Photo Release -- VYCON Expands Growth in Latin America With Environmentally Friendly Energy Storage Solutions -- Appoints Alejandro Cantu to Lead
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com), a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that it expanding its presence in the Latin America region with its award-winning VDC-XE and its higher current model, VDC-XE HC clean energy storage solutions. To capitalize on the growing need for reliable, clean energy storage and better serve customers, VYCON has appointed seasoned regional sales manager, Alejandro Cantu, to lead the sales efforts in Latin America. VYCON will showcase its award-winning flywheel solutions at Datacenter Dynamics in Brazil (October 1-2, 2012) and in Mexico City (October 23rd).
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Throughout the Latin America region growth and development of data centers is increasing, along with the demand for uninterruptible power systems (UPSs). According to IMS Research, growth of three-phase power protection units is expected to continue in Latin America especially with the help of government and infrastructure investments in Brazil and Mexico. "Brazil presents the best opportunity for three-phase UPS growth," said IMS Research Market Analyst Lori Lewis. "With an economically healthier middle class, more individuals are able to take advantage of modern day information technology and mobile computing devices resulting in exponentially growing computing and data storage needs. Three-phase UPSs going into data centers will have to grow just as fast in order to keep up with all of this increased demand."
VYCON's award-winning flywheel systems are deployed by data centers around the globe and are the perfect complement to UPSs, replacing space- and maintenance-intensive batteries. Protecting servers against power problems is common in data centers, however being able to do this in a more reliable and environmentally friendly way is getting the attention of organizations that want to institute green initiatives without sacrificing reliability.
"The need for reliable energy storage, energy efficiency as well as implementing green initiatives is rapidly increasing in Latin America and we look forward to our continued growth in the region," said Frank DeLattre, President of VYCON. "Alejandro brings a wealth of experience and sales success in power quality and will be instrumental to us in growing our business in Latin America."
Traditionally, UPSs rely on lead-acid batteries to provide temporary power to keep servers running during a power disturbance. However, lead-acid batteries are toxic, require frequent maintenance and expensive cooling. Flywheels rely on kinetic energy and therefore are inherently greener and safer. Moreover, VYCON's patented technology enables the flywheels to charge and discharge at high rates for countless cycles without degradation throughout their 20-year life – unlike traditional batteries. This combined with no bearing replacement, no cooling and small footprint makes the VYCON clean energy storage system the ideal solution for data centers.
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