Pro AV Catalog
6436 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States
Project List
Chief’s New Line of AV Rack Systems and Accessories Starts Shipping Today
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

After acquiring Raxxess in 2009, Chief is ready to begin shipping its next generation of AV rack solutions – The Raxxess® Series.

Minneapolis, MN. USA (DEC 2010) - - Chief, an industry leader in AV mounts and rack solutions, is now shipping its E1 and S1 Series racks.

“Similar to our infield research when launching the Fusion Mount Line, this new innovative line is the result of listening to what our customers said would make their installs easier and more efficient,” said Carl Breczinski, Product Manager for the new Chief Raxxess Series. “We believe that our customers will see the benefits that these new racks can bring to their next job.” From extra space gained in the bottom of each rack for mounting small components to offering consistent ventilation options, the new Raxxess Series boasts advanced features and quality engineering that installers love to see,” add Breczinski.

Two new rack configurations will begin shipping today. The E1 Raxxess Series Rack is an enclosed rack with solid steel construction; laser cut knockouts and integrated cable tie points with an included rear rack rail. The S1 Raxxess Series is a knockdown rack with solid steel construction and is easy to assemble, requiring only five minutes of one person’s time.

A full line of accessories, including products bundled with SurgeX® surge arresters and thermal management products like the new 1U Fan Panel and Filtered Fan to protect equipment from dust, are also exciting additions to this new line of racks.

Also new this year is RackBuilder™—Chief’s professional online rack mount configuration tool. “RackBuilder will fundamentally change the way our customers specify and order rack configurations”, said Laurie Englert, Chief’s Marketing Director. “Unlike other tools in the industry, RackBuilder offers a real-time solution with precise, photorealistic renderings of our rack products, allowing customers to build, save and email rack configurations quickly and easily – all online.”

Users will walk through a series of five easy steps that will guide them to complete even the most complex rack mount solution. RackBuilder monitors and automatically calculates rack space capacity and compatibility to show the results of the users’ selections in real-time.

Take a look at the new Raxxess racks and accessories and build your own configuration using the new RackBuilder tool. Visit or for more information.