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Antec Launches EarthWatts Platinum PSU Series

16 Feb 2012

450W, 550W and 650W PSUs provide superior efficiency, reliability and performance at a mainstream price

Fremont, CA – February 16, 2012 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, announces EarthWatts Platinum, the latest in its series of power supplies. With the addition of EarthWatts Platinum, Antec has effectively upgraded the EarthWatts family of energy-conscious power supplies to the highest standard of efficiency.

With 450W, 550W and 650W models in its desktop lineup, EarthWatts Platinum ensures that environmentally-conscious corporations and energy-savvy end users alike can take advantage of the benefits of 80 PLUS® PLATINUM efficiency.

Maximum Efficiency – As one of the industry’s first mainstream 80 PLUS® Platinum certified PSUs, EarthWatts Platinum offers an ideal combination of industry-leading reliability, guaranteed continuous power and up to 93% energy efficiency compared to prior models, saving users on average up to 25% on their electric bill.

Whisper Quiet – Simple 120mm two ball-bearing fan controlled by Antec’s renowned Thermal Manager and CircitShield™ operates with minimal noise even at full load.

Premium Components – EarthWatts employs fully-protected High Current +12V rails with high load capabilities to ensure maximum CPU and GPU compatibility. It’s designed with 100 percent Japanese capacitors, ensuring maximum DC stability and regulation.

Safety Precautions – Patented CircuitShield™ includes voltage, current, power, under voltage, and short circuit protection which automatically shuts down the PSU to prevent further system damage.

“The 80 PLUS® PLATINUM certified power supplies have so far only been available in higher wattage classes and not for the everyday gamer,” said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing Director at Antec. “Our EarthWatts Platinum power supplies enable more mainstream users and system builders to truly make a difference in their total energy consumption, benefiting both monthly electric bills as well as the environment.”

Availability

The Antec EarthWatts Platinum power supply series is available in the US on Newegg, Central Computers, Buy.com, and Provantage and in Canada on NCIX and Canada Computers  at the following MSRPs:

EarthWatts Platinum MSRP
EA-450 Platinum USD 109.95
EA-550 Platinum USD 119.95
EA-650 Platinum USD 129.95

About Antec, Inc.

For 26 years, Antec, Inc. has been the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Antec remains an industry pioneer and market leader for quiet, efficient and innovative products such as the P280 and SOLO II enclosures, and it has been independently recognized as the most reliable power supply manufacturer.

Antec continues to push the industry to its limits with many state-of-the art products like the Mini-ITX-made enclosures, the ISK Series, and the functional, efficiently cooled Eleven Hundred gaming enclosure. Antec also paves the path for in the PSU market with the environmentally-safe EarthWatts Series, the office-friendly VP Series for efficient, quiet power, and the gamer-specialized HCG and HCP Series for hours of reliable, continuous power. soundscience, a subsidiary of Antec, Inc., was created to manufacture products audio and video-enabled lifestyle products for the PC and home entertaining markets, such as the rockus speaker system.

Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with international marketing headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Antec has additional offices in The Netherlands, China and Taiwan. Please visit Antec online for more information.

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Press Contact

Antec, Inc. – Nick Pinkerton

(510) 770-2177

npinkerton@antec.com

With Assistance from:

Max Borges Agency – Andrew Felix

AndrewFelix@maxborgesagency.com

 

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