Metallic Power Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) and the Outside Plant, Power and Services group of Marconi Corp. plc announced a partnership to provide zinc-based, fuel cell, backup power sources. Under the terms of the reseller agreement, Marconi will use Metallic Power's zinc fuel cells in a variety of applications in the telecommunications industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, Marconi will place an order with Metallic Power for fuel cells used in telecommunications backup applications. Marconi will also combine Metallic Power's regenerative fuel cells and Marconi's enclosures together with dc power supplies developed by Marconi's Power division to provide a long-lasting backup power solution for its customers. The turnkey power systems will provide alternative and redundant power backup to the wireless and wireline telecom industry in the US, Canada and Mexico. As part of the agreement, Marconi will provide system installation and maintenance through its services group.