CAT5e Patch Panels from Networx™ will maximize your network performance and will keep up with even the greatest of changes in your network. Made from black electrostatic powder-coated steel these patch panels can stand up to even the most extreme conditions. With the built in cable management and write-on labels, organizing your cabinet will no longer be a chore. A clear wiring guide on the reverse side of the Patch Panel
will make sure you never second guess if you punched down the patch panel correctly. Networx™ CAT5e
patch panels are rated up to 250Mbps and meet or exceed the TIA/EIA 568-B.2 industry specification. The space saving design of these patch panels means that they will fit into the standard 19” cabinet and take up 1U/2U depending on the model. All Networx™ Patch Panels are UL Listed, feature a 110 Type Punch Down termination and include rack mount screws.
Cat 5 e cable is an enhanced version of Cat 5 that adds specifications for far end crosstalk. It was formally defined in 2001 as the TIA/EIA-568-B standard, which no longer recognizes the original Cat 5 specification. Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with Cat 6 cable, the tighter specifications associated with Cat 5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T ethernet networks.
A patch panel or patch bay, not to be confused with the jackfield, is a panel, typically rackmounted, that houses cable connections. One typically shorter patch cable will plug into the front side, whereas the back holds the connection of a much longer and more permanent cable. The assembly of hardware is arranged so that a number of circuits, usually of the same or similar type, appear on jacks for monitoring, interconnecting, and testing circuits in a convenient, flexible manner.