Steve Ole Oleson from St. Louis, Missouri likes to be prepared. After a near miss from the devastating EF5 tornado that struck Joplin Missouri in 2011, Steve was determined to find a way to stay connected during a power outage.
As a sales and marketing consultant based out of his home office, Steve needs constant access to the Internet. His network availability is essential for both work and entertainment. Steve is one of millions of professionals working out of home offices today. And as high-speed wireless networks emerge as the new standard for Internet access, maintaining power to your home modem and wireless router has never been more important. Power loss can instantly take down your connection to the Internet, but an APC Back-UPS™ offers perfect power protection for home networks to keep you online.Staying online during power loss
The tornado that struck Joplin brought Steve to the realization that his home network required optimal protection to ensure connectivity.
“My media centers were already protected from power surges and outages with an APC Back-UPS, but to ensure availability during power loss, I decided to connect my modem and wireless router as well,” says Steve.
This strategy proved worthwhile during an intense windstorm where he lost power. His APC Back-UPS 500 enabled him to stay connected to the Internet for more than four hours. Because his network was protected, he was able to report the outage to the utility company online. “It wasn’t an emergency, but my Back-UPS made my life easier. My media centers were already protected from power surges and outages with an APC Back-UPS, but to ensure availability during power loss, I decided to connect my modem and wireless router as well,” says Steve.
APC Back-UPS offers more than back‑up power; it provides surge protection for sensitive media equipment such as receivers, HDTVs, and Blu-ray™ players. In Steve’s case, the few minutes of power protection allowed him to avoid damage to his electronics by sequentially shutting down his computer and media equipment.