— New LBR Series racks offer contractors and system integrators a cost-effective solution for clients, without compromising strength or versatility —
INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 13, 2012 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products currently celebrating its 65th anniversary, introduces its new LBR line of versatile, cost-effective, 19-inch EIA, fixed-rail floor rack enclosures, which offer flexible installation options for A/V, security, data and other applications. Designed specifically for contractors and system integrators who need a high-quality, cost-effective alternative for clients on a limited budget, the all-welded LBR racks, manufactured from 100% certified U.S. steel, support loads of up to 800 pounds on Lowell’s proven, robust structural foundation and feature solid sides with upgraded ventilation capabilities plus a reversible, vented rear door. The announcement was made by John Lowell, President and CEO, and further emphasizes Lowell’s ongoing commitment to expanding its sound contracting/fixed installation solutions.
Lowell’s LBR rack line will be available in depths or either 22 or 27 inches, and in heights up to 44 rack units (RU). Generous cable pathways are provided behind the rear rails, if optionally fitted, in both rack enclosure depths, and there is also ample space to accommodate Lowell’s POWERSTAC™ modular power system and cable management products. For contractors or system integrators needing additional installation and wiring flexibility, the top mounting rails (which are either 7RU or 10RU depending on rack depth) are now 10-32 tapped to support various field modifications with unprecedented flexibility, including complete removal in order to accommodate additional or extra-large cable bundles, for example.
LBR thermal management features include vented side panels and a reversible, vented rear door. A fully-perforated, Plexiglas or solid front door may be optionally fitted. The upper and lower side panel and rear door vents are designed to accept Lowell’s cooling fan products anywhere along the slotted vent pattern. The racks may also be fitted with a selection of platform bases, with or without casters.
“Our new LBR rack line is launching with the ability to satisfy many basic installation issues and will also offer a variety of upcoming innovations,” stated John Lowell. “Lowell’s LBR racks are a versatile, time saving and, most importantly, economical solution for any integrator demanding flexible installation options for clients in audio-visual, security, data or other applications.”