TOR fiber patch panels

Scott Berkman scott at
Thu Jan 31 18:31:14 UTC 2013

Might also want to take a look at stuff from Cablesys:

Only requirement from below missing is they don't usually have doors.  I'm
not sure much in a 1U panel does these days.

Panduit also has some very similar parts.


-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Hoppes [mailto:josh.hoppes at] 
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:02 PM
To: nanog
Subject: Re: TOR fiber patch panels

Have you looked at anything from Clear Field, just as an example something
like this.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Chuck Anderson <cra at> wrote:
> I'm looking for better Top-Of-Rack fiber patch panels than the ones 
> I've been using up to this point.  I'm looking for something that is 
> 1U, holds 12 to 24 strands of SC, ST, or LC, has fiber jumper 
> management rings, and has a door that doesn't interfere with the U 
> below (a server might be mounted immediately below the fiber patch 
> panel).  I prefer one that doesn't have a sliding mechanism, because 
> I've had issues with fiber installers not installing those properly, 
> causing fiber to be crunched and broken when the tray is slid out/in 
> during patching.  Of course, I would still like one that is easy to 
> get your fingers into to install and remove fiber jumpers.
> Does such a thing exist?  What are people's favorite fiber patch 
> panels?
> Thanks.

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