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APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Connect™ BGE50ML Recognized as 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree

West Kingston, Rhode Island - November 16th, 2015 - Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the category of “Portable Power” for its Back-UPS Connect BGE50ML uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers and engineers as well as members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

The Back-UPS Connect BGE50ML is a first-of-its-kind combination UPS and mobile power pack engineered to protect and power home networking equipment including routers, modems, and VoIP phones. It also supplies power to mobile phones and tablets for users while on-the-go. The system offers rotating outlets and three USB charging ports and can provide two and a half hours of flexible, safe charging and protection for mobile devices and networks, particularly during critical power situations such as storms and outages. The fast-charging mobile power pack has an internal lithium-ion battery capable of five or more charges to a smartphone and a full charge to a tablet.

“The home network has become an integral part of life, providing a critical link to family, friends and remote work environments. Power emergencies break that link during the time we potentially need it the most," said Colin Campbell, vice president, Home & Business Networks, Schneider Electric. "As a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree, the Back-UPS Connect BGE50ML breaks the mold of the traditional UPS by providing lithium-based backup power to both the network and mobile devices for power interruptions lasting hours, and by giving users the option to take that power with them to charge mobiles while on-the-go.”

The Back-UPS Connect BGE50ML will be displayed at the Innovation Awards Showcase, booth #833139, at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will also be displayed at the Schneider Electric booth #70246. [remove]

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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