R&M targets data centers with new HD 48 port panel
R&M the cabling specialist, targets data centers with its new HD panel packs 48 RJ45 ports into a single compact unit in the 19’’ rack which allows more room for active components to be fit into the cabinet. The HD panel can be fitted with both unshielded and shielded copper cabling or also with fiber optic cabling.
For copper connections, R&M recommends the current Cat. 6A module in the shielded and unshielded versions (Cat. 6A in accordance with ISO 11801). LC and MPO/MTP adapters are both suitable for fiber optic cabling. The HD panel therefore provides a foundation for building up modern high-performance data networks operated with 10 and 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet.
“Measurement results show that we achieve an ANEXT reserve in the HD panel of an excellence previously unknown. The enormous density of unshielded copper connection modules requires especially effective protection against electromagnetic interference,” explains Regina Good-Engelhardt, Product Manager, R&M .
The HD panel is scalable. Users can start with a 24-port version and gradually retrofit it as needed. R&M carries the standard version of the steel patch panel complete with a rear cable tie shelf. The basic version is shortened at the rear, making it suitable for narrow racks and distributors installed in raised floors. There is an additional cover plate for the standard version to protect fiber optic cables. Shielded modules are automatically grounded in the course of installation. R&M recommends the use of pre-terminated cable bundles for the installation. All you have to do then is click the connection modules into place in the module holders.