The RackPack idea was born at a dinner at the New York New York Hotel Casino in Las Vegas in 2016. Inovonics was presenting six new INOmini models at the NAB Show. At the show, customers asked about special discounts on INOminis bundled together in the 19” rack kit. After much discussion, the Inovonics crew realized that if three INOmini models were preinstalled in the 19” rack kit, some of the extra parts could be eliminated to bring down materials costs. That would allow Inovonics to offer more discount.
The idea crystalized a new product concept that would allow broadcasters to choose various INOmini models and bundle three units into a single 1U 19” rack kit. Inovonics would preinstall the INOminis and offer the bundles at a special discount to both the dealer and the broadcast end-user.
At said dinner, the Inovonics crew toyed with naming various combinations after each legendary Las Vegas Rat Pack entertainer – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr. or Dean Martin. But in the end, practicality won out, and they settled on the more straightforward but equally fitting concept of the “RackPack.”
Today, the INOmini RackPack bundles allow customers to choose from a wide selection of INOmini or half-rack monitoring options and combine them for a customized solution at a reduced cost. Customers can fill the Rack Pack with three INOmini 1/3-rack sized units, two 1/2-rack sized units (such as Novia, Sofia or 610), or any combination of one INOmini with one 1/2-rack size unit. Units come fully mounted in a 1U 19” rack shelf with a power supply, jumper power cables and blanking panel when appropriate.