The 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet Interconnection Solution includes 48-port 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet patch panels, Category 5 25-pair cable assemblies, Category 5 modular-to-110 patch panels, Category 5 patch cords, cable-management panels, and Mighty Mo II cable-management racks. The manufacturer states that the solution`s modular design allows for plug-and-play capability, easy installation, and labor and cost reductions.
The 48-port 10/100Base-T Fast Ethernet patch panels, a new offering from Ortronics, provide the connection of 10Base-T and 100Base-T hubs into a Category 5 network using 50-pin connectors. The panels feature Category 5 modular 50-pin interfaces connected with a printed circuit board (PCB) to 12 2-pair, 8-position Ethernet-wired modular jacks. The connectors on the rear of the panel use the industry-standard RJ-21 wiring pattern, which is compatible with many hubs and switches. A rear cover protects the PCB. The patch panels are backward-compatible with 10Base-T equipment.
The 25-pair Category 5 cable assemblies, also new from Ortronics, have 110 degree exit angles with cable plugs at both ends and telco-to-8-pin-modular hydra assemblies. The 110 degree telco plugs provide obstruction-free cable management.