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Alpha Technologies Wins Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition

Released on 11-17-2016

AlphaGateway SMG wins in Smart Cities Category; Named "Best Internet of Things Innovation" BELLINGHAM, Wash. – November 17, 2016 – Alpha Technologies Inc., a global leader in total broadband solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, an awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. The AlphaGateway SMG won the “Smart Cities” category and earned the “Best Internet of Things Innovation” award. The AlphaGateway SMG proactively addresses the increased demands of multiple service operators (MSOs) to deliver advanced services for customers using existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks. In addition to recent recognition from Broadband Technology Report, the Fierce Innovation ...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Alpha Technologies' 40 Years of Growth on Commerce Web…

Released on 11-10-2016

Broadband Power Leader Benefits from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Affiliation BELLINGHAM, Wash. – November 9, 2016 – Citing highly skilled, technical talent and expertise in reliable power, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted Alpha Technologies Inc. among the featured member organizations this month on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce web site. With millions of installations completed over its 40-year tenure, Alpha Technologies’ U.S. Chamber profile solidifies the company’s position as a global leader in broadband network products, services, software and consulting. ...

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Alpha Technologies Showcases Diamond-Ranked AlphaGateway Family for Advanced Cable, Broadb…

Released on 09-26-2016

Broadband Power Leader Equips MSOs for Untapped Revenue Opportunities, Improved Subscriber Service BELLINGHAM, Wash. – September 26, 2016 – Alpha Technologies Inc., global leader in broadband power solutions, unveiled the AlphaGateway family of products, which blend hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) power and backhaul capacity, during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo September 26 to 28 in Philadelphia. Awarded 4 out of 5 Diamonds in Broadband Technology Report’s 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews, the AlphaGateway approach proactively addresses the increased demands of multiple service operators (MSOs) to deliver advanced services for customers using existing HFC networks. Celebrating 40 years of broadband expertise, the AlphaGateway products join Alpha’s complete vision of delivering total broadband solution...

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Alpha introduces Wall-Mount Charger for industrial applications

Released on 03-02-2016

High performance chargers provide big power in small space BELLINGHAM, WA – Alpha Industrial Power, an innovator in the development of industrial-grade powering solutions and a member of The Alpha Group, is introducing a new wall-mount charging system that provides incredible power in a very small package. The innovative Alpha Charging System (ACS) Wall Mount charger is designed to charge all types of stationary batteries for industrial, utility, petrochemical and fire/utility applications. Standard features include a compact 10RU enclosure, which accommodates up to six, hot swappable, convection cooled, Cordex™ 1.1kW rectifiers. The 1.1kW Cordex rectifiers possess high power density, providing the greatest power possible in the least amount of wall space. ...

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Alpha announces acquisition of Seldon Systems and Continuity EMS Platform

Released on 01-18-2016

Alpha Announces Acquisition of Seldon Systems and Continuity EMS Platform Alpha Technologies Inc., global leader in broadband power solutions, announced today the acquisition of Alpharetta, GA based Seldon Systems. Seldon is a leading developer of enterprise power management solutions for the cable television, broadband, data center and telecommunications industries. Prior to this latest acquisition of all remaining outstanding shares, Alpha was Seldon’s largest single strategic investor. Alpha and Seldon have worked cooperatively for many years to bring technologically advanced, feature-rich power monitoring and management solutions to their shared customer base. “This acquisition is an extension of Alpha’s close involvement and collaborative relationship with Seldon and supports ...

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Alpha Releases Cheetah 6.0 for Advanced Network Monitoring

Released on 12-15-2015

December Webinars will Demonstrate Increased Speed, more Intuitive Interface Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions leader, is pleased to announce the release of CheetahXD 6.0 software, the latest version of the most technologically advanced network monitoring and management platform. Alpha is inviting current or new customers to three webinar opportunities in December which will demonstrate the software’s improved power and new features. CheetahXD software helps clients consolidate HFC network operations by providing end-to-end visibility across the HFC operations environment, enabling personnel to proactively isolate network problems, and by providing a real-time, fault and performance framework to help pinpoint performance problems. With the release of CheetahXD 6.0, users will ...

