RackMountSales – Customer service is our top priority

RackMountSales – Crystal Image Technologies success comes from the high level of customer service provided to our clients. We have a perfect BBB Rating and pride ourselves on shipping your order the same day when possible. Same day shipping can depend on the time of day the order is placed. We accept online and verbal orders. We do a quick review to make sure all items on the order look correct, and if there is anything that looks questionable, rest assured, we will call to confirm the details prior to shipping.  We also run a quick history check to see if  similar product was ordered in the past.

In addition to providing our quick ship service, Crystal Image Technologies offers a 2 year warranty on most products as well as the exclusive Crystal Care Service Plan. If anything needs repair within the first six months, freight is paid both directions for the repair. Our phone line is always open, 24 hours a day. If you have a question or need assistance, we are always available to help. In addition, should a product need to be returned, we offer a 30 day return policy. So please call us or visit our home page at www.rackmountsales.com  with your needs. We would love to help! 800-542-2489.

RackMountSales – Rackmount Monitor Drawers with KVM Switches – So Many Combinations

RackMountSales – Choosing the best combination of 1U rackmount monitor drawers with KVM switch integrated can be overwhelming when you look at all the different combinations of monitor sizes and KVM Switch styles and quantity of ports. To simplify the process, selecting the size and style of 1U monitor drawer would be a logical first step. First, select the size of the monitor that will best fit the application from the 4:3 ratio 17″, 19″, or 20″ screens. Keep in mind, the depth of the 19″ EIA racking system the monitor drawer will be mounted in. The larger screen sizes require a deeper rack depth. So physically fitting the KVM Drawer into the rack should be the first thing to be considered. Once the rack depth is defined, it should be decided if a standard resolution is acceptable or if a high resolution screen is required such as 1920 X 1080. Most KVM Switch applications work best with standard resolution as the KVM Switches support up to 1600 X 1200 resolution.

monitor with KVM Switch
The next decision is to determine if a Cat5 KVM Switch or a DB Sub 15 Style KVM switch best fits your environment. Take into consideration cable length, density of ports, and personal preference for Cat5 cable management. Last, consider additional KVM Switch benefits of multi user access and the benefit of using the KVM Over IP functionality. Determine if how many users need access to the data on the target servers. Is the information time sensitive? Do more than one operator need access to set of target servers at the same time? This can become more of an issue with 16 and 32 port options. If there are more than 16 target devices, consider a 32 port Cat5 KVM switch as the DB-15 style will only support up to 16 devices in a 1U configuration.

RackMountSales – Custom build your rack mount LCD

RackMountSales – Crystal Image Technologies offers many options to fit specific applications for rack mount LCD panels, drawers, and KVM console configurations. The simple ordering process allows for selecting video input options, touchscreen options, additional protection, such as NEMA 4/IP65, as well as 12VDC, 24VDC, or 48VDC power. The intuitive drop down menu also allows for selecting keyboard configuration with touchpad or trackball mouse options. In addition, most options will not affect the lead time. Most options still allow for same day shipping. If an certain LCD configuration is not available, the lead times are typically very reasonable. Touchscreen options include resistive and capacitive for most rack mount LCD panels and drawers. Other custom configurations are also available. It is recommended to call with your specific needs as many additional solutions are available that are not shown on the site. Please call 800-542-2489 with your requirements.

RackMountSales – LCD Drawers designed for short depth applications

RackMountSales – Adding the the 19″ EIA rail depth comments from last week, a new shorter depth Rackmount LCD drawer has just been introduced. The RMDW-151-19 has been modified with the option of changing the mounting depth from 18.1″ depth to 17″ depth. With the the new short depth option, the 1U drawer will now mount in Gator transit cases as well as other transit cases with rail depths under 18″.
Short Depth LCD Drawer

The shorter depth design is accomplished by moving the internal power supply to external, allowing for the chassis to be shorter. The drawer includes an external AC/DC power supply. Standard video inputs include VGA & DVI-D. Additional inputs can be added without having an effect on the overall depth. For additional information please visit the rack mount LCD drawer navigation panel on the main site.

