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Chief Debuts All New Line of AV Rack Systems and Accessories at InfoComm 2010
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010

After acquiring Raxxess in 2009, Chief is ready to launch its next generation of AV rack solutions – The Raxxess® Series.

Minneapolis, MN. USA (Jun 2010) - - Chief, the industry leader in AV mounting solutions, is debuting its new line of Raxxess Series racks and accessories at InfoComm 2010 show in Las Vegas.

“Similar to our infield research when launching the Fusion Mount Line, this new innovative line is the result of listening to what our customers said would make their installs easier and more efficient,” said Carl Breczinski, Product Manager for the new Chief Raxxess Series. “We believe that our customers will see the benefits that these new racks can bring to their next job.” From extra space gained in the bottom of each rack for mounting small components to offering consistent ventilation options, the new Raxxess Series boasts advanced features and quality engineering that installers love to see,” add Breczinski.

There are three new rack configurations highlighted at InfoComm. The E1 Raxxess Series Rack is an enclosed rack with solid steel construction; laser cut knockouts and integrated cable tie points with an included rear rack rail.

The S1 Raxxess Series is a knockdown rack with solid steel construction and is easy to assemble, requiring only five minutes of one person’s time.

The F1 Raxxess Series Furniture Rack comes in three sizes and three different finishes. It ships fully assembled with large casters for easy maneuvering, a steel sub-frame for stability and durability and an open rear door for ease of installing components. A monitor mount accessory makes using this rack with computers simple.

A full line of accessories, including products bundled with SurgeX® surge arresters and thermal management products like the new 1U Fan Panel and Filtered Fan to protect equipment from dust are also exciting additions to this new line of racks.

Also debuting at InfoComm is RackBuilder™—Chief’s professional online rack mount configuration tool. “RackBuilder will fundamentally change the way our customers specify and order rack configurations”, said Laurie Englert, Chief’s Marketing Director. “Unlike other tools in the industry, RackBuilder offers a real-time solution with precise, photorealistic renderings of our rack products, allowing customers to build, save and email rack configurations quickly and easily – all online.”

Users will walk through a series of five easy steps that will guide them to complete even the most complex rack mount solution. RackBuilder monitors and automatically calculates rack space capacity and compatibility to show the results of the users’ selections in real-time.

Customers will be pleased to know that all their AV mounting and rack needs can be taken care of on one purchase order and are backed by Chief’s quality customer service. Seven pre-configured rack packages will be available beginning June 7th to meet almost any rack mount need right off the shelf. The newest line of racks that are debuting at the show will begin shipping Fall of 2010.

Take a look at the new Raxxess racks and accessories and build your own configuration using the new RackBuilder tool at Chief’s InfoComm booth C4435 or visit or for more information.

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