Black Box introduced the new SpaceGAIN CAT5e and CAT6 patch panels in November 2009. The unique panels feature connectors that tilt down at a 45-degree angle to make patching easier. That saves the IT professional valuable time and reduces costs for installation equipment and labor. The angles also provide strain relief and maintain bend radii.
The 45-degree angled-ports also free up significant space in crowded data cabinets. Because cables don’t protrude, users can save two or four inches, or more, in front of every panel. This is quite beneficial for cabinets being retrofitted with newer, deeper equipment. Every inch counts, and cabinet doors often don’t close or need to be removed to accommodate cabling.
The panels feature RJ-45 connectors on one side and straight Krone/110 dual-IDC connectors on the other. They’re made of rolled metal for added strength when punching. The panels are available with 24 or 48 ports.