Siemon recently announced it has expanded its line of patch panels by introducing the new Angled HD Patch Panels, available in 24- and 48-port configurations and in Category 5e and Category 6 performance levels. Siemon says the panels “offer higher density and installer-friendly features.”
The company explains that the panels feature the same rear-cable-management and electrical-performance characteristics as its line of flat HD-style patch panels, and are designed to be used where patch cables are managed within the vertical channel. “The HD5 series angled patch panels exceed Category 5e specifications with component and channel performance to 160 MHz,” Siemon says, adding, “The HD6 angled series panels exceed Category 6 specifications for all pair combinations up to 250 MHz.” The panels are available in standard and contractor bulk packaging, and can be mounted in EIA-standard 19-inch racks or cabinets. They feature a write-on area for panel and port identification on the panel’s front and rear. Additionally, the front surface is free of screw heads “for a clean, professional appearance,” Siemon notes.
Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing at Siemon, commented, “The new Angled HD patch panels are built with the quality and durability that installer shave come to expect from our contractor-friendly patch panels. These new angled versions offer higher density while simplifying installation and able management through superior port accessibility and integrated rear cable managers that properly guide cables to the point of termination.”
The panels use S110 termination modules compatible with Siemon’s multi-pair impact tool. The Category 6, Angled HD6 panels, use S310 termination modules, with pyramid wire entry that separated paired and bonded-paired conductors when lacing cables.