Multilink debuts next-gen cable TV back-up power
Michelle Clancy
| 27 May 2014
Multilink has released its newest Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for the cable TV market, the Multilink EB1s.

The Multilink EB1s is an advanced emergency power system designed to provide MSOs with a means to ensure uninterrupted power to video, voice and data networks in the event of power disruptions, such as spikes, sags and outages.

"The design of this power supply is our most advanced yet," said Multilink CEO Steve Kaplan. "Based on the specific needs of our customers and decades of experience in the industry, the Multilink EB1s offers MSOs the highest level of operation in every important category of UPS performance."

Designed by the company's Elyria-based power engineers, the EB1s is available in seven models from 3.5 Output Amps to 22 Output Amps.

The use of Multilink's own Synchronous Rectified Boost Technology creates 15% greater battery runtime than competing units, the company said, and provides lower-line mode energy consumption, and lower unit temperature when operating in battery mode.

"The unit's greater battery runtime and lower operating temperature," explained Kaplan, "save money every day. Because the unit uses a battery's stored energy more efficiently, cable operators can purchase smaller batteries. And, because the unit operates 38% cooler than the competition, internal components have a longer useful life."