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Kell Releases New Range of Server Rack Furniture

For aesthetically and acoustically sensitive environments (September 02, 2004)

Kell 'Boston' Server Rack

Kell 'Boston' Server Rack

Kell Systems, UK designer and manufacturer of advanced technical furniture, announces its new Server Rack range, designed for professional applications where noisy equipment needs to be housed in client-facing areas.

From the outside the server cabinets look like beautifully styled furniture, whilst beneath lies a fully engineered 19" rack complete with silent-fan cooling, soundproofing and built-in power distribution. The range comes in a wide choice of styles and finishes. Sizes are from 12 to 54 units of rack space, as individual rack cabinets or as credenza-style enclosures incorporating side-by-side low-level racks.

The Server Rack models are purpose-designed to suppress noise from equipment housed within, whilst active front-to-back cooling creates the optimum operating environment for electronics. The design is so complete that technical facilities can now be built without the need for space-hungry rack rooms.

How it works
When the cabinet doors are closed an acoustically sealed enclosure is created. Cool air is drawn into the cabinet from below through acoustically baffled ducts to the front of equipment in the rack. Cool air passes through equipment or over it via ventilated blanking panels, and is expelled at the back by Kell's built-in fan system. To suppress equipment noise the cabinet interior is lined with acoustic absorption foam and susceptible surfaces are treated with anti-vibration damping polymer. All cable egress ports and air ducts are acoustically baffled to prevent noise escaping.

Kell's fan system typically operates at a virtually inaudible 18dBA, but is capable of exchanging the air in the cabinet around 6 to 8 times per minute.

Cabinets are available in subtle wood designs, for traditional office environments, and in hi-tech styles, for ultra-contemporary interiors.

The cabinets are delivered fully built, with accessories installed to customer specification. Retracting doors, rear rack rails and built-in IEC socket mains distribution are standard. Where diverse power sources are in use a secondary bank of power sockets may be ordered.

The back panel unscrews for installation, the rear side panels are secured by push-fit fixings and are easily detachable, to expose cabling and power points. This latter feature means that if a device in the rack locks up, it can be cycled at the mains very easily, without having to power down the whole system and without having to pull the cabinet away from the wall.

For more information visit

IBC 2004, 10-14 September
Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands
Stand number 2.2


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