UPSes go home again

UPS recap – Taking another tour down the low-power road many vendors started on, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) makers are putting forth greater effort to serve small/medium businesses and the small office, home office (SOHO) community. It’s a consequence of several traditional issues, which include the quality of the power coming from the grids and the nature of our increasingly unpredictable global weather&#8212factors that account for perhaps one AC-mains related incident per day in the typical installation. It’s also a consequence of a few “new world” issues, including better reliability within the framework of national security, i.e., the need to keep the core of our basic economy, the small business, up and running.