Upsite Technologies Launches New Full Rack Blanking Panel Solution7 min read

by | Aug 1, 2019 | Press

Upsite adds a new addition to its HotLok® line of rack airflow management products

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – August 1, 2019 – Upsite Technologies, the global leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization solutions, announced today a new addition to its award-winning line of HotLok® products: the Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit. Designed to completely seal the vertical plane of 42U-50U racks, Upsite’s new Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit provides a completely tool-less, out-of-the-box blanking solution for unpopulated IT racks.

Backed by the best-sealing blanking panel on the market, the HotLok Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit greatly reduces bypass airflow and eliminates exhaust air recirculation through open racks, while significantly reducing installation times. The kit features two pre-assembled 21U panels and additional 1U and 2U HotLok blanking panels to fill the remaining open U spaces in rack sizes up to 50U. The 21U blanking panels contain magnetic strips along the inside face to ensure a complete seal between the side rails of the rack and the blanking panel.

“As the data center industry continues to grow, it has become very common to see racks that have not been populated with IT equipment or blanking panels. These open racks can become a source of bypass airflow or an area where exhaust air recirculation can occur, which can lead to increased cooling costs and decreased reliability of surrounding IT equipment,” said Lars Strong, Upsite Technologies Senior Engineer and Company Science Officer. “The new Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit addresses these issues by creating a complete seal along the face of open IT racks, while dramatically reducing the amount of labor associated with installing typical 1U blanking panels,” Strong added.

The HotLok Full Rack Blanking Panel Kit is now available from all of Upsite resellers. For more information or to request a quote, please visit Upsite’s official product page.

About Upsite Technologies

Upsite Technologies® is the industry leader in data center airflow management and cooling optimization. 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, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC regions.

Upsite Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ken Brill, creator of the Uptime Institute, and in 2018, was acquired by Aquila, Inc., an employee-owned technology firm with over 35 years of experience in IT related services. The company is now officially Upsite Technologies, a division of Aquila.

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