada and a worldwide sales office in Yavne, Israel. For more information about Guardian on Board please visit our website at www.guardian-ups.com or call our Sales office at (949) 654-9036.

For more information contact:
Kim Babcock
ICS Advent, Product Manager
(858) 677-0877 ext. 3227

Ann Little
ICS Advent, Director of Marketing Communications
(858) 677-0877, ext. 3156

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