Spokane's ReliOn has one of its new fuel-cell backup systems nominated in the annual CTIA e-Tech Awards, given to companies introducing emerging new products in technology.
The company's microwave-oven-sized E-2500 fuel cell system has been named a finalist in the Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions, Applications and Hardware cagegory.
There are 14 separate categories in this year's CTIA contest, with winners chosen by popular vote.
The full list of nominees is here. Winners will be announced at International CTIA WIRELESS® 2011, taking place March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.
The E-2500 fuel cell is the third in a new ReliOn product line, the E-series.
The E-2500 provides 2,500 watts of power in a chassis that's 14 inches tall by 23 inches wide, and roughly 60 percent of the size of ReliOn’s 2,000-watt T-2000.
The ReliOn E-2500 is marketed as a backup power solution. It provides electricity for up to 24 hours for equipment needing up to 10 killowatts of power. Higher power configurations are available as well.
The main market is wireless telecommunications firms. Other ReliOn customers are in wireline telecoms, government and transportation networks communications.