Atlas Sound has a new line of half width rack equipment cabinets to be sold under the Atlas Racks brand. These new products are designed to save space and make rack equipment easier to ship to installers in the field. You may recall that Extron and Middle Atlantic first announced the half-rack standard back in late 2011,so now there are two rack mount companies making half-rack racks.
These WMA half racks, models WMA12-19-HR and WMA16-19-HR, are wall mounted racks designed for mounting of half rack width components or vertical mounting of 19″ standard rack width components. And, both of them feature a unique, patent pending swing down design that enables an integrator or contactor to access the back of the rack for easy connection and wire management of installed components. A selection of blank panels, fans, doors, and vertical mounting adaptors will also be available for use in the WMA half rack products. Atlas is also releasing 2 half-rack models in the popular AWR Series, models AWR2-HR and AWR3-HR. This convenient access, lock-in security, and welded models can be surface or recessed mounted. Both AWR models are designed to install within standard 16″ stud wall construction, reducing installation time and the need to cut and repair dry wall.