The Benefit and Challenge of Fiber Patch Panel


The Fiber Patch Panel is undoubtedly an important part of the cabling system because it provides a simple, tidy and easy-to-manage solution. For example, if you are connecting a network system that contains multiple wall ports, the patch panel can not only terminate the cable components, but also connect to the final destination signal. Regardless of how big or small your business infrastructure is, patch panels are indispensable.

The patch panel is usually connected to the network rack, above or below the network switch. The patch line connects the ports in the patch panel to the ports in the network switch to create a permanent port connection for the switch and does not interrupt the switch during movement, addition, and change (MAC). According to different standards, there are different types of wiring boards.

Because the patch panels use fiber optic cables to create interconnections, network designers can make changes and fixes without causing latency and additional costs associated with custom routing. The network can grow and change on demand, without the need for more labor-intensive alternative channels to achieve end-to-end trouble. With patch panels, you can only purchase the equipment you need now, leaving the future expansion space. By managing different port densities and speeds in a single high-density patch panel, you can save valuable rack space and help reduce the cost of your data center.

The advantage of using a patch panel is to allow manual monitoring, testing, switching, routing and other maintenance for quick processing because the cable configuration and manufacture in front of the cable that is connected to the more permanent cable allows the change to be made quickly and easily when needed.

Fiber patch panels require two ports for a pair of wires. One port is for the sender and the other is on the receiving end. If you use multiple types of fiber patch panels in your network, you need a hybrid adapter. You can then use these adapters to insert individual fibers into other devices.