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Unveils PRONTOflow line of off-the-shelf, programmable thermal management products

May 24, 2004

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MILFORD, N.H. -- Degree Controls, Inc. (degreeC), a leading designer and manufacturer of complete, customized thermal solutions for densely packed electronic arrays such as telecom switching gear, is pleased to announce the introduction of their new PRONTOflow™ brand line of off-the-shelf, programmable thermal management products.

Rajesh Nair, founder of degreeC and Chief Technology Officer, explained that “We have always specialized in custom thermal solutions, but we have a growing number of telecom and electronics clients who have the technical expertise to come up with their own solutions if we can provide the basic tools. So we have distilled our many years of thermal experience into a line of PRONTOflow™ brand fully programmable thermal controllers and fan trays that allow an engineer a wide range of options for managing thermal issues while working within power, acoustic, and other constraints on specific applications.”

The PRONTOflow™ Controller accepts single or dual voltage inputs, is configured to accept 36 to 60 VDC and provides regulated voltage to a system of up to nine fans. Full communication to a host system is provided by both I2C and RS232 protocols. The controller card will work with local or remote sensors to provide closed loop temperature-based fan RPM control, fan synchronization, failure monitoring and status reporting, filter blockage detection, and comes with software allowing easy reprogramming of threshold alarms and fan speeds from a Windows-based PC. For less demanding applications, the line also includes PRONTOflow™ Controller Lite for managing up to four fans and a Flow Monitor card for simple monitoring of up to four fans. Separate power boards are available for AC-DC conversion and for wide range DC inputs.

For customers wanting complete fan trays, the PRONTOflow™ line also includes standard Flow Trays of three, six, or nine fans with a choice of controller cards and fan capacities.The company is accepting orders now for all PRONTOflow™ products.

Degree Controls Inc. (degreeC)

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