Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV products, introduced 19 inch rackmount panels that present easy access to network connections from the front of the rack, using pass-through connectivity ports. The ports (RJ45 or USB A/B) allow technicians to quickly connect laptops to the audio, security, or main network—whatever interface was made at the back of the unit. A white area above each port can be used to identify the connections.
In addition, the panels feature five charging ports including USB-C PD and USB 3.0. Panel model #ACR-1507-SSI-FC places the charging ports in front, making it easy to charge personal devices while working at the front of the rack, while model #ACR-1505-SSI-RC places the charging ports in the rear. The panels also include a bank of NEMA 5-15R power outlets for added practicality, while built-in surge suppression protects them from power surges and spikes up to 40,000A.
The new service interface panels are made in the U.S.A. with certified U.S. steel and global components. They're available from Lowell Manufacturing dealers and distributors.