Eaton Announces Firmware Upgrade

Raleigh, N.C. -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced a firmware upgrade to its ConnectUPS Mini-Slot (ConnectUPS-MS) and Network Management Card (NMC) Mini-Slot devices, which will enable full compatibility with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3). Eaton’s ConnectUPS-MS and NMC enable users to easily manage, monitor, and control remote uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) from Web browsers or industry-standard network management systems.

As distributed computing continues to grow, properly managing devices and communications resources in remote locations is vital – as is managing the UPSs that protect these critical assets. Now, with IPv6 compatibility, Eaton’s users can take full advantage of the IP’s many benefits. These include vastly increased address space, more efficient addressing and routing infrastructure, enhanced security, and improved service. For enhanced network management, SNMPv3 supports the more efficient IPv6 addressing, offering enhanced security features including data integrity checks, message authentication, privacy (encryption), and access control.

“Intelligently managing power quality systems across the network has become more important than ever,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Business Unit. “This latest firmware upgrade demonstrates how our development teams constantly integrate the latest technology to provide customers with the best solutions to protect and manage their vital assets.”

These cards allow for easy monitoring and management of the UPS using either a standard Web browser, third-party network management software, or through Eaton’s power management software.

For more information and to download the firmware upgrade, visit