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HP Intelligent Series Rack Models Available for
Networking and Demanding Server Requirements
HP has introduced HP Intelligent
series rack models that allow easier cable
management, additional air flow, and
accommodation of larger next-generation
server, storage and switching products.
The HP Intelligent series Network racks
are 42U racks in both 600 mm and 800
mm widths, with rails set back 75 mm to
allow room for cabling in the front of the
rack with the door closed.
Intelligent series racks are available
in 800 mm widths on some rack models
to accommodate more choices for cable
management. HP Intelligent series racks
are well suited for SMB, government and
enterprise data centers seeking operating
efficiencies. The HP Intelligent series racks
offer intelligence capabilities for asset management, structural
integrity, cooling and cable management advances, and a wide
choice of power and switching options.
In addition, HP Location Discovery Services, in the HP Intelligent
series racks, send the rack identification number and precise U
location to the servers installed in the racks. This provides important location information along with power and temperature data.
Now, workload placement can be easily optimized with servers
and other devices that identify and inventory themselves.
For cooling, HP Discovery Services technology correlates server
temperature and workload to reduce server fan power needed to
cool servers efficiently. An 81 percent open perforation area on
the door cool servers better.
New Age Releases its Compact AAA Enclosure
New Age Enclosures has released its Compact AAA enclosure.
The smallest enclosure of its kind, the unit is designed for two
AAA batteries. Identified as part number S-281109, it measures 2.8
inches in length, 1.1 inches in width and 0.9 inches in height.
The Compact AAA battery enclosure has a modern compact
design that is comfortable for any handheld application. Internally
it accommodates a 0.90 inch wide by 2.62 inches long PCB. They
are stocked in white and black RoHS compliant ABS plastic. For
customization they may be ordered in any color and or with a
colored base and a clear cover. Additional customization includes
CNC modifications and pad print decorated.
Pixus Technologies Offers New Recessed Chassis
Options for EMC
Pixus Technologies now offers
enclosures with the subrack recessed within the enclosure frame
for additional protection, including EMC considerations. Pixus’
enclosure option can be recessed
in various depths according to the
The design allows the subrack
and boards to be completely
protected inside the enclosure
frame, preventing damage to the modules, limiting exposure to
dust and reducing the susceptibility of EMI/RFI. An optional side
or bottom-hinged door allows the case to be fully enclosed or
The first in the recessed series are 7U and 9U versions, which
accommodate 6U pluggable boards (with 1U to 3U of space for
various fan/airflow configurations). Versions for 3U pluggable
boards in a 4U overall height are also available. Backplanes are
available in OpenVPX, CompactPCI/2.16, PCIe Gen2 or Gen3,
VME64x, VXS or custom.
Utilizing a modular construction, the sizes and options available
are highly versatile. In many applications, engineers will utilize a
portion of the subrack area for the embedded computer boards
and the other section for their specialized devices. Provisions for
mounting of custom devices are easily implemented in the modular enclosure.
Cooling options for the recessed enclosure series are dependent on the application requirements. Front-to-rear or bottomto-top cooling options are standard in the 7U to 9U sizes. A wide
range of AC or DC power supplies are available. System monitoring and management is also an option.
Hoffman Releases Tablet Enclosure and Stand as
A Ruggedized Protection Solution for iPads
Pentair Equipment Protection has introduced the Hoffman tablet enclosure
and stand for iPad devices. This heavyduty, secure tablet protection solution
provides industrial-strength shielding
and security for iPad 2 and 3 devices
used in demanding environments.
The Hoffman tablet solution is
designed to accommodate a multitude
of application requirements, easily adjusting to four different heights
without the use of tools. The modular
stand may also be disassembled for
easy portability. For enhanced flexibility, operators can remove the
enclosure from the stand and mount it with a low-profile, wall- or
table-mount for space-restricted areas.
“With the power, capacity and convenience that tablet devices
offer, many of our customers are implementing them into applications in challenging environments,” said Lisa Salmi, product manager, Pentair Equipment Protection. “To ensure users can employ
tablet devices without worrying about damage, abuse or theft, the
rugged tablet enclosure and stand provides the right degree of
protection and security even in harsh factory conditions.”
New NEMA 4X/6P (IP66/IP68) Polycarbonate
Enclosures for Indoor and Outdoor Use
Hammond Manufacturing has
launched its PCJ series, a family of polycarbonate enclosures
designed for housing electrical
and electronic equipment in installations where NEMA 4X (IP66)
environmental sealing for dust
and water protection is required.
The screw-down cover versions meet the higher NEMA
6P sealing requirements. An initial five sizes, ranging from 5.93
by 6.16 by 4.91 inches to 13.94 by 12.16 by 10.82 inches are
available; the basic enclosure can be supplied in 80 different
configurations to suit the intended application. Polycarbonate is
an extremely versatile material. It offers good impact resistance,
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Newer Technology Releases Next-Generation Power2U AC/USB In Wall Charging Solution
Specifiers of Enclosures for Components in Outdoor Applications: Be Aware of Material Selection Issues
How to Protect Electronic Circuits from Power Surges
Testing for Ingress Protection of Portable Electronic Devices
Increasing the Lifespan and Reliability of Electrical Components
From the Inside: The Configurable Plastic Enclosures Revolution
Tips for Selecting and Designing a Membrane Switch
HP Intelligent Series Rack Models Available for Networking and Demanding Server Requirements
Polyonics Antistatic Tapes Solve ESD Problems Before They Damage Static Sensitive Devices
OptoTherm Introduces IR LabMate Infrared Camera Solution
Falcon Electric Offers NEMA 3R/4 Enclosures with SSG UPSs
PEM SpotFast Fasteners Enables Flush Joining of Two Sheets
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Electronics Protection - March/April 2013