4 January 2019: Exide Industries, the Indian lead battery maker, stepped into the small office home office market in November with a new range of UPS batteries especially for this sector.
The Power NXT lead acid batteries were launched in Bangalore by Arun Mittal, director for the industrial division of Exide Industries.
He said the batteries would work across a wide range of applications for SOHO users and other small businesses such as diagnostic centres.
“Earlier, the typical demand on a power back-up system was to keep the lights and fans running,” he said, and for many home workers, including a lot of women, some of whom make clothing accessories for companies such as high street retailer Monsoon, an uninterruptible power supply for these applications is vital.
“But now these businesses also need back-up for billings, point of sale card swipe, running CCTV and so on,” he said. “Our Power NXT has been designed to address this new need of the growing economy of India.”
According to the 2017 report WorkIndia by Regus, a global provider of workspace products, around 62% of business people in India work 2.5 or more days a week remotely. In the same report, 81% of business people were quoted as saying they expected demand for flexible workspace to increase.
“Exide has always remained on the cutting edge of international technology by offering products that are a generation ahead of the competition and address the real need of the user,” Mittal said.