SOURCE: Antec

August 30, 2005 08:00 ET

Antec Transforms Audio Computing Market With Studio Series Rackmount Enclosures

Take 3 and Take 4 Cases Bring Quiet Computing™ to Rackmount Environments

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched Take 3 and Take 4, its Studio Series rackmount enclosures for the professional and high-end hobbyist audio markets. Featuring distinct rich blue front bezels, these 3U and 4U height cases are designed to bring silent performance and stability to professional audio-video recording and computing.

Studio Series cases feature a unique segregated air-flow design in which dual chambers isolate the power supply and CPU in separate cooling zones. This results in improved airflow and lowered system noise. Both chassis also feature Antec's three-speed adjustable TriCool 92mm and 120mm fans that allow users to balance quiet performance with maximum cooling.

Both cases are equipped with Antec's virtually silent SmartPower 2.0 450W power supply. Take 3 offers six drive bays, while Take 4 features eight, and the hard drive cages feature rubber grommets to absorb hard drive vibrations. Additional features in both cases include seven expansion slots and convenient front-mounted USB 2.0 and FireWire ports.

"We recognized a growing demand for custom-built systems used in professional quality digital audio recording," said Scott Richards, Antec worldwide vice president of sales and marketing. "With the development of Take 3 and Take 4, we aim to meet the underserved needs of this high-end audio market. Furthermore, our Studio Series cases deliver ruggedness coupled with Antec's famous quietness for anyone requiring rackmount chassis."

Take 3 and Take 4 are available for an estimated street price of $319 and $339 respectively through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The cases are backed by Antec's industry-leading 3-year warranty on parts and labor. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec

Founded in 1986, Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Having pioneered this fast-growing category in the retail sector, the company has achieved a worldwide market-leading position. Antec has achieved equal success in the distribution channel, meeting demands from quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's enclosure technology line-up includes a wide variety of cases, such as its quiet and stylish LifeStyle series, technically advanced Performance TX Series and cost-effective Solution Series. The company's rack mount cases address demanding ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec also offers cutting-edge power supplies, such as its highly acclaimed TruePower 2.0 series and value-priced SmartPower 2.0 models. Additionally, the company's computing accessories line is made up of a variety of innovative products, including Antec's patented LED Fans.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. For more information on Antec, please visit www.antec.com.

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