British cabling specialist Excel Networking Solutions has launched a range of data center racks designed specifically for the needs of colocation providers.

The Environ CL series features between two and four compartments per rack, each with their own individual lock.

This enables customers to purchase rack space in secure modules that offer 9U, 11U, 20U or 23U, rather than having to opt for a whole cabinet or sharing space with other customers.

Access control

Environ CL
Environ CL – Excel Networking Solutions

Birmingham-based Excel designs and manufactures copper and optical cabling infrastructure. Environ CL is based on its popular ER series chassis, but offers a few important differences: the main is the division of the rack into multiple, compartments, with mesh doors and full-depth dividing panels.

Each compartment is fitted with swing handles that can be unlocked using either a unique key or a three digit combination lock.

Customers can optionally install any other Environ locking solutions including those based on digital key codes, proximity cards and biometric data.

Cable entry and exit routes are provided via a full height multi section containment system mounted centrally between the equipment mounting rails. The system is designed to allow complete segregation of cables between compartments.

Environ CL racks are available in 42U or 47U heights, 600mm or 800mm wide, in grey, white or black.

“As with all Environ cabinets, racks and open frames, the Co-Location Series is driven by simplicity, performance and flexibility,” said Neil Payne, Excel Product Manager

“The racks are specifically designed with enhanced security in mind, with entry to the vertical cable management boxes separated from one compartment to another. What’s more, the racks come with unique keys for all doors and side panels as standard, and entry to each compartment is restricted to these access zones only to ensure complete protection of infrastructure.”

Environ CL range will be available to purchase from September 2017.