Axon Rack Mount

cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
edited January 2007 in Axon
Hi,
If anyone has any suggestions or tips on what to include in an axon rack would be very appreciative.
Extra Hardware or just build design or any tips from those in the know.

kind Regards Cormac,

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  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    So,
    what we are doing is mounting it in a 6 space rack,
    on the front panel we have a kvm style monitor/keyboard/trackpad combo, and a Furman power conditioner.
    On the back panel, we have built a rack panel with,
    5 BNC's DMX in/Out,
    Ethercon for Networking,
    Ethercon for Svideo Balun,
    and Ethercon for a Video over Cat5,
    and finally, a USB plug.

    I will be taking pictures as soon as my racks get back and I can finish them, someone rented them before I got a chance to finish them up.

    let me know if you have any specific questions.
    Joshua Wood
    Service Manager
    Ruehling Associates Inc.
  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited January 2007
    Hi joshua,
    any pictures of the back panel when you get it back would be great.
    Was the back panel made for you or did you do it yourself?

    Regards Cormac
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    We just used one of those mid atlantic laser cut panels,
    and used the neutrik bnc bulkheads that fit in a D type xlr opening.
    I will take some pics and post them early next week,
    Josh
  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited January 2007
    Hi J,
    found what seems to be a similar type KVM drawer that you mentioned in your earlier post.
    http://www.keyzone.com/drawer/cyberview-115.htm
    RKPS115bU
    1U 15" LCD w/ notebook USB keyboard & mini trackball


    As i haven't used a KVm style drawer before I'm taking it you didn't require a kvm switch for the monitor in your axon rack or am i wrong?
    Would i be correct in saying that Axon should just recognise the kvm as another device?

    Regards Cormac
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Cormac,
    I found one that does not actually have a KVM switch built into it.
    So the axon just thinks that it is a monitor, and the keyboard/trackpad is just another usb device,
    They do have PS2 versions, but we decided to go with the usb one.
    Also, we went with a 2 rack space version, so that the monitor and keyboard were on seperate slides, so that you could have the monitor out, but put the keyboard away when you weren't using it.
    I just found out that my axons were delivered back to my shop yesterday, so I should be able to put those together and take some pictures for you tommorow.
    Here is a link to the keyboard/monitor we bought.

    NOTE: As I mentioned above, we went with the USB option, the ps2 version should work as well, but I am not 100% sure, as I have not tried it.
    http://rackmountmart.stores.yahoo.net/lcd2u1shor2u.html

    Let me know if you have any further questions.
    Josh
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Ok, Here are the Pics,
    sorry they are not the best quality,
    I meant to bring the DLSR, but forgot it at home..
    Let me know if you have any questions.
    Joshua Wood
    Service Manager
    Ruehling Associates Inc.
  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited January 2007
    Josh,

    Great looking rack!

    Scott
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Thanks!
    I think....
    (Kinda creeped out that you are checking out my rack)
    :18:
    Josh
  • cormacjackcormacjack Registered User, DL Beta
    edited January 2007
    Hi Again,can anyone tell what type of DVI connector i would require for a rack panel similar to josh's attached picture.
    DVi-i (single) DVI-i (Dual) DVi-D (single)DVi- (Dual)DVI-A or another type,looked over the axon manual and can't find this mentioned.

    Regards Cormac
  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited January 2007
    The Axon uses an ATI X1900XT video card. So the DVI connectors on the Axon are just the ones you're seeing from the video card itself.
  • ksaundersksaunders Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Hi Josh

    What kind of weight is in you rack
    Is it a one man lift
    any wheels

    regs
    K
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Well, its pretty heavy,
    I believe around 130 pounds or so,
    If I didn't use a case i already had, I probably would have tried to find something that had wheels...
    I wouldn't want to carry it by myself...
    The KVM monitor is pretty heavy as well..
    I would probably find a case that has wheels in one corner and rolls like a suitcase..
    Joshua Wood
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