Why Is the Modular Patch Panel More and More Popular?
As the existing cabling infrastructure cannot keep up with the growing demand for Internet-connected devices, enterprises must maximize network bandwidth to meet the customer demands, which will result in increased fiber densities and maintenance difficulties. Modular patch panels with their unique advantages can provide solutions for high-density fiber cabling design, achieving the cabling system sustainability, aesthetics, etc.
Modular Patch Panel Overview
As we all know, the patch panel is also a critical part of the entire network cabling system. The fiber patch panel is the closed-loop end of the permanent link of the cabling system, and it is also a collection point of multiple independent links, especially when your network needs two-layer switching to connect PC terminals. But in the cabling system, the fiber patch panel management and the optical fiber jumper are very difficult, accounting for about 80% of the maintenance of the cabling system.
The modular patch panel refers to the distribution frame formed by splicing relatively independent main bodies, which are physically independent of each other, flexible, and easy to adjust. Modular patch panels can be installed flexibly according to application requirements, such as Cat5e and Cat6, shielded and unshielded, and even access to optical and copper modules simultaneously.
The Features of Modular Patch Panel
Modular patch panels are different from ordinary patch panels, which have a variety of different ports, such as 24, 48, and 72 ports. The ports are detachable and can be changed according to business or technical development needs. Besides, modular patch panels can also bring more benefits to the cabling system and are suitable for high-density cabling designs.
Provides maximum rack space
Flexibility, versatility, high-density
Supports connection of different network cables within the same rack
The Benefits of Modular Patch Panel
The modular patch panels and the transmission module are separated, and the flexibility is reflected that customer can install the corresponding modules according to the application requirements. For example, if the voice system needs to use Cat5e, and the information system needs to use Cat6, you can choose a module that can access the cabling of both systems at the same time. Mixing and matching optical fibers and copper cables is also common, and the flexibility of modular patch panels can allow simultaneous access of fiber optic and copper cables to complete cabling deployment quickly.
During the installation of the modular patch panels, the modules can be individually terminated and then assembled back into the patch panels. If there is any problem in later use, it can be directly taken out and reinstalled, which provides great convenience for secondary termination. In addition, the modular patch panels can not only meet the convenience of front installation but also support extraction from the reverse side for termination.
The cost of the patch panel is the most concerning factor for customers when choosing between the integrated and modular patch panels. The modular patch panels can support different modules according to the application requirements types to accurately control the cost of the patch panel modules. If the cost of later operation and maintenance replacement is also included, it is even more obvious. The cost of replacing the entire integrated patch panel due to individual port failures is compared with the cost of replacing individual modules. The cost of the modular patch panels have increased controllability.
High-density Modular Patch Panel Recommendation
To better adapt to high-density wiring designs, modular distribution frames are becoming more and more important. The FS FHD has two types of patch panels: rack mount modular fiber enclosure panel and multimedia adapter panel. They are all compatible with the FHD Series fiber optic enclosures, offering integrated cable management capabilities, reducing required rack space, and providing future proofing in system designs.
Modular patch panels are more and more favored by customers because of their unique structural features. In addition to being flexible, convenient, and controllable, modular patch panels are also reliable and safe. At the same time, the front panel adopts a transparent dust cover. It can be matched with modules of different colors to meet the requirements of color management, system classification, and different network classification management, and provide more advanced solutions for the integrated wiring system.