Broadcast rack features a modular frame

Paul Boughton

Optima Stantron has released a broadcast rack design that features a modular frame. The rugged, customisable design helps reduce installation costs, upgrade requirements and service time.

Offering a professional appearance along with its flexibility, versatility and strength, the new 12-gauge steel frame endures in the most demanding, pre- to post-production applications.

The new rack comes in standard widths of 22-in, 24-in, 27-in and 29-in, depths of 36-in, 42-in or 48-in and heights from 35U to 48U, with custom sizes available.

Various door perforation shapes and sizes can be configured to meet application airflow requirements, enabling users to design a custom-tailored, cost-effective unit.

With front recesses up to 7-in and short side panel options available, the rack easily accommodates a hot/cold aisle air flow configuration without additional accessories to conserve energy and lower cooling costs.

The new enclosure offers many custom design features incorporated on the standard platform to further reduce costs, while contributing to its sleek appearance. This includes an electrostatically-applied powder coating, available in several contemporary colors, that is thermally set to a hard, durable finish. Custom colour matching is also available.

A wide selection of doors, side panels, top and bottom covers include easily removable dual side panels that come with or without a lock as well as lift-off doors with no loose parts—the hinges lock into place when the door closes.

The new rack can be outfitted with a number of accessories, such as ladder racks, lacing panels and split-EIA rails.  A hidden screw enables the unit to be bolted down, and it can be rated for Zone 4/seismic compliance to protect against earthquakes.

While front and rear brushed cable entry is standard, access at the top is also an option. Knockout cable openings in the frame’s sides allow for integrated cable access.