Chief launches Raxcess series of AV racks

Dec. 21, 2010

AV mounts and rack solutions provider Chief has announced that it is now shipping its E1 and S1 Series racks.

"Similar to our infield research when launching the Fusion Mount Line, this new innovative line is the result of listening to what our customers said would make their installs easier and more efficient," Carl Breczinski, product manager for the new Chief Raxxess series, said in the announcement. "We believe that our customers will see the benefits that these new racks can bring to their next job."

From extra space gained in the bottom of each rack for mounting small components, to offering consistent ventilation options, the new Raxxess series boasts advanced features and quality engineering, Breczinski said.

Two new rack configurations have begun shipping: The E1 Raxxess series rack is an enclosed rack with solid steel construction, laser cut knock-outs and integrated cable tie points with an included rear rack rail. The S1 Raxxess rack is an easy-to-assemble, knock-down rack with solid steel construction.

A full line of accessories, including products bundled with SurgeX surge arresters and thermal management products, including the 1U Fan Panel and Filtered Fan to protect equipment from dust, are also are to the new line.

Also new this year is RackBuilder, Chief's professional online rack mount configuration tool.

"RackBuilder will fundamentally change the way our customers specify and order rack configurations," Chief marketing director Laurie Englert said in the announcement. "RackBuilder offers a real-time solution with precise, photorealistic renderings of our rack products, allowing customers to build, save and e-mail rack configurations quickly and easily — all online."

Users will walk through a series of five steps that will guide them to complete rack mount solutions, the company said. RackBuilder monitors and automatically calculates rack space capacity and compatibility to show the results of the users' selections in real-time.

Topics: Hardware , Installation / Integration

Companies: Chief

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