RackMountSales – Consider rail depth when selecting a transit case

RackmountSales – When selecting the height (U Space) and depth of a transit case, be sure to research the depth requirement if the application will require 1U LCD Drawers, or 1U KVM rack mount drawers. In most cases, a 20” depth transit case will do the job. However, if options like DC power or additional video inputs are needed, the depth requirement could exceed 20”. In these situations, a 24” deep rack mount transit case will be required. Realizing the ultimate goal is to keep the case as small and light as possible, the depth requirement can sometimes be overlooked. Below is a chart showing the rail depth requirements for 1U LCD rack mount drawers, 1U rack mount monitor with keyboard drawers, as well as 1U stand alone rack mount keyboard drawers –The new designed bracket mounting system is also designed to allow for easy relay rack, 2 post mounting systems. Simply specify 12″ mounting brackets for 2 post relay rack mounting – All part#s in the chart can be searched on the home page for product details at www.rackmountsales.com

2013 style Crystal Image Technologies 1U Rackmount Monitor Depth Mounting Chart    
Part Number Form factor Unit depth Bracket type Rack type Min. Mounting depth Max. Mounting depth
RM-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 1.6″ 5.5″
RM-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 12″ 4-post 16⅜” 26″
RM-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 16″ 4-post 18.9″ 29.5″
RM-111-17 (w/AV option or DC power) 1U 20.9″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 32″
RM-111-17 (with KVM) 1U 22.8″ 16″ 4-post 23.5″ 34.5″
RM-111-17 (w/touch screen) 1.5U (2009 style) 25.6″ NBK-01 4-post 21.5″ 35.5″
RM-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 1.6″ 7″
RM-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 4-post 17.5″ 27″
RM-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 19.7″ 30.5″
RM-111-19 (w/AV option or DC power) 1U 22.5″ 16″ 4-post 19.7″ 30.5″
RM-111-19 (with KVM) 1U 24.4″ 16″ 4-post 25″ 36.5″
RM-111-19 (w/touch screen) 1.5U (2009 style) 25.6″ NBK-01 4-post 21.5″ 35.5″
DS-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 1.5″ 7″
DS-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 4-post 17.5″ 27″
DS-111-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 19.7″ 30.5″
DS-111-17 (w/AV option or DC power) 1U 24.4″ 16″ 4-post 25″ 36.5″
DS-111-17 (with KVM) 1U 24.4″ 16″ 4-post 25″ 36.5″
DS-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 1.5″ 7″
DS-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 12″ 4-post 17½” 27″
DS-111-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 17½” 30½”
DS-111-19 (w/AV option or DC power) 1U 24.4″ 16″ 4-post 25″ 36.5″
DS-111-19 (with KVM) 1U 24.4″ 16″ 4-post 25″ 36.5″
RM-F117 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 2.5″ 5.5″
RM-F117 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 2-post (front mount) 1.5″ 1.5″
RM-F117 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 12″ 4-post 16.25″ 26″
RM-F117 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 18.9″ 29.5″
RM-F117 (w/DC power) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 32″
RM-F117 (with KVM) 1U 22.8″ 16″ 4-post 23.5″ 34.5″
RM-111-X17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 2.5″ 5.5″
RM-111-X17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 2-post (front mount) 1.5″ 1.5″
RM-111-X17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 12″ 4-post 16.25″ 26″
RM-111-X17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 18.9″ 29.5″
RM-111-X17 (w/DC power) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 32″
RM-111-X17 (with KVM) 1U 22.8″ 16″ 4-post 23.5″ 34.5″
RM-111-19WH (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 12″ 2-post (front mount) 3″ 5.5″
RM-111-19WH (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 12″ 4-post 17¼” 26⅜”
RM-111-19WH (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 16″ 4-post 18.1″ 29.5″
RM-111-19WH (w/AV or DC power) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 32″
RM-111-19WH (with KVM) 1U 22.8″ 16″ 4-post 23.5″ 34.5″
RM-113-17 (w/single port & options) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-113-17 (w/ KVM) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-113-19 (w/single port & options) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-113-19 (w/ KVM) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-111-XD17 (w/single port & options) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-111-XD17 (w/ KVM) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 38″
RM-114-17 (w/single port & options) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-114-17 (w/KVM) 1U 25.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-114-19 (w/single port & options) 1U 27.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-114-19 (w/KVM) 1U 27.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-115-17 (w/single port & options) 1U 27.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-115-19 (w/single port & options) 1U 27.6″ 16″ 4-post 21.5″ 38″
RM-118-17 (w/single port & options) 2U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 30.5″
RM-118-17 (w/ KVM) 2U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 30.5″
RM-118-17 (w/touch screen) 2U (2009 style) 18.9″ NBK-01 4-post 19″ 30″
RM-118-19 (w/single port & options) 2U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 30.5″
RM-118-19 (w/ KVM) 2U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 30.5″
RM-118-19 (w/touch screen) 2U (2009 style) 18.9″ NBK-01 4-post 19″ 30″
RMD-151-17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 19.75″ 31.25″
RMD-151-17 (w/AV or DC power) 1U 22.5″ 16″ 4-post 22.5″ 34″
RMD-151-19 1U 19.7″ 16″ 4-post 19.75″ 31.25″
RMD-151-19 (w/AV or DC power) 1U 22.5″ 16″ 4-post 22.5″ 34″
RMD-151-F17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 29″
RMD-151-F17 (w/HDMI or DC power) 1U 20.9″ 16″ 4-post 19.5″ 31″
RMD-151-X17 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.9″ 16″ 4-post 17.5″ 29″
RMD-151-X17 (w/HDMI or DC power) 1U 20.9″ 16″ 4-post 19.5″ 31″
RMDW-151-19 (w/VGA & DVI-D) 1U 18.1″ 16″ 4-post 18.1″ 29″
RMDW-151-19 (w/AV or DC power) 1U 20.9″ 16″ 4-post 21″ 33″
RMD-183  (w/o KVM) 1U 21.7″ 16″ 4-post 20″ 33″
RMD-183 (w/ KVM) 1U 21.7″ 16″ 4-post 20″ 33″
RMD-184 1U 14.5″ 13″ 4-post 14″ 24.25″

