Upsite Technologies, Inc. has announced a new product addition to its line of HotLok® Products, a 23-in. blanking panel. Created in response to customer demand, Upsite’s new 23-in. blanking panel is an extended version of its standard 19-in. HotLok® Blanking Panel. The HotLok® 23-in. Blanking Panel will accommodate the growing trend of wider IT cabinets and the new 23-in. blanking panel is the first snap-in blanking panel in the market designed exclusively for wider IT racks.

Designed to seal openings in IT equipment cabinets and control airflow for optimized cooling effectiveness, HotLok® Blanking Panels reduce hotspots and bypass airflow by preventing equipment exhaust air from migrating to the conditioned air intake stream at the front of the cabinet. The new 23 in. HotLok® Blanking Panels were created to fill a critical gap in the marketplace, reducing cooling costs and helping larger IT cabinets operate more efficiently. Generating a more than 99.97% effective seal, the original HotLok® Blanking Panels won the “Best Product Award” in TechTarget's Infrastructure category.

“While Upsite has been providing data centers with innovative airflow management solutions since 2001, we are constantly looking for new ways to increase energy efficiency with simple, easy-to-use products,” said Peter Crook, president and CEO of Upsite Technologies. “The newest additions to our award winning HotLok® product line will go far to help data center managers achieve their goal of a lower PUE.”

Earlier this year, Upsite’s AisleLok® Modular Containment was named winner of the “Bright Idea” category at the 2015 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.