One of the largest and most diverse unions in British Columbia needed a quick way to add patch panels to their existing cabling system. The upgrade required patch panels to be installed in multiple server cabinets, support 10-Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth, and work with copper-based and fiber optic network equipment. Cablesys built two types of pre-terminated patch panels; Category 6A Copper and OM3 Fiber Optic. Since the patch panels were going to be interconnected, Cablesys applied snap...read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in California needed a quick way to add patch panel connectivity to their existing cabling system because their deployment date was very time-sensitive. The upgrade only required six RJ45 Ethernet ports. Furthermore, all additional connectivity needed to support up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth. Also, the cabling had to extend 200 feet between two server racks. Cablesys used Foiled Twisted Pair (FTP) connectors and cable to build the patch...read more
Patch Panel vs. Switch When connecting devices in data centers, two common components include a patch panel and a network switch. A well-designed structured cabling system can make installation of a patch panel and an Ethernet switch effortless. Once mounted on the server rack, the use of horizontal cable management can keep everything neat and tidy.What is the difference between a patch panel and switch? While a patch panel and switch may look the same on the front with their rows of por...read more
The County of Broward, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is currently testing Cablesys’ Pre-terminated Patch Panel System as a potential future upgrade to their network.They chose two types of patch panels; Category 6A (CAT6A) and fiber optic. Due to the environment, the county chose foil screen twisted pair (FTP) cables and connectivity. FTP cable and connectivity helps protect signal transmission and prevents degradation from external threats, such as electrical interference. A sheath...read more
A branch of the U.S. Military located in California installed Cablesys’ Category 6A and OM3 fiber optic pre-terminated patch panel systems. ...