RackMountSales – From 6U 17” Wide Screen LCD’s to 9U 24” High Resolution

RackmountSales – In addition the existing family of Rack Mount LCD Panels, Crystal Image Technologies has just added an additional size to the family LCD Panels. The new 23” 8U LCD panel provides a great value with a sale price of just $595.00. The new LCD sizel comes with VGA and DVI-D inputs and includes all 19” EIA mounting hardware. The new 8U 23” LCD Panel includes LED Backlight and 178/178 viewing angles. With this addition, you can now choose from 6U, 7U, 8U, & 9U LCD Sizes. Screens are available with 4:3 ratio and wide screen 16:9 ratio.

6U 17” Wide Screen 1920 X 1080 (Part# RMP-161-F17)

6U 17” High Resolution Wide Screen 1920 X 1200 (Part# RMP-161-X17)

7U 17” 4:3 Ratio 1280 X 1024 (Part# RMP-161-17)

7U 19” Wide Screen 14400 X 900 (Part# RMPW-161-19)

8U 19” 4:3 Ratio 1280 X 1024 (Part# RMP-161-19)

8U 20” 4:4 Ratio 1280 X 1024 (Part# RMP-161-20)

8U 21.5” Wide Screen 1920 X 1080 (Part# RMP-161-F21)

8U 23” Wide Screen 1920 X 1080 (RMP-161-23)

9U 24” Wide Screen 1920 X 1080 (RMP-161-24)

Most of the above LCD screens are in stock and can ship same day. Many options are available to fit specific needs such as DC Power, Resistive or Capacitive touch screen and 3G / HD / SD-SDI Broadcast Grade Input, MIL Type Connector (DC Power & VGA), Digital TV Tuner (decodes ATSC signal), and extended warranty options. The full LCD Line can be viewed at Crystal Image Technologies (www.rackmountsales.com)

RackMountSales – 1U Rackmount Keyboard Drawer Options

RackmountSales – A great compliment to LCD Panels that are mounted in an EIA 19” rack are the 1U keyboard drawers that come in a variety of keyboard layouts including SUN Solaris and MAC keyboards with function keys. The standard line includes a 104 Key Notebook Keyboard with flexible mounting depth options. These drawers come with either touch pad or trackball mouse options which can be interchanged and replaced in the field. The trackball comes standard with a 3 button mouse and the touchpad version includes a 2 button mouse.

104 Key Rackmount Keyboard Drawer

Once the keyboard drawer is selected, a drop down option menu allows for selecting the preferred features. But first, the rail depth on the rack needs to be determined as there are various mounting depth options available. The RMD-183 will mount to rack depths of 20” to 33” while the short depth version, RMD-184 will mount to racks with a rail depth between 14” to 24.5”. In addition to the 104 Key Notebook Keyboard, there is also an Compact keyboard layout that has the mouse option located on the right hand side of the drawer. And last, the keyboard can also be integrated with any of the KVM switch options in either the DB-SUB15 Style or Cat5 Style KVM Switch.  All keyboard drawers are in stock and can ship same day.

