Aside from installing the enclosed rack and 48 port patch panel he wanted us to replace all of the existing jacks and faceplates. We color coded each jack White on top and Blue on bottom. Within this office, there is also a large room that will be used by a different tenant that is sharing office space with them. That network and its CAT5 wiring was not in place yet. When I installed that network I installed Red and Green jacks on that network to distinguish it from this network, but I still left 2 jacks from this network next to the panel for the shared office space network for the future. (If the office ends up belonging to a single tenant, or if one of the tenants internet connections goes down they can "borrow" the neighbor's internet connection, share a printer, or analog phone line.)
|Enclosed rack mounted completely closed.|
|Front door open in the rack.|
(wiring has been punched down but not completed yet)
|The front door of the rack is easily removable!|
|The entire rack can swing open for easy access to the back of the rack,|
for power managment, or any other access requirements to the rear equipment
|Door removed and entire rack swung open.|
Another patch panel will be installed, probably in the back portion of the rack for the IP cameras and door phone.
All patch cords will be color coordinated with the color of the jacks.
In the 48 port panel the top row = the top jacks (white) and the bottom row = the bottom jacks (blue)
more to come....
And here it is - the final patched in product.
The customer wanted the patch cords to match the jack colors, so blue and white patch cords were used.
A co-worker of mine completed the patching in of the panel and switches.
Due to space restraints with the door of the panel closed, we could not make the patching any neater than it appears in the images.
A 24 port switch and a 16 (a ports PoE) switch was installed and mounted.
The top panel is for the (white) voice (VoIP) and (blue) data jacks.
The bottom panel is for the IP cameras.