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September 2013 - CPI Adds New Features, Improves Design of its Two-Post Standard Rack

Two-Post Standard Rack with Integrated GroundingWESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Chatsworth Products (CPI) has enhanced its popular Two-Post Standard Rack, otherwise known as “THE Rack” or “55053,” the product customers ask for by number.

The industry-leading Standard Rack is a high quality, cost-effective storage solution for patch panels and network switches. The rack features a small footprint, making it the best choice in many telecommunications and equipment rooms where floor space is limited.

Made from aluminum extrusion, the Standard Rack features unmatched sturdiness and durability. A convenient element is the rack’s 19” EIA universal rail spacing with marked and numbered U spaces. It is available in three heights: 7 feet (2.1 m), 8 feet (2.5 m) and 9 feet (2.7 m). The heavy-duty rack is UL Listed with up to 1,000 lb. (454 kg) weight capacity.

The new features added to CPI’s Standard Rack include: 

  • Grounding and Bonding with integrated ground studs
  • Rack Ground Jumper Kit (ordered separately) 
  • 52U height on 8’H racks
  • Glacier White finish

Now with 52 rack units and bonded assembly, the Standard Rack has a prepared grounding location added to one side of the rack channel. The Rack Ground Jumper Kit (ordered separately) allows for quick and easy attachment to the Telecommunications Grounding System, thus reducing installation labor.

Michael Moore, CPI’s Product Manager of Open Architecture, stated, “CPI’s new integrated grounding features included with the Standard Rack ensure proper grounding and bonding, as well as reduction in labor time. This new design does not use any RMU space in the rack footprint, which in return saves money and allows full utilization for equipment.”

It is now available in Glacier White, which is a new standard CPI color. Glacier White finish is highly reflective and helps brighten narrow equipment rows, provide better visibility and reduce energy costs.

For more information about the updates made to CPI’s Standard Rack, visit our Two-Post Rack web page.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

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Raissa Carey
Public Relations
Email: rcarey@chatsworth.com
Public Relations
Phone: 512-591-9525