Recently, The University of Texas Center for Agile Technology approached General Technics to create a rackmount chassis design. The chassis had specific requirements for space, performance, and noise that were imperative to the application. Because every application is different, General Technics designs rackmount controllersthat meet specific application demands. The General Technics team created several layout sketches to offer solutions that would meet the most important space, performance, and noise requirements before moving on to CAD designs. 3U Rackmount Controller In environments where noise level and space are critical, nothing is quieter and more efficient than the\u00a0ultra-quiet 3U rackmount controller. Ultimately, the University of Texas at Austin decided on a 3U, short-depth design that would minimize noise, fit the footprint requirements, and still allow for three removable bays. The short chassis depth was imperative, so General Technics configured the system to measure 13\u201d, ultimately making different recommendations for placement of drive bays to achieve the overall size. As part of the process, General Technics created detailed renderings and drawings of the custom design for future University of Texas presentations and the organization\u2019s internal communication. Final delivery included more than 50 units. Chassis Features 13\u201d chassisIntegrated 7\u201d touchscreen LCD with front panel controlsFull-size ATX boardSmall form-factor SFX power supplyLarge, quiet, recessed 120mm intake fanOptional rear exhaust fansTwo eSATAp ports on front panelSlimline optical bayThree 3.5\u201d baysAdditional brackets for internal storageRemovable 3U rack brackets for alternate mounting For more information on the complete solution including specs, tradeoffs, and custom design, visit the full project example.