Texas Tough Series Racks from AtlasIED Debut

AtlasIED has launched the Texas Tough Series, an equipment cabinet solution. Texas Tough racks provide a central point for an AV system. The series includes models available in increments of five rack units, from 20RU to 45RU with either 25-inch or 30-inch depths. Additionally, each model is available with solid, perforated or Plexiglas front door options. Its hybrid design allows it to be used in standalone or gangable deployments.

The Digital Crown on each model includes a Plexiglas badge mounted in the center of the crown that is edge lit by multiple RGB LEDs that can be customized to the customer’s choice.

An integrated circuit board includes a contact closure that can be connected to a remote fault indicator allowing the LEDs to change color when an equipment fault is indicated. This provides a visual clue that there is an issue. Additionally, the contact closure will trigger an audible alarm when triggered.

Down-ring LED lights are integrated into the front so t of the rack. The white light intensity is adjustable for both the open and closed door positions. The LEDs can also be used to provide a less intense ambient light in the closed door rack to delicately showcase the equipment when installed in a high traffic location.

The front and rear rails install to the DIN rails via the patented DINlok technology system. The installation is tool-less and positively locks the rail into a specific location within provided 1″ increments.

All the specs are here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..