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Time to Rack It Up!

on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Posted in Knoxville Audio, Knoxville Organized Wiring, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Automation

Lets Learn about Rack Enclosures & Why you need them!

Did You Know

There are many reasons that people use rack enclosures now a days to help tidy up their automated world. While TVs continue to get thinner and more beautiful and soundbars are making surround sound more discreet, the components we connect to them, such as our Blu-ray players, cable boxes, game consoles etc...have largely remained dull black or silver boxes. And there are still all those ugly wires to manage! So now we have these neat and tidy solutions to all these issues, and putting them on display can have lots of great advantages as well! Lets learn more...

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What is a Rack?

Racks are frame structures designed for mounting standard 19" rack-mount equipment-servers, routers, UPS systems, switches, audio/video-regardless of vendor. They provide rack equipment organization, security and cable management while enabling airflow. There are two basic types: rack enclosures (also called rack cabinets) and open-frame racks.

Where are Racks used?

  • Server rooms and data centers
  • Audio/video installations
  • Closets housing telecommunications equipment
  • Industrial environments such as a factory floor

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Types of racks:

Floor Standing

Wall Mount

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If access control and equipment protection are important to you, we recommend a Rack Enclosure.

If you simply need an economical way to organize IT equipment, we suggest an Open-Frame Rack.

Wall Mount Racks are ideal for securely housing IT equipment in classrooms or sites with limited floor space.

In small but secure locations, a wall mount open frame rack provides excellent airflow and easy access to wiring.

What size rack do you need?

1 rack unit example

The height of a rack, and the height of equipment in it, is expressed in "rack units" (a rack unit is 1.75 inches, or 44.45mm). The actual height of a 42U rack is therefore 42 x 1.75 = 73.5 inches. A 2U server would occupy two of the available 42 rack units.

Be sure to make an accurate assessment of the amount of rack space you currently need, and allow for future growth.

Rack Depth

Determine the maximum rack depth required to mount your equipment in a floor-standing or wall-mount rack enclosure cabinet.

Floor-Standing Rack Depth Designations
Rack Depth (in.) Ideal for...
Shallow 27 A/V equipment, limited space
Mid-depth 31 Limited space
Standard 37 Servers
Deep 42 Extra cables, improved airflow
Wall-Mount Rack Depth Designations
Rack Depth (in.) Ideal for...
Patch-depth < 16 Patch panels
Switch-depth 16 - 23.99 Switches
UPS-depth 24 - 31.99 UPS systems
Server-depth > 32 Servers

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More info on our Rack & Roll Blog last year! Check it out: http://isstenn.com/blog/item/are-you-read-to-rack-and-roll 

CALL 865-690-0154 to get yours or to learn more!

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Set Sail & Vacation with Intelligence!

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Knoxville Organized Wiring, Home Theater, Knoxville Home Audio, Knoxville Home Lighting Control, Knoxville Home Security, Knoxville Home Automation

Your Vacation should be Smart too!

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Home automation has become all the rage these days and if you have experienced it yourself then you will most likely agree that is has become a convenience you just don't want to live without! Well great news! Now when you vacation or even when you take the boat out, you don't have to be without the automation luxuries you have grown so accustomed to!

 

AUTOMATION IN YOUR VACATION HOME:

What?: It would be easier to tell you what you cant have because the possibilities are truely endless. 

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  • Audio & Video
  • Home Theaters
  • Media Rooms
  • Outdoor Automation
  • Lighting control
  • Shade Control
  • Temperature Control
  • Music in Every Room
  • Entry Systems
  • Energy Management
  • Scenes & More!

Imagine being an hour away from your vacation home and being able to get everything ready for your arrival with the touch of a few buttons! Turn on the spa, heat up the pool, turn on the lights, raise up the shades, set the perfect tempature, start your favorite music and be vacation ready as soon as you walk through the door! Check it out for your self... VIDEO HERE

 

BOAT AUTOMATION:

Boat Automation has several options as well and of coarse as the size of the boat increases so do the options. A Control4 System can be used to manage different things throughout the vessel, access navagation equipment, make service requests for staff, Incorporate state of the art secuirty systems and several other options such as:

  • • Remotely controlling lights and heating or air conditioning to turn on shortly before arrival, ensuring everything on the vessel is set to preference yet reducing energy consumption
    • Automating exterior running lights to allow the crew to move around safely
    • Adjusting the thermostat to ensure appropriate interior cabin temperatures
    • Providing GPS and navigation data through the television or touch screens so owners and onboard guests know the current location of the vessel and anticipated arrival
    • Triggering lights to automatically turn on, off or dim, based on detected light levels or specific times of the day
    • Opening and closing blinds, according to when the sun sets or the skies become cloudy to allow for optimum levels of natural light
    • Centralizing audio and video collections from multiple sources and allowing selection of music or movies by cover art from a single library from any room on the vessel
  • • Outdoor TVs that can withstand the elements of the ocean or water as well as weather, and even theaters and media rooms!         Check it out: VIDEO HERE

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CALL iSS Today and start living the Smart life even when you are away from home! 

