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The rackmount patch panel is slowly becoming a necessity in the radio, television and computer networking industry. They're designed to offer conducive environments for testing and monitoring circuits. What you should strongly consider before buying is what problem you're trying to solve with the panel. Explore the many versions of the rackmount patch panel and related items from Newegg that come with a lifetime warranty.
Shielded patch panels usually have a snap-in shielded keystone insert module and a metal panel, which is ideal for high EMI/RFI surroundings where you might be at immediate risk of interference. Use shielded cables for better signal transmission and optimal performance. The unshielded rackmount patch panel has snap-in unshielded keystone jack features. It's a patch panel that's suitable for copper network systems. The unshielded option has 12-port, 24-port and 48-port styles to meet different preferences. The 24-port option is the most popular option for most users.
Shielded patch panels tend to cost more than their unshielded counterparts. The keystone jacks happen to be more expensive, as well. The fact that you'll have to use shielded cable connections will make the shielded cabling setup more expensive. So, it's safe to say that the unshielded patch panel is the less costly choice. Though the shielded options do cost more, when it comes to performance they do better at helping overcome any outside crosstalk. Additionally, they also offer increased protection from outside electronic interference.
Many Network Ethernet cables, such as Cat6a, Cat6 and Cat5e, are the preferred choice to connect electronic devices to different local area networks in large office buildings. A keystone jack feature is a female connector used to mount connectors and low-voltage electrical jacks into a keystone faceplate, wall plate or surface-mount box. The matching male connector is the keystone plug, and it's attached to the cord or cable. Traditional keystone jacks need tools to help finish the proper installation of the cables, but the tool-less keystone jack doesn't require them.
A tool-less keystone insert module is more efficient than the keystone jack, and has many other benefits as well. For starters, easy termination is essential. You won't have to use punch down tools when it's time for termination, which adds convenience. Secondly, keystone jacks are very easy to install in a few minutes. Flexible mounting tabs and switch modules allow for rear or front installation of the faceplate. A color diagram is given to the user so they can finish the installation in no time. Lastly, it can help with cost savings significantly. With the elimination of punch down tools, and no wiring or other parts necessary, the snap-fit design of the cap of the Keystone jack makes the job of terminating and connecting network cables simple.