Sonnet Unveils ‘RackMac’ for ‘Mac Mini’ Servers, Computers

Units support the installation of one or two Mac minis into a “1U” rack space.
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Sonnet Technologies unveils its “RackMac” mini-rack mount solution for the latest line of Mac mini servers and computers and which supports the installation of one or two Mac minis into a “1U” rack space, the company says in a written statement.

The RackMac mini manages airflow and provides a front panel power switch and USB port for each Mac mini and can be ideal for the office or for transportable rack use, says Sonnet, a computer storage systems producer located in Irvine, Calif.

Constructed of rugged steel with a black powder-coat finish, the 11-inch deep RackMac mini holds the servers or computers behind a smart front panel. For each Mac mini, the front panel includes DVD, IR sensor and power indicator slots; a power switch; and a USB port, thereby making simple the need to press each computer’s power button; or connect a keyboard or mouse, or attach a USB drive, Sonnet says.

A padded locking bar holds the Mac minis in place for transportable rack use, while cable tie points allow all cables to be secured as well, Sonnet says. The rack mount solution’s design prevents recirculation of hot air around the Mac minis, insuring that cool air goes in a one-way path through the front panel openings to the computers’ air intakes, exiting out the rear.