Readers urged to double-check APC kit before buying

Windows is urging any users that buy – or are looking to buy – APC’s products to double check their validity after several containers full of fake versions turned up in Dubai.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  July 17, 2005

Windows is urging any users that buy – or are looking to buy – APC’s products to double check their validity after several containers full of fake versions turned up in Dubai. APC, which manufacturers products such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), has seen sales through authorised regional distributors drop off in recent weeks after fake products arrived in Dubai from the Far East. The vendor is therefore urging its channel partners and resellers to source products wisely. Windows suggests end users do the same as fake products are likely to be lower quality and in the case of UPS products, a malfunctioning product is next to useless. “At present, all customers and partners should choose their sources wisely, and certainly seek clarification from our local staff as needed,” said Aaron Davis, VP of worldwide marketing and communications at APC. “We are developing alternate methods to ensure counterfeiting is an unattractive exercise in the market and will be rolling these out over the next few months,” he added.

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