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 Patch Panel Types
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.
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.
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.