24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel for Ethernet Cabling

In cabling system, patch panel is used for cable management. But how? In short, when the patch cables are connected with telecommunication equipment, they have to go through the adapters in the patch panel to achieve the wiring function. Here, patch panel functions as the protector of cables or pigtails. Commonly, patch panel can be divided into different categories according to different ports, 12 port patch panel, 24 port patch panel and 48 port patch panel. And for small LAN network, the best option is 24 port patch panel especially the 24 port blank keystone patch panel.

What Is 24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel

24 port blank keystone patch panel, also known as the unloaded patch panel, is one option of 24 port copper patch panel. Typically, instead of the pre-positioned connectors design, it adopts the design of 24 individual empty holes which allow users install the connectors based on their own needs to link different copper cables. The empty holes are called keystone jacks that can be terminated to the cables such as shield or unshield CAT5e or CAT6, and then quickly inserted into the patch panel. This type of patch panel is designed to support the distribution of voice, data, and video for commercial or residential applications. FS.COM offers 24 port unshielded blank keystone patch panel, it’s suitable for any standard 19 inch relay rack, cabinet or wall bracket. With a flat style and clear port number, cable management becomes easier. And its removable cable manager will allow users to fix cables simply.

Reasons to Use Blank Keystone Patch Panel

Compared with the traditional patch panel, blank keystone patch panel enjoys several advantages, which actually encourage people to choose blank keystone patch panel.

  • More flexible design. No keystone jack is pre-installed into the blank keystone patch panel, so it can be customized based on specific application. FS.COM 24 port blank keystone patch panel accepts all RJ45 modules, which means technicians will not struggle with the decision whether to use CAT5e or CAT6 when they need the versatility of running different types of networking cable on one project. The blank keystone accommodates a wide variety of easy to snap-in modules, making configuration flexibility.
  • Better cost-effectiveness. The special design and easy installation make a low initial investment cost. Use one blank keystone patch panel, users can connect CAT5e and CAT6 simultaneously without buying theCAT5e patch panel and CAT6 patch panel. Besides, with pre-labeled ports and write-on areas on the front, the blank keystone patch panel helps trace and identify cable runs to stay in order.

Install 24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel for Ethernet Cabling

First, prepare the equipment. No extra tools are required except the essential equipment, 24 port blank keystone patch panel, CAT5e and CAT6 RJ45 insert modules.

Second, to fit one’s need, choose the proper quantity of different RJ45 modules. Then insert them onto the 24 port blank keystone patch panel one by one.

Third, screw the assembled 24 port blank keystone patch panel in a 19 inch rack. Plug the CAT5e cables into the CAT5e coupler keystone insert module and insert CAT6 cables into the CAT6 module, then handle the cables in sequence.

Last, take a visual inspection of the equipment to make sure everything works well.

Conclusion

24 port blank keystone patch panel provides connectivity for RJ45 insert modules data services, playing an important role in supporting the cloud. For your convenience, FS.COM offers different types of blank keystone patch panel to help technicians finish your networking project on budget and on time.

Fiber Patch Panel Connector Types

With the development of today’s technology, technical equipment like fiber optic enclosures that support the demand is also improving and changing rapidly. All these challenges must be achieved by choosing the right type of connectivity, which means a well-designed network should use the right cables and connectors, especially the fiber patch panel connector which performs as the transmission bridge. But do you know what the fiber patch panel connector is, and how many types the fiber patch panel connector contains? This article will help you find the answers.

Introduction of Fiber Patch Panel Connector

Fiber patch panel connectors are unique, since they can delivery the light pulses but not the electrical signals. Therefore, the tiny glass fibers of fiber optic connectors should be aligned so that communication data can be transmitted efficiently. Fiber patch panel connector includes three parts, ferrule, connector body and coupling mechanism. The ferrule is made of metal or ceramic, which is used to hold the glass fiber. Obviously, the connector body holds the ferrule, the coupling mechanism. And the coupling mechanism holds the connector while it’s linked to other devices. Generally, fiber patch panel connector is available with LC, SC, FC, ST, MTP/MPO, etc. But fiber patch panel with LC, SC, MTP/MPO adapters is the most popular used in cabling system. These fiber patch panel connectors are commonly used to connect fibers ends.
Fiber Patch Panel Connector

Fiber Patch Panel Types

Fiber patch panel connector can make a big difference in network system due to the different types.

  • SC Fiber Patch Panel  

Designed for Gigabit Ethernet, SC fiber patch panel uses the SC adapters. FS.COM offers 12 port and 24 port patch panel with SC adapter for fiber cabling. The following 24 port fiber patch panel is designed with precise internals and upright SC ports. It adopts a stronger platform with 1.5mm SPCC, which can install customs array of adapters. For the numerical legend for each port on both sides, it is printed by wear-resistant ink, which can hold up to moisture and scuff for a fast identification and regulated management. This SC type of fiber patch panel can be applied in data center cabling, high EMI/RFI applications, Telco CO and MAN etc.

24 port SC fiber patch panel

  • LC Fiber Patch Panel  

LC fiber patch panel uses the LC adapters whose ferrule size is the half of SC ferrule. Due to the small design, LC fiber patch panel needs less space and widely used in dense racks. To meet the different requirement, FS.COM produces 12 port, 24 port, and 48 port LC patch panel. FS.COM 48 port fiber patch panel is featured with the unique staggered panel. It can be fully loaded with fiber couplers in order to save much cost. With the 1U size and LC duplex ports on both side, this fiber patch panel can support interconnection and cross-connection of 96 fiber cables. Besides, it’s also equipped with silk-screen labels on the front and rear sides for a better cable management.

48 port LC fiber patch panel

  • MPO/MTP Fiber Patch Panel

MPO and MTP connector are the multi-fiber connectors that connect 12 to 24 fibers in a rectangular iron law. They are designed for 40Gb to 100Gb optical parallel link. Fiber adapter panel with 8 or 12 MTP/MPO adapters is available at FS.COM. The product 12 MTP/MPO fiber adapter panel employs the double reinforced design with 12 horizontal adapters, which is applied to the FHD series enclosures. And the double reinforced design is a better choice to protect the cables. In addition, the plate uses the die-cast steel material and is easy to mount in fiber enclosures with no tools.

 MTP fiber patch panel

Conclusion

Different fiber patch panel connector types result in different network performance, so it’s important to select, install and maintain the suitable fiber patch panel types. At FS.COM, there are fiber patch panel with SC adapters, fiber patch panel with LC adapters and fiber patch panel with MTP/MPO adapters. Besides,FS.COM offers the 6 port blank multimedia modular panel. This device can be equipped with all kinds of adapters such as ST, FC, LC and so on. All in all, these different fiber patch panel can meet customers’ various network demands and help them to build a good network system.