RackMountSales – 2U Triple LCD Display Drawer

RackMountSales – The RMD-151-X17x3 is a high performance 2U Triple LCD display drawer featuring 3, 17” High Resolution LCD Monitors. The monitors have high contrast  ratios of 450:1  with wide viewing angles and a native resolution of 1920 x 1200. The LCD Panels fold away to fit into a 2U drawer. There are other models available in Dual 19”or Dual 17” Rackmount LCD drawer sizes.

The triple LCD Drawer is the ultimate compact mobile Side-by- Side Dual and Triple Monitor rack drawer solution utilizing only  2U. Great for mobile military applications -

The system employs a patent pending three part Rack Motion Stabilization  System.    The  rack drawer slide  tension system secures the drawer while in operation, while the hinge system ensures the monitors will not move in transit.  The drawer features Gas Shock Monitor Stabilizers along with a Multi Position Torque Hinge allowing a wide range of monitor positions.

Video   inputs   include VGA, DVI-D, aRGB, Composite & S-Video, Component, HDMI & Optional HD-SDI.

The triple LCD Display Drawer mounts in a standard 19” EIA rack cabinet with a rail depth of 20” to 36” depth utilizing only 2U of space. Rugged, all aluminum construction for light weight applications and designed to for Broadcast, Industrial, Commercial, Military and Medical environments.

The Standard Finish is Black Powder Coated Light Texture.

 

 

RackMountSales – MAC compatible high resolution monitors

RackMountSales – The new high resolution panels and drawers are all compatible with MAC servers. The LCD panel sizes range from 17” to 21.5” (for rack mount applications). The 17” are available in 3 different configurations and 2 resolutions. Choose from a 6U 17″ LCD Panel with either 1920 X 1080 resolution or 1920 X 1200 resolution. Or, if you need more space, these same LCD panels are available in a 1U drawer configuration. In addition, you can also add a keyboard into the 1U drawer for even more space savings.

The 21.5” LCD Panel with 1920 X 1080 resolution is designed to mount to the front face of a standard 19” EIA rail. The LCD Panel will also scale to 1680 X 1050 with a small amount of non used screen area. Video options include 3G/HD/SD-SDI All of the above monitors are MAC compatible and have the option of adding a MAC keyboard where applicable. The MAC keyboard includes MAC functions as listed below -

F1 Key – Decrease display brightness
F2 Key – Increase display brightess
F3 Key – Mission Control (Only works with OS X Lion default shortcuts)
F4 Key – Dashboard
F7 Key – Rewind
F8 Key – Play / Pause
F9 Key – Fast Forward
F10 Key – Mute Sound
F11 Key – Decrease Volume
F12 Key – Increase Volume
Up Arrow – Eject Disc
Command Key – Command

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the MAC Keyboard option, SUN Solaris keyboard layout, keyboard drawers  with optical mouse, and keyboards with large 38mm 3 button trackball mouse are also available. And last, there are also rugged keyboards available that feature NEMA 4 sealed keys and backlit NEMA 4 sealed keys. So not matter what your rack mount keyboard needs are,  Crystal Image Technologies offers a wide selection to fit most applications. Most items are in stock and can ship same day. LCD Monitors include free ground shipping. Call use with your requirements, we would love to hear from you.

RackMountSales – Small but very effective monitoring

RackMountSales – The CM-Watchdog15 data center monitor has an on-board temperature/humidity sensor. You can add up to four plug-and-play digital
sensors using a standard splitter. The
CM-WatchDog 15 has a built-in web server, allowing for remote monitoring and alerts. From a secure web interface, users can monitor data center conditions remotely.

data center monitor

Climate MonitorEnvironment measurements are logged and graphed for trends and additional management. If alarm thresholds are breached, the CM-WatchDog 15 sends alerts via email, SNMP and email-to-SMS. The CM-WatchDog 15 connects with an RJ45 connector to a network. Easy to set up and use, no special software, just a standard web browser is required to access and configure the miniature data center monitor. The Web interface supports up to four IP cameras (not included), giving a quick view of remote conditions.

Small, compact, and light, the CM-WatchDog 15 offers a variety of mounting options and can easily be positioned in small spaces. A Power Over Ethernet (PoE) option is available that can be used to simplify wiring or for use in areas where power is not accessible. Please call as at 800-542-2489 for more information.

(WatchDog 15-P only).

On-board temperature & humidity sensor

Operating range: -20°C to 85°C

2 digital sensor inputs

Ethernet port /

Power Over Ethernet (WatchDog 15-P)

DC connection jack

Integrated mounting bracket