The combination of HID with MGE's UPS models will allow "plug and play" functionality with Windows 2000 systems. New functions that will be included in MGE UPS devices used with HID will include faster communications as data bits are transmitted as a description page and easier installation because no conversion protocol between the UPS and the PC will be needed. Users will be able to access the UPS panel from the standard Windows Control Panel; set power schemes to turn off hard drives or the monitor in case of an extended power failure; and create as many schemes as desired to respond to various conditions
Contact MGE UPS Systems, (714) 513-7384, www.mgeups.com.
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