Today’s data centers or computer rooms are really important for a business to maximize uptime. In this cycle, patch cords are a vital component of structured cabling. You need to take the time to choose the right patch cord type and to know if you need a RJ45 cable (Cat5e or Cat6) or fiber optic and more. So, your server room cable management is as much important as your power hardware or your best gigabit switch !
There is a wide range of fibre and UTP patchcords available to interconnect your various peripheral devices. It is also possible to choose between different connectors (fibre) and lengths.
When would you prefer working with fiber patch cables rather than a Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable?
A.N.S. supplies single-mode and multimode fiber optic cables:
These cords are available with various connector combinations, the most important of which are listed below:
Low space requirement, ideal for high-density applications
High space requirement, fast engagement due to push-pull design
Used less and less
2 fibres at 1 connector
Mainly used for WDM
Completely protected ferrule
Models with 6 or 12 pairs of fibres
For very high vibration environments
If fibre is not necessary, you will also find copper patchcords in categories 5 and 6/6A in various lengths and colours.
Furthermore, the connectors are of RJ-45 type