L-com, Inc. (North Andover, MA) is now carrying the HRF series half rack products from Middle Atlantic Products. The products were released by Middle Atlantic in early February, serving to help develop emerging ECIA standards for the half-width rack format. Unlike standard 19" racks and panels, the HRF series have an overall standardized width of 10 5/8". This size has been deemed as ideal for using racks to organize cables and equipment in confined areas.
The standard set forth by the ECIA would allow HRF series products to be used with equipment from a variety of manufacturers, opening the door for manufacturers such as L-Com to design patch panels, storage drawers and shelves, and cable management accessories to fit the smaller width. Currently, L-com is carrying a variety of rack frames, universal multi-shelves, and thermal management blank and vented panels from the HRF series. The company notes that it has formally distributed Middle Atlantic Products items for more than seven years.
"Tight spaces can ruin any cable system or network, causing strains on cables, ventilation problems, and an extremely difficult working condition," comments Patrick Pesa, L-com's director of product management. "Unfortunately, such situations are becoming more and more common. L-com's commitment to alleviate these problems is without peer, and includes right angle cables and adapters, precisely cut length cables, and now a new compact standard of rack enclosure."
Related story:Legrand acquiring Middle Atlantic Products