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Sports Bars

on Wednesday, 09 December 2015. Posted in Knoxville Digital Signage, Knoxville Outdoor Technology, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Knoxville Organized Wiring

Make your Sports Bar the MVP!

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Commercial control can provide high tech savings and convenience! From a massive bar in Las Vegas to a sports bar in the center of San Jose, every business needs a “control freak.” After all, there are raw materials, your budget, and a planet to save. We, with the help of Control4 and others, can answer every question you have around commercial control, whether you’re looking for a robust system to support an expansive building or just a room within it.

On top of automating lights, shades, music, video, HVAC, security and energy, Control4 also gives you the ability to control it all from a secure, back-end system. Better still, it’s not just affordable—it’s intelligent. You can also access everything from any device thanks to SAVI controls! Because our commercial solutions can easily integrate with your existing business networks and enable communication between devices from most manufacturers, we ensure that you experience bottom-line benefits sooner rather than later. Even the most sophisticated commercial automation solutions are easy and affordable. Practical Control4 products make it easy to build on when you’re ready. Start with an intelligent lighting control solution and add more features when you’re ready—smoothly and economically.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       C4 TSM10 G B600                        hqdefault

 Managing numerous TVs on different channels in a sports bar can become very complicated. Control4 makes it easy for you and your team to control the AV system, LIghts, Music, etc. Play HD video from a variety of sources on multiple TVs, and control them all from one simple interface. Automate lighting and climate control systems to save energy. Turn on the building in one touch and make “Closing” time easy by powering down everything with one button.

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We offer a premier experience of all-weather digital signage displays, touch screen monitors and outdoor HDTV by SunBriteDS - the leader in outdoor television, as well as SEURA and others! Designed for permanent placement outdoors, and capable of enduring harsh climate conditions, outdoor signage displays, all-weather HDTV & video screens and outdoor signage solutions - provide an optimum viewing experience for any outside commercial venue. SunBriteDS now offers all-weather menu boards for QSR quick-serve restaurants. The weatherproof features include direct-sun tolerant, bright screens, anti-reflective glass, multi-fan airflow systems, along with a best-in-class rugged exterior engineered for demanding commercial-grade applications. If you have a great outdoor patio be sure to keep the entertainment going! 

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We can also provide you with top of the line secuirty options for your sports bar as well as help you keep things neat and tidy with our rack enclosure options! Some bars even put their racks on display ;-) Call us today to learn more & make your Sports bar the MVP this year!

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Deliver HD throughout your space on EVERY TV!

on Thursday, 22 October 2015. Posted in Knoxville Digital Signage, Knoxville Flat Screen TVs, Knoxville Audio, Knoxville Organized Wiring

Meet ZeeVee!

ZeeVee offers world-class video solutions, bringing you the best of what video can offer! ZeeVee products are also scalable to an unlimited number of displays throughout any facility, guaranteeing that this video distribution model meets your needs.

Here are some examples of some of the places that use this type of technology:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Benefits of Video Distribution Solutions:

 

  • ZeeVee upgrades all of those fuzzy analog channels on your facility’s TVs to crystal clear digital.
  • Keep people entertained or engaged with top quality digital video.
  • Benefit from scalable solutions that could save you thousands in equipment costs.
  • Best-in-class video distribution leverages a single digital infrastructure to effortlessly integrate with analog or digital sources. 

Make a crystal clear impression by delivering high definition throughout your space on every TV. ZeeVee’s video distribution technology is even compatible with existing coaxial cables.

  • No need to re-wire with single digital video infrastructure
  • Compatibility with any video source including analog, digital, SD or HD
  • DIRECTV and Dish Network approved, so you can enjoy more of your favorites

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Benefits of Digital Signage Solutions:

 

  • Versatile digital signage from ZeeVee can deliver your tailored message and represent your brand with ease.
  • From easy message management to high definition signal distribution for unlimited displays, our leading solution is both efficient and affordable.
  • ZvShow, the bonus information channel built into every ZeeVee unit, gives you an in-house information channel without requiring a separate signage player on every single display.
  • Advanced digital signage players added to ZeeVee technology expand the messaging abilities of what you can achieve across a single coaxial cable. Using the amazing feature set of digital signage, restaurants promote their daily specials, health care facilities provide news and information, schools post announcementssolutions 0, and the list goes on.
  • Enriched display image that updates content in real time 

  • In-house channels for announcements specific to your facility’s needs 
  • Security and safety are enhanced with discreet DVR camera channels 

There are many more benefits and things to learn about this great product! Call us today to find out more! 

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