We’re trying something new here at Rackmount Solutions: a manufacturer spotlight. Through the spotlight you can learn about different manufacturers, their products, and why we believe they are the best of the best. This week’s manufacturer spotlight is on Kendall Howard.
Our Relationship with Kendall Howard
KH has been one of our key partners since the beginning, and we truly believe that they product quality, top of the line, American-made products. We have a long-standing, trusting relationship with them, which has especially benefitted our customers. With the help and dedication of KH we have been able to provide our customers with the best products, which include wall mounts, datacenter racks and cabinets, accessories, and so much more!
A Little More About Them
Kendall Howard has made a name for itself with its high quality products that are reasonably priced. Their innovation on anything from server racks to IT furniture is unlike any other. To add onto that their products are 100% made in the U.S.A., and they will even ship it out to you the same day you order. Additionally, their focus on network and security installations makes their products great investments in the long run. And while all KH products are great, we’ve chosen to highlight a few that are popular among our customers. If you want to read more about their IT furniture, read this blog post!
KH does wall mount cabinets really well. There are so many different options to choose from, and they all highlight great features.
In 6U, 8U, and 9U size racks, this new shallow depth wall mount is great for network and security installations. It even has an acrylic front door for visibility of equipment inside and a lock and key for added peace of mind that your valuable equipment is safe. Perfect for equipment up to 16 inches in depth, and has a weight capacity of 150 pounds. With 4 cable knockouts (2 top and 2 bottom) and 2 fan knockouts (1 top and 1 bottom), this data cabinet can keep your cables managed and even accommodate a fan to keep your equipment cool. One person can even install this shallow depth wall mount by using the hanging bracket that will assist during mounting. And we can’t forget the limited lifetime warranty.
In many different size racks (6U, 9U, 12U, 15U, 18U, 22U) the Linier Fixed Wall Mount Cabinet boasts stability and durability. This data center wall mount truly is versatile and flexible and can be used for a variety of different applications. And that makes this wall mount a huge bang for your buck. Great for equipment up to 22 inches in depth and can support up to 250 pounds. You can even add a rack caster base for added mobility. Additional mounting rails are also available as an option to facilitate front and rear mounting of heavier equipment like UPS’s. The Linier Wall Mount also has fan knockouts on the top and bottom of the cabinet, as well as removable, locking side panels for access to equipment. Between fan knockouts and these removable side panels there are many options to increase airflow into the cabinet. In addition to removable side panels the doors are removable and reversible to facilitate either a left or a right swing. You can also choose from 3 different front door options: tempered glass, perforated, or solid. And we can’t forget the 5-year warranty. Similar to the Fixed Wall Mount Cabinet is the Linier Swing Wall Mount Cabinet. The features are the same as the fixed cabinet except the swing cabinet has a weight capacity of 150 pounds and cannot be used with a caster base. These cabinets are beneficial when you need to frequently reach the rear of the equipment due to telecom and datacom cabling.
This Corner Wall Mount Cabinet from KH is one of the most unique datacenter racks out there. It is a class of its own and completely innovative. It is a patented design and the only EIA compliant wall mount cabinet on the market that can mount in a corner. It comes in 12U with a usable depth of 17.5 inches and a weight capacity of 650 pounds. This wall mount also has removable, locking side panels for access to equipment, which can also be removed to increase airflow into the cabinet. In addition, the doors are completely removable and reversible to facilitate either a left or right swing. With an easy one-man install this cabinet is great for classrooms, offices, or utility rooms, where wall space may be limited. Oh, and we can’t forget the limited lifetime warranty.
Last but not least, KH server enclosures are also a popular item for our customers. These enclosures come in a 24-inch depth option and a 36-inch depth option, and the 24-inch enclosure is the most popular among our customers because they are great for shallow depth applications. These are available in 22U, 27U, 37U, and 42U sizes and have a 1,300-pound load capacity (800 pounds on rack casters). Similar to the wall mounts, you can choose from a glass, vented, or solid door style. Additionally, these racks can come with preinstalled casters and leveling feet, as well as removable and lockable side panels. They also include two pairs of vertical mounting rails with additional rails available separately. And of course, a 5 year limited warranty.
Installation Tips for Wall Mounts
The KH wall mount racks all have their wall mounting holes spaced apart 16 inches on center. This is a standard spacing used for wall studs, so that spacing ensures that you won’t have any issues mounting the cabinet directly into the studs. The type of hardware required will depend on the type of wall that the cabinet is going into. If you go to your local hardware store they can tell you what kind of hardware you will need. Just tell them what type of surface it’s going into, and how heavy you anticipate the cabinet to be once fully loaded with equipment.
Like what you see? We truly believe that Kendall Howard does server racks, cabinets, wall mounts, IT furniture, and accessories extremely well. And we know that you will have as great of an experience with KH products as we have. To shop more go to our website or call us at 1 (800) 352-6631 to talk to one of our sales experts. That’s all for this week’s spotlight! Check back next week to see who’s next…