How does a Patch Panel work?

  • Patch panels provide a convenient way to connect and disconnect different types of equipment. They are often used in data centers, telephone systems, and computer networks.
  • Patch panels use patch cords, a jumper cable to establish each connection between a terminated patch panel and a network device, such as an Ethernet switch, router, or firewall. Patch panels facilitate the rearrangement of circuits and devices by moving patch cords between network devices.