In a structured wiring system, complete connections include cables, patch panels, wall sockets, and wiring to support all LAN applications. In this case, spaghetti noodles can easily be created, so the number of cables going in and out is large. Not only does the patch panel act as a connector, it also helps to arrange the cables in an orderly manner. Therefore, well-organized patch panel cable management provides a reliable cabling system for all network applications today and future-oriented networks.
Why do you need patch panel cable management?
Most importantly, patch panels provide a centralized location to manage network connections. When moving, adding, or changing (MAC), patch panel cable management will effectively reduce the time and cost of making physical changes on the patch panel in the wiring closet. In addition, it provides physical security for sensitive network connections, such as fiber optic links, and minimizes network downtime through easy access during routine maintenance. Finally, when you need to connect a large number of devices, it provides scalability to increase density.
High-density cable management solution based on patch panel
MDF cable management involves many components: fiber optic cabinets (wall-mounted or rack-mounted cabinets), fiber optic distribution frames (LC, SC, ST, MTP, MPO), fiber optic boxes, horizontal or vertical cable management panels or cable managers. Different combinations can meet the needs of effectively managing high-density structured wiring in different applications.
(1) Rack-mounted chassis + fiber distribution frame
This rack mount enclosure is always loaded with LC, SC, ST, MTP / MPO fiber adapter panels to provide access to connect the backbone network to the backbone or backbone to horizontal fiber cabling. According to application requirements, different fiber housing units can be selected. Generally, a 1U rack cabinet can accommodate up to 4 FAPs, up to 96 fibers, 2U up to 192 fibers, and 4U up to 288 fibers. In order to obtain higher wiring density, the combination of fiber optic housing and fiber distribution frame provides an efficient, flexible and simple method for fiber optic cable management in data centers.
(2) Rack-mounted chassis + fiber optic box
In addition to installation through fiber distribution frames, rack mount cabinets can also accommodate MTP-8, MTP-12, or MTP-24 fiber boxes to provide an interface between MTP connectors on the trunk and LC duplex jumpers For fast connections. Remote or data center applications. This installation option is suitable for 10G to 40G or 25G to 100G applications.
(Note: The wall-mounted patch panel performs a similar working principle as a rack-mounted patch panel, mounting fiber-optic adapter panels, and cassette tapes.)
(3) Modular panel + fiber box installed in empty rack
The blank modular panel has multiple functions to provide a complete solution for routing network cables and protection jumpers. When a 1U rack-mounted modular fiber optic cabinet panel is installed with 4 MTP / MPO boxes, it can accommodate up to 96 fibers. It has a unique design for front-to-back installation with easy-to-access cable management.
(4) Modular panel + fiber distribution frame installed in empty rack
In addition to fiber optic boxes, blank rack-mounted modular panels with ribs can also accommodate 1U fiber optic distribution frames to effectively manage high-density structured cabling in data centers.
(5) MTP / MPO-LC cabinet + cable management panel
The MTP / MPO-LC cabinet is designed to cost-effectively connect 40 / 100G equipment with existing 10G equipment. The branch panel combines the advantages of MPO pre-terminated branch cables and compact patch panels, and multiple group links are assigned in the distribution box to ensure high performance and reliable direct connection from 10 GbE to 40/100 GbE . Cable management panel with D-ring for horizontal cable management in front of 40 / 100G branch panel. This solution is ideal for 40 / 100G migration in high-density data centers.
(6) Blank multimedia adapter wiring board + cable management panel
The blank multimedia adapter patch panel can be customized for multimedia applications that require integrated fiber optic jumpers and copper cables. The inserted trapezoidal jack or coupler can be Cat6a, Cat6, Cat5e or Cat5. Fiber optic adapters can be standard LC duplex, SC simplex and MTP / MPO. As a result, it can aggregate up to six different types of ports on demand at once. A cable management panel with a D-ring is a cable manager that keeps the cables in an acceptable state and meets the functional requirements of high-density network cables.
(7) Ethernet distribution frame + horizontal cable manager with D-ring
Ethernet distribution frames include Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat7 distribution frames. They are the ideal way to create a flexible, reliable and neat Ethernet cabling system. Horizontal cable managers are often used to arrange a small bundle of patch cords from network switches and patch panels. It provides a cost-effective cable management solution for organizing jumpers and maintaining the required bend radius.