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Enclosures Non-Metallic Enclosure Modifications Contribute to a New Outdoor Emergency Device’s Added Functionality and Increased Reliability For more than a decade, Metis Secure engineers have studied a variety of technologies and methods of providing emergency warnings. Their track record includes building and supporting more than 200,000 First Alert-branded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios in the field. The company recently introduced a new product line, the MS-6100 Emergency Help Station. This alerting device is housed in a weatherproof, vandalresistant exterior box that expands the application of the emergency notification system to locations such as outdoor parks, bus, train and subway stations, parking garages and parks. The MS-6100 has a number of unique features including hands-free live voice communication with police in seconds. In addition, the system instantly provides the exact location of the incident, records the conversation and logs it for future reference. The MS-6100 is equipped with a heater to maintain operation in cold weather. The MS-6100 can also push out messages to people in outside situations warning about weather and other emergencies. This IP-based emergency notification system integrates with, IP video cameras, cell phone/text messaging and outdoor speakers. It features triple-redundant communication technologies (wireless mesh, FM-RBDS and Ethernet) and delivers targeted messages with voice and text display, siren and flashing lights in seconds. In addition to enabling the transmission of wireless signals, the enclosure housing the MS-6100 Emergency Help Station must be able to handle the demands of an outdoor environment and must be highly visible. Before Metis Secure began to explore their enclosure options, they felt that fiberglass would be a prime choice of materials, why? First, fiberglass allows the transmission of wireless signals. Typically an exposed a metal enclosure would require an external antenna to ensure signals could be sent and received. The company’s systems are placed in extreme urban environments. Metis Secure anticipated that damage to antennas would compromise the functionality of the device, could pose a safety risk and create an ongoing maintenance and service issue. Some of their main concerns were if an enclosure could be provided that was available in a bold yellow color that could be modified to unsure the installation of a variety of components. They also needed the enclosure to remain water tight and it would need to be vandal and UV resistant. After their testing phase, Metis Secure picked Stahlin’s DiamondShield enclosures. The product line is molded from the a unique compounding formula, SolarGuard, a non-halogenated fiberglass system that outperforms other available SMC formulations by as much as 60 percent in its ability in fighting UV damage to retain gloss and color. SolarGuard meets a NFPA No. 101 Class A flame spread index. Fire retardancy meets UL 94 5V standards. After purchase, Stahlin’s DiamondShield continues to meet all of Metis Secure’s criteria. Stahlin was able to mold the MS6100 with a bright safety yellow color. The enclosures proved to be rugged enough to resist vandalism. They accommodate and protect all of the controls. Recently Metis Secure installed the MS6100 Emergency Help Station at a university in Pittsburgh, Penn. outdoor park area and accomplished everything they set out to do with the new product line: making the individuals in the area safer by providing them with a connection to police in seconds. percent perforated to provide airflow to internal equipment. The racks are designed for the convenience of IT personnel, featuring quick-release front and back doors with two internal hinges for easy removal and replacement by an individual. The front door, split back doors and split side panels all include keyed locks for security. The racks also feature low-profile casters that enable easy relocation. Emerson Network Power Introduces the DCF Optimized Rack System Emerson Network Power has introduced the DCF optimized data center rack system. The pre-engineered rack system provides data centers of all sizes a flexible method for managing 19-inch servers and other rack-based IT equipment, as well as the cables, airflow and power of these systems. The DCF optimized rack enclosure is designed to accommodate frequent equipment changes and provide a secure environment wherein businesscritical technology can be managed for performance. It is well suited for SMB data centers that require standardized racks, as well as enterprise data centers that employ a mixture of standard and custom racks. It enables simple installation of servers and rack-based equipment and power management technologies The DCF rack’s PDUs can be pre-installed at the factory. Liebert MPH, Liebert MPX or Knurr DI-Strip rack PDUs are available in a variety of power configurations and can install in many places in the rack, including Zero-U space. The DCF rack system is available in eight standard sizes, including heights of 42U and 48U with widths of 23 and 31 inches and depths of 43 and 47 inches. The DCF rack system includes front and rear doors that are 75 16 OtterBox is celebrating the return of the RAZR by Motorola with the release of its brand new Defender and Commuter series protective cases. Much like its predecessor, the RAZR thin with technology ahead of the curve. The dual-core processor, 4.3 inch AMOLED display, Webtop capabilities, Motocast and KEVLARcbb fiber back plate make an impressive machine and all the more important to keep it safe. The OtterBox Defender series provides rugged defense for the RAZR by combining a built-in screen protector, polycarbonate frame and shock-absorbing silicone skin. It also includes a holster-style swivel belt clip for hands free, convenient carrying. OtterBox Brings Cutting Edge Protection to Driod RAZR January/February 2012 www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com http://www.ElectronicsProtectionMagazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - January/February 2012

Pentair Technical Products Expands Hoffman Line of Floor-Mount Type 4 Enclosures
A Look Ahead to 2012: The New UL 50 12th Edition Standard for Electrical Enclosures
Extending the Life of Electronics
Energy Management Using Molded Polyurethane Foam Inserts
Tools for Custom Connector and Cable Solutions
PowerSkin Unveils Battery-Boosting Skin for HTC Amaze 4G
Emerson Network Power Introduces the DCF Optimized Rack System
Littelfuse Introduces the SP3012 Series TVS Diode Arrays for Protection of USB 3.0 Ports
Schneider Electric’s Cooling Solution Portfolio Brings Efficiency, Flexibility and Reliability to Data Center Cooling
Eaton’s 9E UPS Delivers Simple Power Management for Complex IT Environments
PEM C.A.P.S. Captive Panel Screws Offered in Three Mounting Styles26
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Electronics Protection - January/February 2012