Custom Adapters, Framework And Security For Computer Systems

Standardization is relative. Although there are many computer systems that work together, the continuing innovation in the Information Technology (IT) means that new ways of doing things and new ideas can throw old standards to the curb. If you're having trouble with getting new devices to work together in your technical layout, consider a few ways that a metal fabrication team can help. 

Custom Server Racks And Shelf Protection

One problem with the changing device standards is getting everything to fit in computer equipment storage. Server racks standards, such as the 19-inch server rack, can be customized to fit various equipment sizes by simply moving the rails apart and utilizing shelves, but there's one major problem with the server rack standard: it's designed for square devices with screw-mounting holes.

You may be working with an amazing new device that has its own mounting design in places that the server rack can't handle. You may be using a device designed for home use that isn't meant for equipment storage, but there's too many issues that come with getting such devices mounted properly.

One option is to simply mount a shelf--a piece of sheet metal--to place the device. Although this works at a basic level, a technician could walk by the shelf and simply knock it over by tripping over cables or being caught against components that stick out.

A metal fabrication team can enhance the security shelf idea by creating a rack that can clamp around the bottom of your device. If you'd like a higher level of security in case a bottom-clamping option isn't enough, there are ways to design cages for easy use and enhanced security.

Cage Security And Convenience

Metal fabricators can design a cage the fits around your device with all of the interfaces taken into consideration. By giving the fabrication team a layout of your devices, a set of custom enclosures can be designed with openings cut for every screen, port and button that needs regular access. 

Cables can be plugged without the risk of yanking devices out during an accidental snag, and the cage can be opened or unlocked as necessary in order to swap out devices. Maintenance can be easy with a simple latch system, but if you want added physical security, locking systems can be added as well.

Lock and key systems, combination locks or even digital locks requiring retinal, fingerprint scanning or other biometrics can be added. It isn't the technology that matters, but the framework used to keep devices secure. Keep in mind that any digital lock systems require power, often through a direct connection or battery that could result in a long-term lock if power fails.

Contact a metal fabrication team (such as PWC Fabrication Inc) to design cages and security systems with a custom fit.