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Alpha’s New PoE and Backhaul Device Mounts Anywhere Along HFC Network

Released on 10-15-2015

Alpha’s New PoE and Backhaul Device Mounts Anywhere Along HFC Network Alpha Technologies is pleased to announce the debut of a new power and data backhaul device that offers MSO’s a new, untapped revenue stream on existing infrastructure. The new Alpha PG-D Power Gateway can be connected anywhere along the HFC network, and converts the voltage and bandwidth into a standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) interface for street-level devices. The Alpha PG-D allows the deployment of carrier-class Wi-Fi networks, or other connected devices, such as cameras or traffic monitoring devices. Roughly the size of a loaf of bread, Alpha’s PG-D can be strand, wall, or pole mounted, provides power and backhaul for up to two separate devices, and is built with hardened components to withstand years of seve...

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Alpha Introduces AlphaNet DM3.0: Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 Management Hub Expands Outside Plan…

Released on 10-14-2015

Alpha Introduces AlphaNet DM3.0: Integrated DOCSIS 3.0 Management Hub Expands Outside Plant Power Management Power management of the outside plant is getting a major boost, thanks to Alpha’s new DM3.0. The new status monitoring card is an upgrade to the existing DSM3 family for Alpha XM3’s and XM2’s, and represents a significant advancement in technology. In addition to providing real-time monitoring of HFC network health, including integrated power supply management, standard ANSI/SCTE alarms and data, and additional alarm parameters, the DM3.0 expands outside plant management and power supply functionality by providing: A gigabit Ethernet port, which when combined with an optional PoE injector, creates a powered gateway device for Wi-Fi, cameras or other devices. The ability...

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Alpha Committed to Goals of SCTE’s Energy 2020 Plan

Released on 10-13-2015

Alpha Committed to Goals of SCTE's Energy 2020 Plan This week Alpha reaffirms its commitment to meet or exceed the goals of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Energy 2020 plan. From manufacturing headend powering equipment which meets or exceeds the SCTE 186 standard, to supplying outside plant power supplies which have the industry’s highest efficiency ratings ever offered, Alpha stands ready to help SCTE and MSO’sprepare for an energy efficient future.Energy 2020 is the future for advancement of comprehensive energy strategies for the cable/broadband industry. The primary goal is to create standards that will be incorporated into cable network equipment requirements to help improve equipment efficiency and reduce growing energy consumption and costs. In the U.S a...

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UGE International and Alpha Energy to Collaborate on Microgrid Projects

Released on 08-31-2015

Companies See Alliance on Renewable Energy Projects as Large Contributor to Future Growth in Fast Growing Distributed Solar and Microgrid Sector UGE International (TSX-V:UG, OTC:UGEIF), a global leader in distributed renewable energy solutions for businesses, and Alpha Energy, an engineering procurement and construction firm, have entered into an agreement to work jointly on the development, installation, maintenance and financing of distributed generation projects. The collaboration will put forth a unique vertically integrated team, with the ability to efficiently approach the distributed generation and energy storage markets on a global basis, which is projected to grow at a rate of 300 percent per year according to Navigant Research. UGE is a leading full service renewable ene...

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Alpha brings the latest broadband security products to ABTA 2015

Released on 07-29-2015

Alpha Technologies, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of advance power systems, today announced it will showcase its broad range of security products, from enclosures to internal and external security devices, and its industry-leading power supplies at ABTA 2015 taking place in São Paulo, Brazil, August 4-6. Cable and broadband networks in the Latin American region, including Brazil, are experiencing significant growth, resulting in investment in new equipment. Protecting that investment against vandalism and theft is an important industry concern. When equipment is not properly protected, it means some of Brazil’s 20 million pay-tv subscribers could go without service while providers are left working overtime to make repairs. ...

