Monday, March 12, 2012

New Rack All-Rounder Impresses Through Simplicity and Efficiency

At CeBIT 2012, Rittal is presenting a newly developed rack system, known as "TS IT" for the first time. It is envisaged as a future world standard for network and server technology. An intelligent modular system of rack and accessories, as well as reduced complexity and easy-to-install Plug & Play technology, ensure far greater efficiency in ordering and assembly - and thus lower costs. With its new "TS IT", Rittal has succeeded in meeting all the requirements of modular and flexible network and server racks with a single mass produced rack system.

The new "TS IT" rack system from Rittal is now making the IT world much easier. Previously, when users chose a new rack for a network or server installation, the planning phase usually took a long time. Selection and ordering was made complicated by the large number of types and accessories and possible combinations thereof. The subsequent assembly was correspondingly complex and time-consuming once all the components had been successful delivered. Customised, pre-assembled solutions directly from the manufacturer used to be associated with longer delivery times and additional costs. With the new "TS IT" rack system, companies can now make clear savings in terms of time and cost. "Our customers need flexibility because the enclosure must be adaptable to the needs of the fast-moving IT business", explains Bernd Hanstein, Vice President Product Management IT at Rittal. "Reducing complexity was the goal of a standardised modular system." "But it was not the only objective, because the new TS IT also excels in terms of quality and security."

The standardised basic equipment of the new IT rack includes, for example, a flexible 482.6 mm (19") assembly-level, divided side panels with quick-release fastener, and optimised cable entry with brush strips; it thus already fulfils practically all the requirements of network and server enclosures. For the user, the trouble of having to select fixtures and fittings is a thing of the past. Rapid assembly technology ensures greater efficiency in individual interior installations. This way, accessories such as component shelves and sliding rails can be assembled single-handedly without tools. The new Rittal IT is also sure to impress if you proceed to adjust the 482.6 mm (19") levels: The mounting level distance can also be locked in position with no tools required, and widths of 21, 23 and 24" are possible. The TS IT rack can be just as easily expanded (even while the system is operational) by adding an RFID bar for the automated inventory of all the components installed, such as servers and switches. With a total load capacity of 1,500 kilograms on the 19-inch level, the new Rittal IT rack also meets the highest stability requirements.

The new IT rack is also visually appealing. The manufacturer has ensured that the uniform, attractive design of the door elements draws a great deal of attention. Users can choose between perforated and solid rack doors. The perforated doors, with their free ventilation area of 85 per cent, something never achieved before, are suitable for use in rooms and for the climate control of suites. All doors are equipped with practical 180-degree hinges and permit a maximum of accessibility. The divided rear door (a standard feature) guarantees that space is used optimally. The "TS IT" rack also has a sufficiently tight gasket to make it suitable for gas extinguishers to be used in the event of fire, and it is of course suitable for rack climate control.

As an alternative to the conventional sheet steel bases/plinths, the "TS IT" is also available with the new Flex-Block system, which can be easily assembled without tools, and allows the base/plinth to be used as customers request. Thanks to the modular system, accessories such as cable clamp rails and rolls can also be added to the base - quickly and without tools. "With this IT rack, Rittal is underpinning its innovative strength. Due to the intelligent modular design, customers will save time and money, and at the same time they will be hedging their investment for the future, because this enclosure will adapt to the evolution occurring in their data centres," added Mr. Hanstein.

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