Upsite Launches New HotLok® 23-inch Blanking Panel to Help Data Center Operators Manage Airflow in Wider Racks6 min read

by | Dec 14, 2015 | Press

Enhancements to award winning HotLok®  product line provides new solution to manage bypass airflow, increase cooling capacity and lower operating cost 

Albuquerque, NM – December 14, 2015 – Upsite Technologies, Inc., a leader in data center airflow management solutions, announced today a new product addition to its award-winning line of HotLok® Products: a 23-inch Blanking Panel. Created in response to customer demand, Upsite’s new twenty-three inch blanking panel is an extended version of its standard 19-inch HotLok® Blanking Panel. The HotLok® 23-inch Blanking Panel will accommodate the growing trend of wider IT cabinets and the new 23-inch blanking panel is the first snap-in blanking panel in the market designed exclusively for wider IT racks.


Designed to seal openings in IT equipment cabinets and control airflow for optimized cooling effectiveness, HotLok® Blanking Panels reduce hotspots and bypass airflow by preventing equipment exhaust air from migrating to the conditioned air intake stream at the front of the cabinet. The new 23 inch HotLok® Blanking Panels were created to fill a critical gap in the marketplace, reducing cooling costs and helping larger IT cabinets operate more efficiently. Generating a more than 99.97% effective seal, the original HotLok® Blanking Panels won the “Best Product Award” in TechTarget’s Infrastructure category.

“While Upsite has been providing data centers with innovative airflow management solutions since 2001, we are constantly looking for new ways to increase energy efficiency with simple, easy-to-use products,” said Peter Crook, President and CEO of Upsite Technologies. “The newest additions to our award winning HotLok® product line will go far to help data center managers achieve their goal of a lower PUE.”

Earlier this year, Upsite’s AisleLok® Modular Containment was named winner of the “Bright Idea” category at the 2015 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.


About Upsite Technologies
Upsite Technologies®, Inc. is an industry leader in data center airflow management and cooling. Upsite provides a full suite of products and services designed to optimize data center cooling systems, allowing managers to maximize cooling capacity while reducing energy costs. Upsite distributes its award-winning line of services and products, including KoldLok®, HotLok®, and AisleLok®, through leading channel partners in the data center industry throughout the United States, EMEA and the Asia Pacific regions.

Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, creator of the Uptime Institute, a think tank dedicated to understanding, improving, educating and expanding awareness of uptime and inefficiencies in data centers.


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