The new generation of SmartUPS from APC by Schneider Electric are designed with the twin goals of lower operating costs and improved environmental friendliness in mind. One of the key aspects of lower costs and green benefits are far better management of batteries. The SmartUPS use a far more intelligent approach to charging and battery replacement. This means lower cost from maximizing battery life and fewer replacements, while fewer discarded batteries is a real benefit to the environment. APC also offers, through resellers, a service for disposing of old batteries that removes the compliance management issues from IT staff, eliminating a true headache!