News | April 2, 2009

Extended Warranty Options Available for Minuteman UPS

Para Systems has announced the availability of two new extended warranty options, allowing purchasers of Minuteman uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) to cost-effectively lengthen the warranty period from three years to five years. This new offering is in response to customer requests to provide warranty coverage through the life of a leasing contract or depreciation terms for new servers, data storage systems, security systems, or telephone/VoIP systems.

The extended warranties include either a standard or premier option. The Standard Extended Warranty program includes two additional years of full warranty protection, which is in addition to the current three-year warranty period provided on Minuteman UPSs. Free battery replacement is available to the user during the entire warranty period, and unlike many competitive warranties, Minuteman’s battery replacement program is not pro-rated over the life of the UPS.

The Premier Extended Warranty option includes priority status on a warranty claim, plus free freight on the repair or replacement of the Minuteman product. Free battery replacement is also included during the five-year warranty period, and if the batteries have not been replaced after four years, the user will be automatically contacted by Minuteman to remind them to replace the batteries. Once shipping information is confirmed, Minuteman replacement batteries will be sent with freight pre-paid, and the user can return the batteries for recycling at no additional charge.

“By offering these two new extended warranty options, we are allowing users to align their warranty with the typical five-year leasing programs, along with equipment depreciation terms,” stated Kevin Canole, director of product development for Para Systems. “We also think customers will appreciate the unique automatic battery replacement notification offered in the Premier package, along with the two extra years of peace-of-mind the extended warranty provides. Under this plan, there are absolutely no additional charges to the end-user for maintaining optimum performance from their Minuteman UPS for five years.”

When purchasing Minuteman UPSs from a distributor or reseller, the user can opt for one of the extended warranty choices. The extended warranty options are for UPSs acquired and installed only in the Continental United States. Users are also able to procure an extended warranty within 90 days of the original purchase. Further details on the extended warranties are available at www.minutemanups.com/extendedwarranty.

About Para Systems
Para Systems, Inc., based in Carrollton, TX, is a leading provider of power technologies. The company’s Minuteman brand of comprehensive power protection solutions range from small to large-scale uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products to a full line of unique surge suppressors, power distribution units, and remote power management systems. Minuteman products protect telephone/VOIP systems, personal computers, network servers and infrastructure peripherals, security systems, and industrial applications. The Minuteman brand of products is sold through a large network of distributors and resellers. Para Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, headquartered in Dallas, TX, whose roots date back to 1916. For more information, visit www.minutemanups.com.