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Alpha Technologies to showcase rugged outdoor backup power solutions at Electronic Securit…

Released on 06-16-2015

Alpha to present the industry standard in backup power solutions to ensure security systems stay powered in any environmentAlpha Technologies, a leader in backup power systems and equipment for security applications, will showcase its line of uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) for indoor or outdoor use and a complete solar power system for off-grid applications, at the Electronic Security Expo (booth 141) in Baltimore, June 24-26.Because electronic monitoring and security systems are dependent on power grids, no power means no security. In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, or even a short brownout, it is critical that these systems have reliable backup power. Unfortunately, quality power systems that can withstand these conditions, as well as everyday wear-and-tear of outdoor e...

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Sun shines on OutBack Power for Intersolar Europe trade show

Released on 06-11-2015

Energy storage, growing global market generates added interest in OutBack productsWhile the global interest in renewable energy continues its rapid ascent, the recent focus on energy storage has phones ringing at OutBack Power Technologies from installers and customers alike. The company will showcase its fully integrated energy storage and solar power solutions at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich, Germany, June 10-12. OutBack Power has been in the renewable energy business for 14 years and has built its reputation largely on rugged and reliable, off-grid solar power systems, often used in remote locations around the world where the nearest utility grid may be 100 miles away. The company is also a member of The Alpha Group, a group of independent companies that design an...

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Alpha introduces new broadband power supply at ANGA COM trade show

Released on 06-03-2015

EM Series adds to Alpha’s industry-leading suite of power solutionsAlpha Technologies announces the launch of the new EM Series power supply for European cable television and broadband LAN distribution systems. Designed, tested and manufactured to meet or exceed the demands of the European market as an entry-level standby power supply, the EM Series’ capabilities can be expanded with external components. The power supply will be shown at ANGA COM (booth 10.2/E41) along with Alpha’s full line of cable/broadband power systems, fiber power solutions and renewable energy equipment.   The same team that delivered the XM Series power supply is now delivering the EM Series. Alpha’s XM Series is the most widely used power supply in North America and many parts of the world. Alpha’s legacy inc...

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Alpha’s global product tour heads to Singapore for CommunicAsia

Released on 06-03-2015

As a worldwide designer and manufacturer of advanced power systems for broadband, renewable, backup power, and industrial applications, Alpha Technologies is constantly on the move. The Alpha team will make their next stop in Singapore June 2-5 to display a wide array of power solutions at the CommunicAsia trade show.At Alpha booth (booth BL3-07), the company will display several broadband power products engineered to enhance overall network reliability, security and performance while meeting the requirements that are unique to individual markets around Asia. Among these are Alpha’s line of broadband power supplies, including the flagship XM3-HP, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) featuring leading-edge efficiency ratings, enhanced protection levels and the tightest output voltage regul...

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Alpha Technologies sets goal for SCTE 186 compliant cable/broadband equipment

Released on 05-21-2015

Alpha's newest headend powering products meet or exceed standardAlpha Technologies continues to set the bar as the leader in innovation, quality and reliability in cable/broadband equipment. This week Alpha announced that 100 percent of its headend powering equipment meets or exceeds the requirements of the SCTE 186 standard, and anticipates that all next-generation headend products will do the same.The announcement was made in conjunction with an SCTE Energy 2020 plenary session in Herndon, Virginia. Energy 2020 is the cable industry's international program to reduce projected energy costs and consumption by up to 25 percent on a unit basis by the end of the current decade."Complying with SCTE 186 will make it easier for us to design, manufacture and test products to meet the needs of our...

