Color vision for network techs

Larry LaBas llabas at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 09:54:54 CDT 2012


The Military has colour screening for obvious reasons but I am  not sure if
it's needed for Networking.

My take is that I designed all to have a wide variance.  IE: Red, Blue,
Yellow and Black which helped lower issues.  Not solve them but if you
limit the use of Red to certain areas (ie: Yellow / Red on one patch panel)
then it helps.

Yes, I did have a team lead who was colour blind and that did help to lead
me down that path.  When he was on our internet facing patch panel which
was Red/Yellow if he saw black he knew it was Red.

Sincerely,
Larry A. LaBas(CD)


On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 7:46 AM, <telmnstr at 757.org> wrote:

>
> When doing Cat5 connectors, a friend couldn't tell the orange versus brown
> (or was it green.) He found that with a red LED flashlight he could then
> tell.
>
> There are ways to work around things.
>
>
>


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