With the Internet of Things on the rise, more and more electric devices such as building automation controls, LED lights are becoming IP enabled and linking to the cabling infrastructure. There may be scenarios where linked data cables are not seen everywhere when connecting all the devices. Instead, a mass of patch cables are terminated in the telecommunication rooms. Technicians choose different fiber optic patch panel types to terminate the data cables and provide access to the cable’s individual fibers for cross-connection. So what are the typical fiber patch panel types on the market? This article will help you find something.
Benefits of Using Fiber Patch Panel
Fiber patch panels provide a convenient way to rearrange data cable connections and circuits. Using fiber patch panels, network technicians can easily connect cable fibers via cross connection, test the patch panel, and connect it to lightwave equipment. These patch panels are also used as a link demarcation point and in labeling the cable’s individual fibers. All in all, using fiber patch panel can achieve cable management including cable identification, and cable pulling.
Typical Fiber Patch Panel Types On The Market
Commonly, typical fiber patch panels are divided in two types, the rack mount and wall mount type.
- rack mount
Rack mount patch panel is generally made for standard 19 inch rack mounting. To provide the best products and services to the customers, FS.COM launches the FHD and FHX series products.
The FHD rack mount fiber patch panels are available in 1U, 2U and 4U rack. They are made of SPCC materials with the sliding types like a drawer. Sliding the panel open allows users to push or pull cables more stable as well as faster. There are trays and splice sleeves, accessories, inside the patch panel, which are designed to hold fiber adapter panels or MPO/MTP cassettes.
FS.COM releases the 1U FHX rack mount ultra high density fiber enclosure in order to meet the requirements of most extreme fiber density conditions. With 3 independently sliding drawers, it can support 12 port cassettes or panel. Therefore, in 1 rack unit, the FHX ultra rack mount enclosure can handle up to 144 fiber cables connections.
- wall mount
Wall mount type is the fiber enclosure that can be mounted on walls. FS.COM offers FHD wall mount fiber patch panels which have the designs of 2 door 2 adapters and 2 door 4 adapters as the option. It’s usually equipped with high density cassettes fixed on walls. The cassettes are in a space-saving and mountable panel enclosure. Wall mount patch panel benefits from several aspects like space saving. For more details, you can refer to Introduction of FHD Wall Mount Patch Panel.
Advice On Choosing Suitable Fiber Patch Panel Type
Choosing a suitable fiber patch panel type is the wise practice. Port density, rack size and space should be considered when buying fiber patch panel. Both rack mount and wall mount patch panel are the effective measures for cable management. If there is no enough space in network place and not too many fiber cables around, the wall mount fiber patch panel is a better choice. Otherwise, you will need a rack on which you can place your cable panel.
FS.COM offers different fiber patch panel types with super quality to help customers optimize the telecommunication project. Hope we are the priority selection when you purchase networking equipment.