fiber optic cable management frame

FS 4U Rack Mount FHD Fiber Optic Enclosures Comparison

With the increasing demand for better network, the data center devices need to be kept upgrading. To meet the requirement for easy-to-manage fiber cabling environments, FS has upgraded 4U FHD rack mount fiber optic enclosures. Well, what’s the difference between the upgraded 4U FHD fiber enclosure and the old one? This article will give a clear explanation for it. What…

Structured wiring panel diagram

How to Choose a Structured Wiring Panel?

As a popular data transmission system, the structured wiring system supports data, multiple voices, video, and various management systems. It consists of a number of standardized smaller elements such as structured wiring panel, network switch, cables, etc. This article will address the introduction of structured wiring panel and how to choose it. What Is a Structured Wiring Panel? The structured wiring panel plays an essential role…

Horizontal cable management

Vertical Cable Management vs Horizontal Cable Management: Which One to Choose?

With the increasing of cable counts and devices, cable management is becoming more and more complicated. An efficient network cable management not only assistants increase the flexibility of cabling, but also helps improve the operation in the data center. Therefore, well-organized cabling has been a hot spot now. In fact, the cable management solution can be generally classified into vertical…

Installing a rack mount patch panel

Rack Mount Patch Panel Wiki: What’s It? Why Use It? How to Use It?

The patch panel is an indispensable component of the network system. It serves as a static switchboard which connects a lot of devices to the central or critical hardware. Based on different application environment, patch panel can be classified into rack mount patch panel and wall mount patch panel. This article will focus on exploring the former: rack mount patch panel….

photo of a 48 Ports Keystone Patch Panel Cabling

How to install a Keystone Patch Panel?

In this article, we will focus on the installation of a keystone patch panel. Before, we have introduced many solutions for cable management, such as horizontal/vertical organizers, patch panels, rack-mounted enclosures, etc. In this post, we will take the keystone patch panel as a case to illustrate how to install it. An Overview of Keystone Patch Panel Before the installation,…

Cables are connected to the patch panel

What is the Function of Patch Panel?

As we know, the patch panel is a passive device with a number of ports. It’s a cable management tool that most frequently used, typically in a data center. However, for some people, they are still confused about the function of a patch panel, and post questions on a forum such as what is the purpose of the patch panel in networking, why not connect end device directly…

Proper Horizontal Cable Management for Rack

Cable management is a critical part of network cabling systems that require a large number of moves, adds and changes. The improper cable management may result in cable damage or cause transmission errors and performance issues as well as system downtime. In a horizontal manager system, the cable management for the rack is important in telecommunications rooms for leased office…

Figure 1: Patch panels in a rack for managing the fiber and copper cables

Why Do We Use A Patch Panel?

When we set up a network, we are accustomed to buying a patch panel as usual. And people always say they buy patch panels for cable management, as they are asked why do we use a patch panel. However, are there any other benefits of a patch panel? Yes, of course, here explains the reasons why do we use a patch panel…