Recently purchased a Monoprice 4x4 Matrix and noticed they do not come with ears to mount in a rack. I was curious if anyone else has encountered this and where you might buy your rack mount ears?
I'd like to purchase a handful of these because I use a system like this for each client. It would be great if there was a universal bracket/ear I did not know about.
Middle Atlantic makes custom shelves for almost any product that will give you a shelf and a custom face plate to give you a professional look. These are around $100 bucks a pop but if you are doing a big rack system it is well worth it to have the clean look.
While it would certainly be nice to see a bit more product from Monoprice (and some others) which is standard RU height and includes, or offers rack ears, it is typical for lower priced consumer goods to require a rack shelf.
If $100 is to much, then consider a 1RU rack shelf and put a blank plate on the front of it to hide the switch but keep a clean look. I always do this on my racks as I want a shelf for power supplies to be able to hide. But, buying custom rackshelves which match the rest of the installation is really a pristine way of doing things.