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Altec JEMS 4 Series Featured at 2016 Work Truck Show

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altec, Inc. is pleased to introduce the JEMS 4 Series, an updated Jobsite Energy Management System for utility work trucks that provides significant reductions in carbon footprint, enhances engine life and reduces engine maintenance by automatically eliminating unneeded idle time.

"Altec has been developing and testing this product with our partner ZeroRPM to offer this feature-packed system for our customers" said Mark Greer, Altec Market Manager. "Many of our customers were actually involved in the development and configuration of the JEMS 4 Series offering."

The JEMS 4 Series features lithium-ion energy, engine-off cab heating and cooling and an electrified PTO (ePTO) for hydraulic power. The ePTO is an on-demand system which conserves energy by operating only with the activation of the upper or lower controller interlock or by engaging the hydraulic tool circuit.

The JEMS 4 Series adds only 300 pounds to a vehicle's weight, but is power packed with capability. It is equipped with Altec's advanced Idle Mitigation System, which eliminates unnecessary idle time whenever the vehicle is parked and automatically transitions from engine power to JEMS power. The JEMS 4 Series supports the EEI Transportation Electrification Initiative, has plug-in charge capability and also provides opportunity charging from the vehicle's electrical system. All Altec JEMS products incorporate integral safety interlocks ensuring the system operates in a dependable manner.

To learn more about the JEMS 4 Series visit Altec at Booth #2401 at this year's NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. For information on Altec Green Fleet and available equipment, call (800) 958-2555 or visit www.altec.com.

Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

CONTACT: Drew Smith (800) 958-2555 sales@altec.com www.altec.com

Source:Altec Inc.