N1 Critical Technologies was among the first winners of the inaugural Vision Awards, sponsored by FacilitiesNet.com.
The Janesville, Wisconsin-based creator of lithium-ion uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems was honored for innovation and excellence in developing products that contribute to the efficient and profitable operations and management of institutional and commercial buildings in the United States.
N1 Critical Technologies was the first company to launch a full lineup of UPS systems that used state-of-the-art, internal lithium-ion batteries for backing up critical electronic systems in the event of a power failure.
N1C has world-class single phase products ranging from 1kVA to 10kVA, which provide significantly longer ‘on battery’ runtime, up to 15 years battery life and an industry-best 10-year replacement warranty. It is the only company offering online double conversion UPS systems that protect against all nine power problems.
The L2000NB and L2000GNB models are the only UPS systems in the North American market that use external lithium-ion battery modules for extra long runtime. Such a system can power 1800 watts on one battery for more than 60 minutes. By comparison, a similarly sized UPS from a leading competitor would need four external batteries and take up 150 percent more space.
The company was also the first in the industry to have an internal lithium-ion battery in a three-phase UPS. N1C has two such models, a 20kVA and a 30kVA, perfect for small operations that need facility-wide backup power.
Lithium-ion batteries are proven to be more efficient and longer lasting than lead acid batteries commonly used in UPS systems. N1C customers can also realize a lower total cost of ownership as the long-life lithium-ion battery will not need replacing every 3-5 years as is common in lead acid systems.
“We’re thrilled with the award and have known since our products first came into the market place that they were the best UPS device available,” said Nate Ellsworth, co-founder and CEO. “Nobody else in the power protection industry can match what we do and offer the same advantages we have in our state-of-the-art products.”
Ellsworth and other N1C staffers will attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference in Orlando Nov. 13-14 to accept the award and display its products in the exposition hall (stop by booth #918) The NFMT Orlando conference is a showcase of new products and technologies in the facilities management world. It is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees representing companies from around the globe.
N1C’s Lithium-ion UPS systems are sold factory direct through N1C, and through a growing number of distribution and reselling partners across the United States and in Canada.
About the Vision Awards
The Vision Awards recognized products, systems and technologies in 10 categories: Exteriors, FM Building Services/Tools, Grounds, HVAC, Interiors, Life Safety & Security, Lighting, Power, Plumbing and Smart Buildings Technology.
2019 Vision Award Winners
- Exteriors: Progressive Materials, Rehau, SageGlass
- FM Building Services/Tools: Monnit Corp. Pure Air Control Services; Inc., QA Graphics
- Grounds: Hog Technologies, JLG Industries, New Pig
- HVAC: DriSteem, Navien; Inc., SolX Energy
- Interiors: Construction Specialties, JLG Industries, Karndean Designflooring
- Life Safety: Monnit Corp., Ruskin, Tripp Lite
- Lighting: Espen Technology, Flex Lighting Solutions, Hubbell Lighting
- Plumbing: Navien; Inc., Zurn Industries, RectorSeal
- Power: N1 Critical Technologies Inc. (N1C), Nextek Power Systems; Inc., Tripp Lite
- Smart Buildings/IoT/Software: Berk-Tek, Dude Solutions, Johnson Controls
“We were extremely pleased with the quality and quantity of entries we received,” said Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine. “This reinforces the fact that FM manufacturers are on the cutting edge of innovation. The product technologies that go into operating an efficient building are incredible. I’m glad that we can shine a spotlight on some of these products.”
More than 115 products entered this year’s Vision Awards program. The entries were judged by an independent panel of seven facilities executives: Mike Blackerby, Director of Operations, Camden County (Georgia) Schools; Jose Garcia; General Manager of Operations and Engineering, Albuquerque Convention Center; Mark L. Hummel; P.E., Assistant Director of Utilities, University of Notre Dame; Samir Patel, Director of Operations and Maintenance, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Brendan Robinson, P.E., Director of Facilities and Operations, Under Armour Real Estate Group;, Richard Steiger, Manager of Facilities Management, Orange County, Fla. Government; and Christopher Walinski, Building Operations Manager, Munich Reinsurance America.
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