are pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at IBC 2011.
You will find us in Hall 10 Stand F30. We look forward to
welcoming you on our stand.
Mode-AL gives systems
engineers a quiet life - IBC Product Launch
UK, July 7 2011: Acknowledging that there are times when
electronic equipment needs to be “front of house”,
but that the noise of fans and other components can be irritating,
Mode-AL has developed a range of soundproofed 19”
rack enclosures. The new ECS range of cabinets, to be introduced
at IBC2011 on Stand 10.F30, are attractive and unobtrusive
for any public installation, and include good ventilation
and cable access while achieving an impressive 36dB acoustic
suppression across the audible range.
“The requirement for racked equipment in noise-sensitive
areas has been around a long time, not just in broadcast
but in recording studios, Telepresence and boardrooms and
conference centres,” said David Lees, managing director
of Mode-AL. “We have been delivering front of house
rack cabinets for years, and now in response to requests
from many customers we have added a high degree of noise
The cabinets, which are available in a choice of finishes
to suit the décor of the installation, feature smoked
glass doors front and rear, which are lockable and close
to air-tight gaskets to prevent sound spill. The side panels
are lined with a high density polyurethane foam to provide
excellent sound absorption and a high mass barrier to extend
the attenuation down to lower frequency ranges.
Cable gaskets are fitted with Poron memory foam to maintain
the acoustic integrity. The cabinet is fitted with two temperature
controlled variable speed fans with an acoustically ducted
airflow system to ensure the equipment remains at its optimum
operating conditions without adding to the noise floor.
There is a dust filter on the input side of the airflow,
which can be easily removed from the front of the cabinet
“We have provided many soundproof enclosures for many
different applications over the last 10 years, on an ad
hoc basis,” added David Lees. “Now we have brought
all that experience together in the new ECS cabinet range,
enabling our users to select the product from the page rather
than put together a custom design from individual components.
We are confident that we will be helping systems integrators
towards a quieter life.”