Middle Atlantic Products is unveiling their so-called new Quick Assembly Rack, one of three rack series to anchor Essex, its new collection of “affordable,” quality infrastructure products. Designed for price-sensitive projects, the QAR Series is a knock-down rack with an innovative patent-pending snap-together design that makes it integration-ready in five minutes or less.
According to Middle Atlantic, the Quick Assembly Rack can save up to 30 minutes or more in assembly time compared to other knock-down racks (including their own). It provides a quality foundation for residential AV systems and can be used as a skeleton rack or easily configured with sides, doors and a range of Essex power and accessory options.
The QAR Series is UL listed with models available in 12 sizes complementary to residential AV systems. Ideal for installation in closets, basements and equipment rooms, it is optimized for efficient cable management with generous facilities for bottom cable entry. All QAR Series racks feature lockable casters, optional leveling feet for fixed installation and a convenient mounting bracket for vertical power distribution.
Essex Accessory Bundles are available in three sizes for installers to select essential accessories with one easy part number. Other useful options include locking solid and plexi doors along with locking side panels that install in seconds. QAR Series racks can also be powered and protected with Essex power distribution in rackmount and vertical options.
Featuring a metallic grey finish, the QAR Series addresses thermal management through the passive ventilation designed into the rack’s top. Also available in the Essex line are quiet DC fan tops for up to 276 CFM when forced airflow is needed.