Sanus EcoSystem for Cooling, Lighting, Powering Racks
1U piece powers low-voltage devices (USB products too), including Sanus's own task lights, fans, temperature gauges.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make an A/V rack cool. Get it?
Sanus introduced at CEDIA 2011 its new EcoSystem gizmos for 5- and 12-volt electronics, including the company’s own fans and low-voltage lighting.
At the core of the EcoSystem line is a 1U multivolt power supply that offers low-voltage outlets and switches on the front and rear. USB ports for charging also grace both sides of the unit. Say goodbye clunky transformers.
To complement the power supply, Sanus now offers a range of task lights, fans (three varieties) and temperature gauges that snap into place. The lights even pivot.
The pieces are sold separately for practically nothing—$200 for the power supply, $100 for fans, and $30 for each lighting rod.
The products are universal, says Sanus engineer Jesus Aguirre. “You can use them with any rack, including [sister company] Chief,” he jokes.
And here’s another handy thing from Sanus (shown below): little plastic pieces that snap into place behind a component to keep it from being pushed into the rack. No tools. Just snap the thing in place.
No seriously, they’ll work in any rack when they ship in December.
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Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at email@example.com
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