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Ultralife Switches on Its Backup Power Subsidiary

New arm aims to serve mission-critical applications like broadcast.

Battery manufacturer Ultralife has started a subsidiary dedicated to developing backup power systems for “mission-critical” applications such as broadcasting.

Called RPS Power Systems, the unit’s roots go back to last year’s acquisition of Reserve Power Systems.

RPS Power Systems initial offerings include traditional lead-acid batteries but with a difference. Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries are designed for very long life. RPS Power Systems has plans for other products such as UPS, inverters and power distribution units.

Noting the “growing worldwide need for reliable backup power,” President John D. Kavazanjian said, “The launch of RPSD Power Systems is in direct support of our strategy to become a key player in the standby power marketplace.”