One key aspect of AV design is the creation of an AV rack, which serves as the backbone of any audio visual system. Here are the best practices for designing and building an AV rack with EAV.
To ensure a successful AV rack design and build, the EAV team starts with a detailed plan. This takes into account the client’s specific needs and requirements. This includes a cable schedule, an associated cable identification system, rack elevation, BTU calculation, and rack elevation considerations such as the space of equipment, future proofing space, ventilation/heat requirements, proposed rack size, and location of the equipment based on ergonomics, weight distribution, and ease of wiring. A successful AV rack design build requires thorough planning and consideration of multiple factors.
Specifying the right rack size and location is crucial to ensure proper ventilation and heat distribution, especially since AV equipment generates a lot of heat. The depth and width of the rack must be considered to calculate ventilation space for each piece of equipment. In order to accommodate future-proofing needs and better cable management, a larger rack is recommended. By taking into account the location of the equipment and its distribution, we ensure that the rack size and location meet the client’s specific requirements. The right rack size and location are vital for the proper functioning and maintenance of the AV system.
To ensure ease of serviceability and standardisation, we design a detailed plan that takes into account rack shelves, cable colours per signal type, and cable identification schemes. In order for the AV rack design to function and maintain efficiently, all aspects must be thoroughly considered and optimised.
Cable management is an essential component of any AV rack design. We use cable management, and cable organising solutions to maintain a well-organised and convenient cable system. By planning for wire management during the design phase and placing cabling at the back of the rack build, we can ensure that cables are not only out of sight but also easily accessible for servicing and future updates. Proper cable management is crucial for the longevity and efficient functioning of the AV system.
EAV offers a wide range of rack systems, including open frame racks without sides or doors. These are ideal for applications where the rack does not need to control airflow or provide physical security. They are convenient for network wiring closet and distribution frame applications with high-density cabling, providing easy access and lots of open space for cable management. EAV’s expertise and diverse range of rack systems ensure that clients can find a solution that meets their specific needs and requirements.
In conclusion, designing and building an AV rack using the best practices is a critical aspect of any audio visual system. EAV’s detailed planning and consideration of multiple factors, including rack size and location, cable management, and equipment distribution, ensure that clients receive a high-quality and optimised AV system’s. Contact us today to learn more and stay in the loop with our audio visual design and installation services and take the first step towards having your personalised AV system that is well-designed and efficient.