New QAR Series Rack Saves 30+ Minutes in Assembly Time

The QAR Series is a knock-down rack with an innovative patent-pending snap-together design that makes it integration-ready in five minutes or less.

Fairfield, NJ--Middle Atlantic Products is unveiling the new Quick Assembly Rack, one of three rack series to anchor Essex, its new collection of affordable, quality infrastructure products. Ideal for price-sensitive projects, The QAR Series is a knock-down rack with an innovative patent-pending snap-together design that makes it integration-ready in five minutes or less.

Designed for the contractor in need of an everyday solution for ensuring a reliable AV system, the Quick Assembly Rack can save up to 30 minutes or more in assembly time compared to other knock-down racks. It provides a quality foundation for residential AV systems and can be used as a skeleton rack or easily configured with sides, doors and a range of Essex power and accessory options.

The QAR Series is UL listed with models available in 12 sizes complementary to residential AV systems. Ideal for installation in closets, basements and equipment rooms, it is optimized for efficient cable management with generous facilities for bottom cable entry. All QAR Series racks feature lockable casters, optional leveling feet for fixed installation and a convenient mounting bracket for vertical power distribution.

Essex Accessory Bundles are available in three sizes as a convenient option for installers to select essential accessories with one easy part number. Other useful options include locking solid and plexi doors along with locking side panels that install in seconds. QAR Series racks can also be powered and protected with Essex power distribution in rackmount and vertical options.

Featuring an attractive design with a sleek metallic grey finish, the QAR Series addresses thermal management through the passive ventilation designed into the rack's top. Also available in the Essex line are quiet DC fan tops for up to 276 CFM when forced airflow is needed.

Essex by Middle Atlantic is an affordable line of infrastructure solutions designed to address the integration needs of price-conscious systems with trusted Middle Atlantic quality. It includes an assortment of racks, power and accessories designed for easy selection and purchase, quick assembly and effortless integration. For technical specifications and in-depth information about Essex by Middle Atlantic, please click to or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).

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