CPI Opens RD&T Center with State-Of-The-Art Thermal and Product Test Labs
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – February 2009 - Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) , a leading manufacturer of systems designed to organize, store and secure IT infrastructure equipment opens a new Research Development and Training (RD&T) Center that allows visitors to learn about and interact with CPI Products and Solutions, while offering them the ability to observe data center thermal testing, as well as in-house product testing.
Now open, CPI’s RD&T Center provides a comprehensive facility which allows visitors to learn about and interact directly with CPI Products and Solutions. Designed with customers in mind, CPI’s RD&T center includes a Thermal Test Lab for modeling various heat loads and cabinet configurations, and a Product Test Lab for in-house product testing. Not only does this 10,200 square-foot center boast state-of-the-art test facilities, but also provides a fully equipped Training Center, Product Showroom and modern Customer Meeting Center. Located in Georgetown, TX, adjacent to one of CPI’s key manufacturing and office sites, the RD&T Center provides an ideal location for complete customer visits.
Thermal Test Lab
Highly configurable, the RD&T Center’s Thermal Test Lab allows CPI to model real-world data center issues, demonstrate the efficiencies of CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions and discuss with customers how to effectively design their data center for optimum thermal management. The lab includes access, slab and shared floor environments, a drop ceiling return plenum, two rows of eight cabinets each and two Stulz CCD-300-CWE CRAC units. To achieve accurate test results, the lab contains load simulators that can be positioned within the cabinets to mimic different types of servers, allowing various heat load configurations and CPI Passive Cooling Solutions to be tested.
Product Test Lab
The Product Test Lab presents the technology and equipment required for precise mechanical testing, electrical testing and prototyping of CPI Products. The labs mechanical testing equipment is used to measure the static and dynamic load ratings of CPI Products with static loads up to 10,000 pounds, and the electrical testing gear is available to evaluate CPI Power Management Products. Equipped with a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) System, CPI’s Product Test Lab has the ability to produce on-site plastic prototypes, which are created quickly, providing working products for customers to review and test.
With complete audio visual capabilities, the Training Center offers a fully equipped location for effectively training customers and CPI employees. Arranged in classroom-style, the Training Center seats up to 125 visitors and can be separated using room dividers, creating multiple smaller training rooms for more intimate sessions.
CPI’s Product Showroom gives customers the ability to interact with multiple products, all functioning together in one environment. Currently CPI Cabinets, Racks, Cable Management, Cable Tray, Wall-Mount Enclosures and Remote Monitoring and Power Management Products are installed in the RD&T Center’s Product Showroom.
Customer Meeting Center
With a comfortable high-tech space, the Customer Meeting Center is the perfect location for small or large customer meetings and events. The meeting center includes complete audio visual capabilities, seating for up to 25 visitors and a full-service catering area. In addition, electronic privacy glass windows are located on either side of the room, allowing the Thermal Test Lab and Product Showroom to be viewed at anytime from within the Customer Meeting Center.
For more information about CPI’s new RD&T Center visit www.chatsworth.com/rdt.