Air distribution for networking equipment with side to side
Housing equipment with side to side airflow creates many challenges
for IT and facility managers, particularly in regards to cooling.
Because most enclosures are designed for a front to back airflow
pattern, it is difficult to maintain ideal operating temperatures
on side to side airflow equipment. The Rack Side Air Distribution
Unit allows for greater security and organization by allowing racks
to be placed adjacent to one another without impeding airflow.
The Rack Side Air Distribution Unit is a 2U rack mountable air
distribution product for networking equipment or servers with side
to side airflow. It pulls in conditioned air from the front of the
rack and distributes it to the side air intake of the networking
equipment. This extends equipment life by providing proper inlet
This product is recommended for one or more networking products
that are stacked consecutively in a rack. Rack Side Air
Distribution Units may be placed above and/or below the networking
equipment. Airflow pattern is user configurable via an
interchangeable air turning vane.