SFC Smart Fuel Cell Launches Joint Power Manager

• International launch of portable defense application at SOFIC 2009
• Joint Power Manager allows soldiers to make optimum use of all available power sources in the field
• System enables fully integrated, highly efficient power network for electrical devices
• Over 1,000 Power Managers already deployed in the field

BRUNNTHAL/MUNICH, Germany — June 4, 2009 — SFC Smart Fuel Cell, leading supplier of fuel cell products for mobile and off-grid power applications, today announced the launch of the SFC Joint Power Manager for defense applications at Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Fla.
The SFC Joint Power Manager is the advanced version of SFC’s Power Manager that was developed in close cooperation with the U.S. Air Force.

The SFC Joint Power Manager is an intelligent portable power-management device that assures continuous operation of any electrical equipment carried by special operations soldiers, as well as charging batteries. It fully hybridizes available power sources, including batteries, vehicle power, solar and fuel cells for highest efficiency.

The portable application can charge up to four different batteries simultaneously, because the variable outlets can be configured to supply the correct voltage to each device. The SFC Joint Power Manager also provides a constant indication of each battery’s state of charge. Over 1,000 units of the previous version of the Power Manager have been successfully deployed in the field.

In combination with SFC’s portable JENNY fuel cell, the SFC Joint Power Manager represents the modern way to efficiently supply power for all sorts of missions: It reduces the overall weight of a soldier’s conventional battery-based power system by more than 80 percent. As a result it increases flexibility and mobility and simplifies logistics.

The Joint Power Manager further underscores SFC’s leadership in fuel cell products and technologies. The company’s M-25 Portable Fuel Cell System and the JENNY fuel cell won first and third prizes, respectively, in the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2008 Wearable Power Competition. SFC has sold more than 13,000 fuel cell products.

“We are proud that with the Joint Power Manager we can offer a fully integrated electrical power network solution that meets all requirements of mobile and portable power supply for special operations forces,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell. “With its flexibility and weight-saving benefits, the Joint Power Manager makes an important contribution to mobility and energy efficiency of soldiers in the field.”

SFC will demonstrate its Joint Power Manger at booth 831/833 during SOFIC at the Tampa Convention Center, June 2-4, 2009.

About SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets.  As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards.  SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries.  Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped more than 13,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than four years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2000 certified. SFC is based in Brunnthal, Germany, and has a U.S. sales and technical service office in Atlanta.

SFC Press Contact:
Ulrike Schramm
Public Relations Manager
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
D-85649 Brunnthal
Tel. +49 89 673 592-379
Fax. +49 89 673 592-169
Email: [email protected]

SFC Investor Relations:
Barbara v. Frankenberg
Investor Relations Manager
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
D-85649 Brunnthal
Tel. +49 89 673 592 378
Fax. +49 89 673 592 169
Email: [email protected]


 

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