Filed under: Cable Management, Desks and Workstations, Power and Data Distribution, Server Racks and Enclosures
Patch panels are used in networking applications right around the world. But if you are new to these beneficial setups then here is some information that may be beneficial for you if you are looking to purchase one in the near future.
What Is A Patch Panel
A patch panel is a panel of interconnecting ports which are contained together to easily connect outgoing and incoming lines of LAN or other electrical or electronic communication systems. With LAN setups, a patch panel is designed to connect networking computers to one another and also to the outside lines which allow for the LAN to easily connect to a WAN or the internet. The patch panel uses patch cords which provide the connections between the devices and lines. These panels allow for the circuits to be arranged or rearranged accordingly by easily plugging and unplugging patch cords.
The Structure Of A Patch Panel
Usually found in a server closet, a patch panel is mounted to a rack and is generally installed with other equipment. From here the lines will be integrated in from all parts of the network allowing for easy wiring to the back of the panel. The front panels generally feature many ports which can easily connect switches, routers, or hubs with shorter cables to allow for many different configurations. These can easily be labeled for organization purposes.
Easy Troubleshooting Solution
Network patch panels provide a great means of trouble shooting when there is a problem in the network. If a problem arises the user can easily isolate the problem section by disconnecting different parts of the network lines right at the patch panel itself. Once this is done, the lines can be added back into the patch panel until the problem is rectified and found.
Do You Need A Patch Panel?
A patch panel is ideal for larger networking applications. If you have minimal devices that can be connected directly from the router or switch to the computer then it may not be needed. If you run a larger networking system, you may find that you need more organization and flexibility. Patch panels are a great idea for these types of systems and for maintaining order with many wires while providing an all-in-one connection point for easy changing and fixing of the wires if needed. The benefit of using a patch panel in larger applications is that it provides easy expansion of the system if needed with the ability to add new devices and connections.
Filed under: Network Products, Test Equipment, Tools and Cases
When it comes to repairing phone lines and LANs it can cause a problem when you don’t have the right equipment with you. This is especially true when you fix and repair these data and voice connection lines for a living. With the new and improved Black Box Voice/Data Tool Kit you will have all the tools you need to make phone and LAN line repairs complete in a timely fashion which saves you time and money.
One Tool Kit For Multiple LAN and Telephone Line Jobs
One of the best things about this tool kit is that is features a line of high quality products and tools which are essential when it comes to phone and LAN line repairs. It is designed solely to hold all the tools required for repairing voice and data applications, and features up to around 30 different items which will get the job done first time including stripping tools, cables, and multiple adapters to name a few.
This kit is a great choice for any networking installations, wiring, or repairs, and is available with a heavy duty black shell case. The hard shell case provides all users with a protective feature which allows for all your tools to be safe and secure when used within heavy wear and tear applications. The best part about it is that is provides a coded locking mechanism which enables for your tools to be protected against theft. That gives you peace of mind.
With its nifty pockets it can feature a comfortable holding area for all specified tools and feature easy to open Velcro closures which provide easy access to certain sections and tools of the tool kit. With the removable top and bottom tool trays you can easily take the tools with you without the hard shell when working in tighter applications.
So before you find out you haven’t got the right tools for the job, why not take a look at this data and voice tool kit to see exactly how much it can benefit you when on the job.