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IdaTech making progress on Asia-Pacific expansion for fuel cell telecoms backup

Telecoms backup fuel cell systems supplier IdaTech reports that its planned international expansion in the Asia-Pacific region is moving ahead apace. The firm has now opened a new regional sales office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to support the Asia-Pacific region. It has also signed two partnership agreements for marketing and distribution in the area, and completed a successful two-month installation trial in Malaysia with TIME dotCom.

The Asia-Pacific regional sales office for IdaTech, which opened last September, provides sales support to local customers and furthers the development of its strategic distribution partnerships. In collaboration with local partner UMW Industrial Power, office staff participated in the Asian Communications & Multimedia (ACM) Expo in Kuala Lumpur, and demonstrated IdaTech’s ElectraGen™ fuel cell system at the event.

The company recently signed a Value Added Reseller agreement with Tokai Engineering Sdn Bhd, covering the integration of its fuel cell units into telecoms networks in Malaysia. Supported by this new partner, IdaTech has successfully completed a two-month trial of its ElectraGen XTi liquid-fueled system on a TIME dotCom SHD fiber-optic network site that provides end-users with broadband, internet, voice and data services.

Replacing the existing diesel generator and battery bank, the ElectraGen fuel cell unit provides reliable, extended-run backup power while reducing operating costs. It operated successfully through a series of tests, and was found to be a reliable source of standby power, ready for deployment on the TIME dotCom network.

IdaTech has also signed a strategic Marketing Representation Agreement with ST Kinetics in Singapore for critical backup power applications. ST Kinetics is the land systems and specialty vehicles arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), a major integrated engineering group that provides systems and services to the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.

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