ZincFive Announces Private Label Agreement With Econolite, Industry Leader In Transportation Management Solutions

 Econolite collaborates with ZincFive UPStealth® for its innovation in system performance and patented nickel-zinc battery technology


PORTLAND, Oregon—(October 2017)ZincFive, an intelligent energy storage and delivery solutions company announces a private label agreement for its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) addressing traffic applications with transportation systems leader, Econolite. The private label agreement represents a significant expansion of the existing relationship between the companies and signifies a new level of commitment by both firms to address the high growth intelligent transportation systems market. The UPStealth uninterruptible power supply from ZincFive will be branded as ZincBlue BBS by Econolite and was designed by traffic experts to specifically address the 100 percent uptime requirements of modern intelligent transportation systems and traffic signal operations at the intersection.

”Econolite’s focus continues to be on helping its customers enhance safety and mobility, and one of the essential elements is the battery backup system,” said Econolite Sr. VP of Sales Mark Nogaki. “This will be even more important for connected and autonomous vehicle and smart city applications. Our collaboration with ZincFive will ensure our customers have access to one of the best UPS solutions for cost of ownership available – a more sustainable alternative to lead-acid-based systems.”

Among the groundbreaking capabilities of the UPS are higher performance parameters than existing systems, as well as a self-maintaining and environmentally safe solution featuring ZincFive’s patented nickel-zinc battery technology. The ZincFive battery chemistry is a disruptive alternative to traditional lead acid-or lithium-ion batteries in terms of performance, lower maintenance, smaller size and weight as well as improved physical and environmental safety. Combining these unique battery attributes with innovative controller and inverter design has created a solution that redefines the UPS for transportation applications.

 “Our expanded partnership with Econolite is the result of both firms recognizing and leveraging our respective strengths to capture the potential for ZincFive’s system and battery technology,” said Tim Hysell, CEO/Co-founder of ZincFive.  “Econolite’s leading position, brand and market reach in the transportation space will broaden the visibility for ZincFive’s unique technology and we look forward to a new chapter of growth for both firms.”

Econolite will launch the ZincBlue BBS on a global stage at the ITS World Congress in Montreal, Canada from October 30-November 2, 2017.

About ZincFive
Winner of the Oregon Technology 2017 Most Disruptive Technology Award, ZincFive, Inc. is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries like Intelligent Transportation, Data Centers, Automotive and more. With 73 patents and 30 patents pending, ZincFive leverages nickel-zinc chemistry and optimized battery control systems to deliver innovative, environmentally safe, highly recyclable, energy efficient and scalable solutions. ZincFive is a privately held Company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com

About Econolite
Established in 1933, Econolite is a leading provider of comprehensive traffic management solutions, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and engineering services. Committed to the advancement of connected vehicle and other leading-edge technologies, Econolite’s solutions ease traffic congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information:  www.econolite.com.

ZincFive Media Contact: Shirley Hancock 503.781.4234 or shirley@zincfive.com
ZincFive Sales Contact: Pete Johnson 503.399.3517 or pjohnson@zincfive.com

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