INTELLIGENT Systems Australia has released the GELShock-2 shock and vibration dampener. It is designed to provide significant protection for rackmount computers.
The GELShock-2 is a rackmount device itself and takes up one 1RU of rack space. It mounts into the standard 19-inch rack cabinet on its own telescopic slides. The rackmount computer is secured to brackets on top of the GELShock-2, providing a floating platform.
The system uses aGEL, a substance released by Geltec that reduces vibrations over a wide frequency range. It will absorb microvibrations as well as shock. It also has excellent long-term stability and environmental characteristics.
The aGEL insulators are used for load support and dampening in the vertical plane. aGEL chips are used for dampening in the horizontal plane.
The GELShock-2 is suitable for most rackmount computers that are 2RU, 3RU or 4RU in height and weigh between 12kg and 25kg.