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Alpha Technologies committed to goals of SCTE’s Energy 2020 plan

Released on 04-15-2015

Alpha Technologies continues to set the bar as the leader in innovation, quality and reliability in cable/broadband powering equipment. This week Alpha reaffirmed its commitment to meet or exceed the goals of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Energy 2020 plan.Energy 2020 is the future for advancement of comprehensive energy strategies for the cable/broadband industry.The primary goal is to create standards that will be incorporated into future cable network equipment requirements to help improve equipment efficiency and reduce growing energy costs. In the U.S alone, it’s estimated power usage for cable/broadband could grow annually from $1 billion to as much as $4 billion by 2020...

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Alpha Technologies opens cable/broadband training center in Georgia

Released on 03-11-2015

Alpha Technologies cut the ribbon in February for a new training center which will provide hands-on training for Critical Infrastructure Powering professionals in the cable telecommunications industry. Alpha representatives, executives from the cable industry and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) were on hand for the ceremony.John Hewitt, Alpha’s Vice President of Broadband Sales and Product Management, presided over the event, making introductions and providing a tour of the new facility.“Alpha power equipment and services are used by the leading MSO’s throughout the industry,” said John Hewitt, Alpha’s Vice President of Broadband Sales and Product Management. “So we were very appreciative to have many of them represented at the new training center’s grand opening.”...

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Expanding global broadband network increases need for reliable backup power

Released on 02-18-2015

As the worldwide broadband market sees record growth, Alpha Technologies is positioning itself to continue to be a leader and innovator in reliability, security and performance for backup power systems. As part of that effort, Alpha Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Loeffelholz as Alpha’s new Director of Product Management responsible for cable broadband products.Loeffelholz comes on board at the start of another busy year at Alpha Technologies. He will be responsible for the next generation of power supply, generator, enclosure and fiber optic power products. Several new products are expected to be announced this year, with several more slated for 2016. Alpha continues to see rapid growth and sustainable expanding markets in the global broadband market...

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Showcase Full Suite of Power Solutions at Convergence India

Released on 01-22-2015

  Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions provider, will display a wide array of Cable TV/Broadband, Industrial and Renewable Energy Power products this week at Convergence India in New Delhi. “With over 30 years of cable TV and broadband powering expertise, Alpha has established a reputation for product reliability and value,” said Drew Zogby, Alpha Technologies’ President and COO. “We are committed to bringing those same virtues to a new set of customers who demand reliability and value from the power solutions being deployed in the growing, worldwide broadband network. We look forward to showcasing a number of these solutions at Convergence India.”...

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Alpha Announces Cheetah Technologies Deal

Released on 12-02-2014

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions provider, announced its acquisition of the assets of the Status Monitoring division of Pittsburg, PA based Cheetah Technologies. Cheetah is a leading developer and supplier of network monitoring hardware and software solutions for the Global Cable and Broadband industry. As a leader in broadband powering solutions, Alpha has always maintained a close working relationship with strategic network monitoring partners. This acquisition marks the next step in a long, cooperative history between Alpha and Cheetah, who both collaborated in outside plant power supply monitoring for several decades to serve similar markets and mutual customers. Cheetah’s technical talent in hardware and software monitoring platforms has a synergistic fit with Alpha’s cur...

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Alpha Technologies Expands Service and Repair Network in Latin America With Two New Locati…

Released on 11-20-2014

Alpha Technologies, Inc., leading power systems provider, today announces the opening of two additional service centers in Latin America as part of a continuing effort to better serve current and future customers. The centers are located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Communication networks have never been more complex than today. In addition, the increasingly competitive landscape has created additional network challenges. This has resulted in an array of both technical and operational issues that must be addressed in a timely manner to assure operators’ high-capacity, high-speed and interactive networks meet their needs and their customers’ needs. These needs become amplified when customers are located in countries that face logistical challenges due to distance...

