API Technologies Designs Intelligent 400 Hz Power Distribution Unit for Unmanned Aircraft System

ORLANDO, FL — April 30, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, announced today that it has developed an intelligent power distribution unit (PDU) for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). This new PDU was designed and is being manufactured by API’s Spectrum Power product line and will be used in a Department of Defense (DoD) project.

“This dual input, 200 VAC 3 phase in / 3 phase out, 400 Hz PDU has a number of specialized features that are compliant for operation at a high altitude and meet MIL-STD shock and vibration requirements,” said Tracy Shaffer, Vice President, Spectrum Power product line of API Technologies. “In addition, this unit gives the DoD the ability to communicate (via Telnet, SNMP, or Web) with the PDU to monitor and control six remotely switched outlets, as well as having the use of two protected unswitched outlets for ‘always on’ equipment.”

Ready for rugged environments, this PDU contains hardware designed for operating at a high altitude (up to 30,000 feet), MIL-STD connector inputs and outputs, a MIL-STD LAN connector, and LED power-on indicators for each outlet. This PDU can be customized to provide sequencing, emergency power off (EPO), transfer switches, elapsed time indicators, a local power meter, and more.

“With features such as power quality monitoring, EMI filtering, a wide operating temperature range, and power and safety lockouts for servicing, this is the ultimate power distribution unit for safely and reliably providing power to mission critical equipment,” added Shaffer.

To learn more about the API Technologies’ Spectrum Power product line, including customizable 3 phase power distribution units, please contact +1 (814) 272-7767 or email specpowersales@apitech.com.

The Spectrum Power product line from API Technologies is a manufacturer of rack mount power strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for both DC and AC applications. The Company has developed products as an OEM/ODM international partner to the industry’s top names, and has supplied reliable power solutions to a number of commercial, industrial, military, and federal IT markets. For more information, please visit http://apitech.com/product-groups/power-products.

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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com

 

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