With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT), more and more network-connected devices are added into the existing network. Most servers and other devices have a limited number of ports available. A patch panel can be used to dramatically increase the number of devices that can connect to a specific piece of hardware. The 48-port patch panel is highly whetted users’ appetite for port expansion. There are many different types of the 48-port patch panel. Are all patch panels created equally?
48-port Fiber Patch Panel
High density 96 fibers or 48-port fiber patch panel is preloaded with either LC or SC keystone jacks to offer installers an economical and high-density fiber termination solution. With 1U detachable horizontal cable management panel, it can protect and organize fiber optic cable in your network. For implementations in 40/100G networks, 48-port fiber optic patch panel has MTP-LC breakout patch panel for an option. This 48-port patch panel is designed with 48 LC Duplex front ports and 4 loss optimized MTP Elite rear ports, which provides more fiber terminations up to 96 fibers than standard fiber panel. The 1U of rack space is perfect for limited-space environments or high-density structured cabling. FS.COM is available with 48-port LC fiber patch panel and MTP-LC breakout patch panel in single mode and multimode version.
48-port Ethernet Patch Panel
This kind of Ethernet patch panel features 48 unshielded or shielded keystone jacks for Ethernet connectivity, the high-density configuration of the jacks helps minimize the space of network. There are various network patch panels based on Cat cables like Cat5/Cat5e patch panel, Cat6/Cat6a patch panel, or Cat7 patch panel. For 1U patch panel, 48-port Cat5e patch panel and 48-port Cat6 patch panel are most popular in the market. The 1U 48-port patch panel has RJ45 female ports on the front and 110 punch-down style terminals on the rear. It is meant to be mounted on a 19” rack mount enclosure or cabinet and provides an easy method to terminate Cat5e and Cat6 runs. By the way, the Cat6 patch panel is rated up to 10Gbps.
48-port Blank Patch Panel
The keystone blank patch panel offers unlimited flexibility for customization of different applications. The port openings will accommodate all keystone jacks, including RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI audio/video, voice and USB applications. So the 48-port blank patch panel is ideal for integrating network multimedia in residential and commercial settings. The clear numbering on the front provides a quick, easy way to identify cable runs. This 48-port patch panel can mount on any standard 19-inch rack or cabinet.
Choosing the right size for a given project is typically going to involve looking at how many connections you require today, and whether or not additional connections will be needed in the future. The 48-port patch panel is ideal for use in high-density applications with more connectivity in less space. If you are considering deploying 48-port patch panel, hope this post will be useful to you. For more patch panel solutions, feel free to visit www.fs.com.