Emerson Network Power Creates VAP Program for Embedded Computing

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], announced the Value Added Partner (VAP) program for its Embedded Computing business. Formed to organize an ecosystem of partners that provide additional value to Emerson’s embedded computing solutions, the VAP program increases Emerson’s penetration into its traditional markets and extends its reach into new markets.

Current partners include ACT/Technico, Emtech LLC, NEI, Network Allies and Suntron Open Systems Solutions, companies with expertise in specific product and service offerings and/or market segments, including the telecommunications, defense and aerospace industries. This expertise facilitates the development of customized solutions by companies who are the most familiar with the challenges within a specific industry and application environment.

For example, a defense prime needed a solution that included the high performance of Emerson Network Power’s MVME6100 VMEbus single-board computer (SBC) but also required extended temperature ranges. Using Emerson’s SBC, ACT/Technico created a customized solution by adding the extra thermal capability required by the customer, thus driving innovation and adding value.

“Our Value Added Partner program cultivates an environment of service and innovation to our customers,” said Eric Gauthier, vice president of worldwide sales for Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business. “By leveraging their technology, expertise and industry-specific acumen, our partners add value to Emerson products, delivering a complete solution to a broader range of next-generation, vertical market applications, directly benefiting our customers.”

Partner benefits include direct communication, sales and technical training, as well as direct marketing support from Emerson Network Power. Consideration for the VAP program is at the sole discretion of Emerson Network Power.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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