AVIXA announces release of new rack building standard
AVIXA has announced the release of its newest standard, Rack Building for Audiovisual Systems (F502.01:2018), which details the requirements for integrating AV systems into racks by providing a process for consistent assembly, mounting, and cable management.
This standard covers the fundamental elements of building reliable AV equipment racks, including:
• Assembly of AV equipment racks, associated options, and accessories in single and multi-rack installations.
• Mounting and affixing of rack-mount and non-rack-mount AV equipment.
• Cable management, including planning, lacing, location, and separation of signal and power cables for cable management entering and within racks.
• Final cleaning, labeling, and finishing of the AV rack build.
Planning for the use of this standard should begin during the project design phase and be implemented in conjunction with a fully-developed project documentation package.
This standard does not cover design elements; therefore, the AV system design should be documented prior to beginning the rack building.
AVIXA’s forthcoming standard AV Rack Design will outline the requirements for AV planning, design, accommodation, and equipment layout. The standard will be published in 2019.
“An improperly assembled AV rack leads to negative consequences for the system’s performance, and the end users are the ones that suffer,” AVIXA senior director of standards Ann Brigida says.
“This standard provides well-vetted guidance from experts around the globe that will improve the quality and consistency of AV system racks. We’ve included several illustrations and diagrams within the published standard to make it easier for people to implement into their projects.
“As with all standards, it is designed to ultimately elevate the end user’s experience.”