In this chapter, you will learn about
• Types of racks
• Ergonomics and weight distribution
• Building a rack
• Wiring a rack
• Finishing touches
The key objectives for mounting audiovisual (AV) equipment on a rack are to protect the integrity of the system and to ensure security. Based on rack elevation and signal routing block diagrams, you will need to plan for the placement and interconnection of AV components. If the AV designer has not provided these diagrams, your first task is to create them. Deciding where to place equipment on a rack requires knowledge of ergonomics, weight distribution, and heat dispersal. You will also need to know the basics of signal separation, RF and IR ...