Tripp Lite SmartRack(TM) Enclosures Provide Integral Solution For Network Security

Aug 10, 1998, 01:00 ET from Tripp Lite

    CHICAGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripp Lite, a world leader of
 manufacturing power protection equipment, introduces its new SmartRack
 Enclosures, a series of high-quality, free-standing rack cabinets that
 organize and secure rackmount server and networking equipment.
     SmartRacks are up to 4 units (4U) taller and have the smallest footprint
 of any competitive model, allowing storage of more equipment in space-limited
 environments.  Heavy duty casters allow easy relocation of the SmartRack
 through standard 7-foot doors.  In addition, SmartRacks accommodate up to
 1,000 lbs. of equipment, almost 300 lbs. more than competitive models.
 Built-in, retractable stabilizers prevent tipping when moving or sliding out
     SmartRacks' ventilated enclosures allow the most air-flow of any cabinet
 in the industry, keeping equipment cooler and preventing overheating.  They
 provide cable access through the back, top and bottom of the enclosures,
 providing more accessibility and cable management options while eliminating
 the need for raised computer floors, a feature required to use many
 competitive enclosure systems.
     SmartRacks offer a single purchase solution to organize and secure
 mission-critical equipment.  Unlike competitors, Tripp Lite reduces the cost
 of securing networking equipment and eliminates shop-around time by including
 features such as doors and side panels as standard features.  In addition,
 SmartRacks include side panels with easy-release finger latches to supply
 quick access to stored equipment, as well as locking front, rear and side
 panels for extra security.
     SmartRacks expand to accommodate growing systems.  Simply release the
 finger latches, remove the side panels from the existing SmartRack and connect
 the optional expansion enclosures with the included baying hardware.
 SmartRacks allow unlimited expansion capabilities.
     SmartRacks exceed the third party requirements of all leading OEM's
 including Compaq, IBM, Dell, HP, Digital, ALR, NEC and others, yielding
 complete compatibility with users' systems.  Additional SmartRack accessories
 include fixed, sliding and keyboard/mouse shelves, blanking panels, server
 mounting rails, fans and more.
     SmartRack Enclosures are the only rack enclosures that include a 5-year
 product warranty.  They are available for the low suggested retail prices of:
     SmartRack NET 44U      $2,149.00
     SmartRack 44U          $1,699.00
     SmartRack 24U          $1,499.00
     Tripp Lite has built a reputation as a world leader in power protection
 solutions by providing enhanced service and innovative products for more than
 75 years.  Tripp Lite is headquartered in Chicago, Ill. and maintains a global
 presence with fully staffed offices worldwide.
     Tripp Lite manufactures more than 300 different power products, including
 SmartPro(R), DataCenter(TM), Unison(R), Internet Office(TM), OmniSmart(TM), BC
 Personal(R), BC Pro(R) UPS lines; PowerAlert(R) Advanced Network Monitoring
 Software; Isobar(R) Premium Surge Suppressors; Super Series Surge Suppressors;
 Network Dataline Protectors; and Line Conditioners.
     Additional information about Tripp Lite and its products can be found on
 the PowerZone(TM), Tripp Lite's web site, at or by calling
 Tripp Lite's Customer Support at 773-869-1234.
     Tripp Lite is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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