APC expands NetShelter line for smaller, 'open office' deployments

July 15, 2009
July 15, 2009 -- APC by Schneider Electric has expanded its NetShelter product line to include rack enclosures that can be installed in "open office" environments. Designed for space-constrained companies looking to create or expand a network closet or server room, the NetShelter CX office enclosures offer integrated cooling, sound dampening and power distribution capabilities.

July 15, 2009 -- APC by Schneider Electric, a supplier of critical power and cooling platforms, has expanded its NetShelter product line to include rack enclosures that can be installed in "open office" environments. Designed for space-constrained companies looking to create or expand a network closet or server room, APC says the NetShelter CX office enclosures offer integrated cooling, sound dampening and power distribution capabilities.

According to the company, the NetShelter CX eliminates the need for dedicated IT space and gives customers the ability to install a network closet or server room virtually anywhere. The enclosures combine high thermal capacity to keep equipment cool with superior noise reduction capability. They are housed in aesthetically-pleasing rack enclosures designed to blend in with professional environments. Built using a wood composite material, they are available in 18U, 24U and 38U sizes.

"IT managers and SMB owners often cannot find or build space for server and networking equipment and are typically forced to adjust or adapt to an unsatisfactory alternative," comments Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home & Business Networks, APC. "APC's NetShelter CX Office Enclosures allow IT professionals the flexibility and convenience of deploying new or additional IT hardware safely into the open office environment."

System specifications are as follows:

-- The NetShelter CX AR4018 model features a physical capacity of 18 rack spaces, noise reduction of 18.5 dB, a maximum recommended thermal load of 1.2kW (4,100 BTU/hr), an integrated power distribution of 15 x surge-protected outlets and a power consumption of 19 Watts.

-- The NetShelter AR4024 model features a physical capacity of 24 rack spaces, noise reduction of 18.5 dB, a maximum recommended thermal load of 2.4kW (8,200 BTU/hr), an integrated power distribution of 15 x surge-protected outlets and a power consumption of 38 Watts.

-- The NetShelter AR4038 model features a physical capacity of 38 rack spaces, noise reduction of 18.5 dB, a maximum recommended thermal load of 3.6 kW (12,300 BTU/hr), an integrated power distribution of 15 x surge-protected outlets and a power consumption of 57 Watts.

The products are currently available in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

On the Web:
www.apc.com

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