Effective cable management is vital in ensuring that the cabling delivers optimum performance and data signals are not corrupted. Cable management, properly installed, will help to maintain cable bend radii in accordance with the standards, thus ensuring the best possible electrical transmission performance. The use of good cable management helps to keep cabinets and racks neat and tidy, thus enabling better and more efficient management of the network. As a minimum, 1U of cable management should be provided for every 48 patch panel ports but bear in mind that Cat 6A patch cords have a larger overall diameter and a stiffer construction which may require bigger management bars with larger rings to be installed.
Precise air flow management is often a requirement in order to keep networking equipment operating at the optimum temperature. Maxxam offers a range of blanking panels to fill unused space in 19” frames to minimise the risk of air escaping between mounted equipment. A range of brush strips is also available to enable the passing of cables between the front and rear of a frame whilst maintaining an effective air flow barrier.
Maxxam offers industry standard punch down tools compatible with 110 and Krone terminations as well as the innovative Maxxam Keystone Termination Tool which terminates all four pairs on the Keystone jacks and crops excess wires in a single operation. Use of the Keystone Termination Tool helps to ensure reliable and repeatable terminations with less stress and impact than when using punch down tools.