PECO II Enters Strategic Partnership With Lineage Power

July 15, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

PECO II, Inc. and Lineage Power announced a strategic partnership under the terms and conditions of a multiyear product and services supply agreement. PECO II will develop multiple next-generation power systems that incorporate Lineage Power’s dc power conversion components. According to the company, the next-generation PECO II systems will reflect the continuing evolution of enhanced user interfaces and maintenance features, and will be controlled by an advanced version of PECO’s Phoenix™ Controller. The new systems are said to meet the needs of wireline, wireless, Internet and cable service providers.

PECO II states that it has a proven model of designing end-user systems around leading power conversion components and values all of its supplier relationships. Adding Lineage to the core group of suppliers will enable PECO to offer its customers a wider variety of choices. PECO states that the partnership enhances its ability to provide leading-edge solutions backed by unparalleled customer care.

In addition to the product agreement, PECO II will also have access to Lineage services personnel to leverage skills and customer relationships to help the company successfully execute new services contracts and awards. As part of the agreement, PECO II will also integrate, engineer, furnish, install and maintain power systems featuring the Lineage Power technology.

"We believe in providing our customers with the best technology and reliability at competitive cost and delivery," said Al Cioffi, PECO II Vice President of Power Systems. "This partnership strengthens our solutions with power conversion components purpose-built to exceed rigorous North American telecom standards, backed by decades of proven product strength and a Bell Labs heritage of innovation at Lineage Power. It also provides PECO with a roadmap to providing truly green power systems.

PECO II power systems that utilize Lineage components will feature "Powered by Lineage" cobranding. All PECO II power systems will preserve the familiar controller craft interface to interoperate seamlessly with current customer environments, and also preserve existing financial and training investments. High-efficiency rectifiers from Lineage embedded into the PECO II solution may reduce energy loss and associated heat output by up to 50% when compared with competitive offerings and/or legacy rectifiers.

"PECO II extends our market reach in North America with a partner that is well respected for its services quality and on-time delivery record," said Greg Fasullo, Vice President and General Manager of Energy Systems for Lineage Power. "Our products, combined with PECO II’s systems integration expertise and rock-solid customer relationships, deliver a powerful go-tomarket channel for Lineage Power."

PECO II anticipates new power systems featuring the Lineage rectifiers to be available in the next 90 days. The supply agreement will allow PECO II to access Lineage Power’s North American engineering resources and global manufacturing capabilities.