so the last topic really is network racks most of the racks i see in emerging regions are often wall mount we do see some freestanding racks mostly they are server class racks that would install servers in and i don't see many of the type of racks that i'm going to show you here but there's two type freestanding or wall mount you can have them fully enclosed or not enclosed in the u.s and europe network racks tend to be in rooms that are dedicated specifically for networking stuff they're not in some classroom or in some hallway or in somebody's office so in that case the network racks are rarely fully enclosed buildings with concrete walls like an emerging region makes it better to use smaller wall mount racks and often they'll need to be enclosed because they're in exposed areas where people can touch them and you want them to be closed up and locked so here is a wall mount network rack uh this happens to be in uh an area of our library uh you can see that this is not an enclosed rack you can see the cables are dressed neatly in the back they're terminated in the panels and then there's network equipment installed at the bottom of the rack both of these are photos of the same rack you can't really see it well but this rack will actually swing open because one of the issues you have if if you're trying to terminate more cabling and put more cable you know you've installed some additional cabling you want to terminate it in the the jack panel well you need to get to the back of it and you know i have some skinny network technicians but nobody's that skinny so these racks actually will swing open they have hinges on them you can swing them open where you can service the rip them and then you swing them back now freestanding racks in the u.s are much cheaper this is uh some photos of fiber optic panels in one of our core network locations and they're just freestanding two post rack they cost about a hundred dollars u.s uh we use this is a really really common rack even in uh uh rack rooms in in remote buildings um they are so inexpensive the wall mount racks tend to be more expensive.

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