Middle Atlantic Universal TechBox Hides Bulky Equipment

The new UTB Series Universal TechBox from Middle Atlantic is a low-profile solution that can be used to mount A/V gear.

Middle Atlantic Universal TechBox Hides Bulky Equipment
Middle Atlantic offers the UTB Series Universal TechBox in a choice of either a 19-inch rack-mount version and a half rack size.

Robert Archer · January 20, 2016

In an ideal world equipment would neatly mount in a rack, that equipment would fire up, the system programming would sync perfectly and the customer would understand every nuance of their new gear. 

Unfortunately, it's not a perfect world. To help dealers manage sometimes awkward installation situations is the Fairfield, N.J.-based company Middle Atlantic. The large equipment manufacturer whose range of products includes racks, power management devices and rack installation accessories has just introduced its new UTB Series Universal TechBox.

Middle Atlantic's latest product enables the installation of components such as Crestron's 3-Series 4K DigitalMedia Presentation System 150 and other streaming devices, switchers and interface products in non-traditional locations. 

"Our all-new UTB Series provides secure rack-mount capability right where it's needed. Whether it's underneath a table surface or vertically mounted to another out-of-sight surface, it's perfect for storing all-in-one presentation and control solutions within small- to med-sized huddle spaces, conference rooms and other callaboration environments," says John Franetovich, application engineer and project manager at Middle Atlantic Products. "The low-profile and easy-to-install design provides a clean and unobtrusive look with the flexibility to expand from one to two rack spaces, while also providing small device mounting." 

The New Jersey company offers the product in a choice of a traditional 19-inch rack mount width and a half rack-mount width size. The Universal TechBox can be configured by dealers in the field. Middle Atlantic adds that dealers can install the products horizontally or vertically, and UTB Series TechBox also includes pairs of rack rails and rear covers for 1RU and 2RU sizes.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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