Excel Launches Two New Patch Panels
March 2012, Excel Networking Solutions, the copper and optical cabling infrastructure provider, has launched two new Patch Panels to its already extensive range. The new products include the Excel 24 Port 0.5U Keystone Patch Panel and the Excel 24 Port 1U Keystone V Patch Panel
The Excel 24 Port 0.5U Keystone Patch Panel delivers a high density offering with the benefit of a single row of keystone jacks. The single row of jacks means that the installation is straight forward and allows an individual jack to be removed if required. As the panel is only 0.5U in height it allows, by using two panels together, the ability to present 48 keystone jacks in 1U of rack space. Using two 0.5U panels ensures that the jacks are all aligned the correct way up. Most
48 Port 1U panels require the bottom row of jacks to be mounted upside down.
The panel is supplied with a cable management bar and an earthing kit as standard.
The Excel 24 Port 1U Keystone V Patch Panel allows standard Excel keystone jacks to be presented in an angled patch panel configuration. The patch panel is designed to accept all of the Excel unscreened and screened standard keystone jacks from the Category 5e, 6 & 6A portfolios. This panel includes a rear cable manager to allow the cable to be dressed into the panel neatly and securely. The V shape of the panel presents the jacks at an angle to the front of the cabinet that reduces the strain on the jack that results from the patch lead. The patch lead is naturally routed to the cabinet/frame cable management reducing the requirement for rack mounted cable management bars. Earth bonding leads are supplied fitted to enable grounding if required.
Commenting on the new panels, Simon Robinson, Product Marketing Manager said ‘We are constantly listening to customer feedback and reviewing the Excel range to ensure that we have the right breadth of products, quality and competitive price point.’
Simon continued ‘Excel already has an extensive range of panels to suit every requirement and these new models, utilizing the Excel keystone jacks, provide even more choice to our customer base.’