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Alpha Demos XM360 Maintenance Management System at Expo

Released on 09-23-2014

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions leader, will provide on-site demos of its XM360 Maintenance Management System to the North American market at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO. The innovative XM360 program is designed to extract power supply service data and generate real-time diagnostic reports to save costs and enhance network upgrade planning for the Outside Plant network.   “XM360 is the first full-featured, web-enabled network maintenance management solution for the broadband industry,” said VP of Strategic Platforms, Jim Heidenreich. “With over 595,000 standby power systems in North America approaching their end of useful life, XM360 will be a valuable asset for Outside Plant technicians and network operators alike.”...

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Alpha Showcases Power Solutions and Services at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Released on 11-20-2014

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions provider, will display a wide array of Cable TV/Broadband Power products and services this week at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO.   “With network reliability being of critical importance, MSO’s recognize the need to proactively maintain their network assets,” said Drew Zogby, Alpha Technologies’ President and COO. “With over three decades of industry leadership, Alpha offers expertise in both the products and comprehensive services that are critical in building and maintaining a reliable network. We are excited to showcase our industry leading power products and our growing service offerings at the upcoming SCTE Cable Tec EXPO.”...

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Alliance of Industry Leaders Unite to Help Operations Optimize Network Power Performance …

Released on 09-12-2014

Three industry-leading companies have joined forces in a cooperative, independent alliance to leverage synergistic strengths and maximize individual expertise, all focused on optimizing the reliability and performance of the network power systems.   Power technology provider Alpha Technologies, Inc., together with leading operational excellence consulting firm opXL, LLC, and monitoring systems solution provider, Seldon Systems, Inc., have combined decades of experience to leverage and maximize benefit to broadband operators across a wide array of operational functions.   Each member of the alliance brings specific and critical expertise to the mix, combining a matrix of functions into a methodology of positive change. The team focuses on a unique “Assess, Execute & Validate” ...

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Alpha Exceeds New OSHPD Manufacturing Standards for Power Products

Released on 07-09-2014

Worldwide power solutions leader, Alpha Technologies, is proud to have secured extreme seismic testing certifications from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). These coveted certifications are awarded when systems meet established reliability standards to guard against damage in the event of a major earthquake.To date, both Alpha's 24V and 125V power systems have achieved OSHPD seismic certification. Each system consists of an industrialized battery rack, NiCad batteries and an intelligent battery charging system. The 24V power system is a 2-step rack, while the 125V power system is a 2-tier rack.Seismic testing is conducted using a shake table, a device intended to simulate ground movements that would occur during an earthquake. The table utilizes a 14,000 lb. ...

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Alpha Offers Advanced Power Monitoring Feature Set Through Firmware Upgrade

Released on 03-24-2014

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions provider, announces the availability of a firmware upgrade for its AlphaNet DSM3 Family of Status Monitoring cards. The AlphaNet™ family of networking products, including the 3rd generation DSM3 DOCSIS® Status Monitoring broadband power communication card, enables Alpha's XM3-HP, XM2-HP, XM2, XM2-300HP and GMX CableUPS® to connect directly to an HFC network through an embedded DOCSIS® cable modem. The firmware upgrade, version 4.4.9.0_03.13, offers enhanced features, designed to provide operators with greater network visibility and diagnostic capabilities including downstream QAM constellation monitoring, microreflection monitoring, DC generator support and generic I/O device monitoring for accessories such as an enclosure moisture sensor or ba...

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Alpha Technologies Introduces New DCX2000 Portable Generator

Released on 01-22-2014

Alpha Technologies, worldwide power solutions provider, introduces the AlphaGen DCX2000 emergency backup portable generator for cable TV, broadband and telecommunications applications. Easily deployed in the event of planned or unplanned network power outages, the compact, lightweight DCX2000 generator is designed specifically to enhance reliability in networks where integrated generators are not a primary component of the power infrastructure. “The DCX2000 enhances network reliability through easy deployment and by streamlining the way portable generators are connected to power supplies,” noted Dale Schermerhorn, DCX2000 Product Manager. “By connecting directly to the batteries, the DCX2000 eliminates the need for transfer switches typically required for AC generators. Because ...

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