New York (February 13, 2012)—Middle Atlantic Products and Extron Electronics are working with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) to create and support a new standard for half-width rack systems for AV integration.
Half rack systems have been typically been offered as a custom rack offering in the past. Both manufacturers have recently developed product families—the Extron Half Rack Shelf System and Middle Atlantic’s HR Series Half Racks—which, respectively, fit within and incorporate the proposed 10 5/8” overall width defined in the proposed new standard.
Middle Atlantic director of Marketing Kevin Handerson stated, “We are pleased to be working with device manufacturing partners to seize the initiative for establishing an ECIA standard for AV half rack systems. Having a workable, clear standard will greatly facilitate the installation of half rack products in useful applications.”
Dave Pincek, vice president of Product Development for Extron Electronics, stated, “Extron has long advocated the use of standard, rack-mount enclosure dimensions as a means of improving AV system designs and integration. With this proposed new standard for a compact mounting system, key AV equipment can now be more easily integrated into lecterns, columns, table legs, and similar spaces without sacrificing system functionality, thermal management, or room aesthetics.”