Chief acquired A/V rack manufacturer Raxxess in 2009, and the company is now ready to begin shipping its "next generation" A/V rack systems under the Raxxess brand name.
The E1 and S1 Raxxess Series racks boast features like extra space on the bottom for mounting small components, and ventilation options. The E1 Series is an enclosed rack with solid steel construction; laser cut knockouts and integrated cable tie points with an included rear rack rail. The S1 Series is a knockdown rack constructed of solid steel that Chief says it easy to assemble in five minutes.
"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," explains Carl Breczinski, Product Manager for the new Chief Raxxess Series. "We believe that our customers will see the benefits that these new racks can bring to their next job."
A line of accessories, including products bundled with SurgeX surge arresters and thermal management products like the new 1U Fan Panel and Filtered Fan, will also be available to complement the racks.
Also new this year is RackBuilder, Chief's professional online rack mount configuration tool. Users follow five steps, and the system will automatically calculate rack space capacity and compatibility and show the results in real-time.
"RackBuilder will fundamentally change the way our customers specify and order rack configurations," says Laurie Englert, Chief's Marketing Director. "Unlike other tools in the industry, 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."