Patch Panels to Interconnect, Monitor and Test Circuits
Patch panels make it easy to connect different devices in a way that facilitates monitoring, testing, troubleshooting and modifying connections. In addition, patch panels reduce wear on equipment jacks, as frequent connections and disconnections are made at the panel instead of the device. Some patch panels provide LED indicators to help employees test and troubleshoot connectivity problems. Patch panels are often installed in patch bays, groupings of patch panels that interconnect to further expand interconnectivity.
Interconnectivity for Added Convenience
Patch panels make things easier because connections are made at one easily accessed location. They provide a low-cost alternative to more expensive switches, where data routing capabilities aren't required. Use patch panels to interconnect networked computers, as well as various devices these networks require. In the studio, use patch panels to interconnect an array of equipment, including microphones, soundboards, electric and electronic instruments, recording gear and cameras.
Easy to Connect and Mount
Patch panels can provide 24, 26 or more jacks, including RJ45/110, coaxial and other types of connectors. Connections are often color coded or numbered to aid you when making connections. Use a patch bay to mount and secure patch panels where many are needed. Just need one? Save money with a mounting bracket, or just lay it on a table.
Connections on patch panels sometimes include LED indicators to let you know when connectivity is present or absent, helping you troubleshoot connectivity problems. During troubleshooting, patch panels enable you to quickly make or break connections from one place so you don't have to hunt around behind equipment and desks in other rooms or wade through jungles of cables.