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AMCO's ZN4 Seismic Rack is Engineered for Extreme Zone 4 Environments
AMCO Enclosures has released its line of Titan ZN4 seismic racks that have been tested and certified to Telcordia GR-63-CORE NEBS requirements for physical protection. These racks safeguard
mission critical systems from extreme ground vibration waves that can affect electronics packaging
in both the vertical and horizontal planes simultaneously, many times without notice.
These racks are fully welded and hardened for seismic events up to 8.3 on the Richter scale. They feature continuous seam welding, reinforced corners, additional corner gussets and diagonal side struts.
The Titan ZN4 is available in standard rack heights of 30RU, 35RU, 40RU, 42RU, 44RU, 45RU and
47RU, 24 inch rack width, and rack depths of 25.5, 30, 36 and 42 inches. Titan ZN4 Racks have a
seismic load rating of 1,200 lbs. (544 kg), are highly configurable and available with a full line of accessories like doors, side and top panels and Hilti hardware-in your choice of eleven standard colors.
Pixus Upgrades 13U AdvancedTCA Chassis Platform
Pixus Technologies has made several upgrades to its latest generation of AdvancedTCA
(ATCA) enclosure system. The changes include new 40GbE backplane, shelf manager and
Power Entry Module (PEM) options.
The Pixus PXS13X0 series AdvancedTCA chassis now comes with 40 GbE backplane options
to IEEE 40GBASE-KR4. Featuring patented RiCool III fans options, the chassis cools over 300
W/slot while maintaining NEBS compliance and CPTA design guidelines. The enclosures also
have new shelf manager options from VadaTech (VT003) and PigeonPoint (ShMM-700R).
As the power requirements for AdvancedTCA applications continue to rise, the enclosures
now feature upgraded PEMs. The intelligent 100A PEMs have feeds that are limited to 25 A. All of the fuses, input/
output voltages and total current are monitored. There are also options for power monitoring that is compliant to
PICMG 3.7 for the ATCA Extensions mid-plane approach.
Body-Case: OKW's First Fully Wearable Enclosures
OKW has launched Body-Case, the company's first fully wearable standard electronic enclosures. Smart new Body-Case is OKW's first enclosure designed specifically for fitting a standard 18 mm wrist strap - so it can be worn just like a watch.
Each enclosure is supplied with two 18 mm spring bars for fitting the wrist strap.
With the optional fastening kit, Body-Case can also be hung around the neck on a
lanyard, clipped to a belt/pocket or carried loose.
Applications include mobile data recording and transmission, tracking and monitoring, emergency call and notification, bio-feedback sensors for healthcare,
wellness and sports fitness. It can also be used for digital communications applications, stock and sales logging, safety engineering; measurement and control, automation or any roles where
safety with permanent localisation is required. These modern, ergonomic enclosures enable wearers to use wireless
electronics inconspicuously and without restriction of movement. The cases can accommodate touchscreens, push
buttons or voice-activated electronics.
Body-Case is available in one size (2.17 by 1.81 by 0.67 inches). It can be specified either with or without a recessed
top for a membrane keypad or product label. Power is supplied by round or button cells on the PCB or by a rechargeable battery with a copper loop for charging the device inductively.
Each case comprises three parts: a top section with PCB location bars; a bottom section with four pre-molded drilling
centers for use when fitting contact pins (drilling required); a soft-touch matt sealing ring. The board is held securely
between the top and bottom sections after assembly with four tamperproof Torx M2 by 6 mm screws. Protection
levels are high: IP 65, IP 67.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Electronics Protection - Spring 2016
Security Considerations for Data Center Intelligent Rack Power Distribution
Five Misconceptions about DRUPS Systems
Designing and Managing Custom Battery Pack Enclosures
Reducing TCO with the Right UPS Architecture and Operating Mode
Calendar of Events
Electronics Protection - Spring 2016