MGE Releases First Mac OS X Universal Power Management Software New
Release Now Supports Intel Models with Monitoring and Graceful

COSTA MESA, Calif. — August 16, 2006 — MGE UPS SYSTEMS
(, a world class technology leader in providing
unsurpassed power protection solutions for PCs, networks, data
centers, telecommunications, medical and industrial operations, has
introduced the industry’s first universal support for Macintosh OS X
with the latest release of their Solution-Pac Power Management
Software. For Intel-based and legacy Mac hardware protected by an MGE
UPS, the software assures added security for connected systems by
verifying the UPS connections and, in the event of a prolonged power
outage, initiating a graceful shutdown when the UPS battery level is
low. Although the Mac OS is very stable in many ways, any Unix-based
OS can be especially susceptible to system corruption resulting from
any hard shutdown such as those that occur when power fails.
Recognizing this, Mac OS X ships with a built-in power management
driver that provides limited functionality, while MGE’s new solutions
provide additional capabilities and user control.

According to MGE’s Vice President of Marketing, Herve Tardy, “We have
always been committed to the Macintosh platform with the widest range
of power protection solutions and support, so it was important for us
to offer the best available integration for the new Intel systems.
This software allows MGE’s UPSs to communicate either via the USB
interface or the network port on virtually any recent Macintosh
computer from the iMacs to the Xserve workgroup servers.”

Local power management can be achieved through the Personal Solution
Pac application: it consists of a power control module and a simple
system preference panel. The control module enables communication
with the UPS through the Mac’s USB port, displays user alerts, and
triggers an orderly shutdown sequence when the battery capacity
reaches a user specified level during a power outage. Once installed,
the preference panel appears in OS X’s system preferences window and
allows users to verify the UPS connection, view a power event log,
and set the battery level threshold that will trigger a safe shutdown.

Designed to work with MGE’s desktop and network UPS products,
Personal Solution Pac for Mac OS X compliments MGE’s robust power
management software offerings for PCs, LANs/WANs and enterprise-wide
networks and is available now as a free download at:

More sophisticated management and control can be achieved through
MGE’s network-based Network Shutdown Module (NSM), like the
management of multiple Mac systems from one centralized UPS or the
ability to remotely control On & Off each outlet of a MGE UPS.

About MGE:

MGE UPS SYSTEMS is a world leader in providing high quality power
solutions that increase power availability and system uptime to PCs
and enterprise-wide networks, mission-critical telecommunication
systems, medical instrumentation and industrial/manufacturing
processes. MGE’s global product line includes Uninterruptible Power
Supplies (UPSs), inverters, power conditioners, power distribution
units, power management software, active harmonic filters, and surge
suppressors that provide MGE’s customers with end-to-end
infrastructure solutions. With its Total Quality Management and MGE
PowerServices programs, supported by a network of 900 service
specialists in 170 centers worldwide, MGE’s customers are assured of
the highest-level of quality and service throughout the complete life
cycle of their installations. With manufacturing operations in USA,
France and Asia, MGE is able to deliver the latest in innovative
solutions around the globe. To learn more about MGE’s power
protection, conversion and distribution solutions, visit MGE’s Web
site at: