American Power Conversion, or APC, has a new broadband power protection solution for home networking equipment: the US$99.95 Back-UPS ES 725.
It offers high-level surge protection for high-speed Internet lines including cable modem, DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), telephone, Ethernet, single-line phone/fax, modem, and DSS (Digital Subscriber Service) systems. The Back-UPS ES 725 provides battery backup for a desktop computer, monitor, hubs/routers, and other electronic equipment in case of a power failure.
The power protection device has USB connectivity and includes APC’s PowerChute Personal Edition software, system shutdown software with power management functions for use Mac OS X. The Back-UPS ES 725 has eight high-powered outlets (four “battery plus surge” and four “surge only” outlets) that provide protection for extra desktop peripherals. Also, the outlets can accommodate two transformer block-shaped plugs.