Racks & Enclosures

Home Theater Enclosures
Store home theater components in secure, well-ventilated racks.
Open Frame Network Racks
Offering floor, wall, and desktop racks to fit any size application.
Rack Enclosures
Variety of feature-packed enclosed mounting options for security and protection of your components.
Rack Shelves
Drawers, shelves, casters, screws, cage nuts, keyboard trays, monitors, patch panels and more.
Rack Power
Vertical and Horizontal rack power solutions, conditioners for sensitive equipment.
Rack Cable Management
Horizontal and Vertical management, lacer bars, and ladders.
Rack Thermal Management
Fans, rack mountable fan panels, and kits.
Rack Drawers and Lockboxes
Lockable drawers, heavy duty, and slimmer lockboxes from Kendall Howard and Middle Atlantic.
Rack Panels
Flat Panels and Flanged Panels to help keep encloures free of debris.
Rack Screws, Cage Nuts & Accessories
Both 10-32 and 12-24 sizes offered from Kendall Howard and Quest.
Rack Mount Monitors
8 and 16 port KVM models, as well as 17" LCD 280 x 1024 resolution monitor and touchpad keyboards.

If you’re in charge of a network for a company – or simply have a high-end home theater system – you’ll want to invest in a rack or enclosure. These items keep your server and other equipment protected, organized, and accessible. Which one should you consider? Let’s look at what each entails.

The main thing to understand is that all enclosures have a rack, but not all racks have enclosures. A rack serves as the framework for mounting the server equipment. Enclosures have not only a rack, but also side panels and doors, similar to a cabinet.

Racks offer many benefits. If you need to access the equipment often, they make it easy to do so. You can purchase cable management options to reduce clutter. Racks are open, so they keep the equipment cooler to avoid overheating. They are also cheaper than enclosures. However, they are also less secure, so, if you choose a rack, you’ll need to keep your equipment in a safe area.

Enclosures, on the other hand, are closed off and concealed, providing the ultimate in security. They offer keyed entry so you can keep out unauthorized personnel. The panels and doors are made of durable steel to keep your equipment protected. Some enclosures come with cooling fans to keep equipment from overheating.

There are several mounting options for enclosures. Enclosures can be placed on a wall, floor, or ceiling. A floor mount option works well for high loads, while a wall mount option is good if you prefer to save space.