Installing A Network Cable Faceplate

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A Network Faceplate is generally used in new installations where concealed cabling is possible. The faceplate is fixed on a wall and the keystone jack is fixed in the hole so that the rj45 modular jack of the keystone jack is exposed outside and the patch cord (from the computer) can be attached to it. At the other side (inside the wall) lies the inner part of the keystone jack that connects to the longer network cable.

First, you should ensure where to locate the network cable faceplates.

Industry cabling standards require that each location be provided with a minimum of one work area outlet location. A outlet location is usually a faceplate supporting two or more modular outlets/connectors.

Each outlet of connection must terminate one approved type of horizontal media. Therefore, each location must be supported by a minimum of two modular outlets/connectors and two approved horizontal cables.

Work area outlets can be placed in different locations for each area. The exact location is usually a function of the horizontal pathway connecting the area to the Telecom Room (TR). Work area outlet locations can be installed in any of the following areas.

1. On the wall

2. On the floor

3. On a power pole

4. On the modular furniture

Work area outlets are usually mounted on the wall when above ceiling or conduit distribution systems are used for horizontal cable distribution.
Work area is usually in the wall outlet when used in channels of distribution for ceiling or horizontal distribution cables.
They are usually installed on the ground below the floor line, land mobile, or the access floor system for horizontal distribution cables are used.
They are usually mounted on a utility pole, when used on ceilings or cable distribution channels for horizontal distribution cables.
They are usually mounted on a modular furniture system, if there are no walls or floors are available.

Second, know how to add cable faceplates.

If you run the cable through the wall, you can terminate the cable guide to the wall with the Ethernet connection is secured to the wall with an opening. Then you only need a small piece of cable from the computer to run on the front panel.

To use a faceplate to create an Ethernet socket, pull the cable through the hole in the wall and use a cable stripper to remove about an inch of insulation from the cable. If the cable is a patch cable, cut off the connector first.

There are different kinds of faceplates from 1-port to 6-port and more, which also can be in different colors to suit the ambiance of the location. FiberStore provides a more aesthetically pleasing design of network cable faceplate, but it’s not just another pretty face. To balance the increasing cost of electronic parts across many industries, FiberStore continues to pursue cost reduction efforts. Towards that goal, we’ve developed a new front panel design that is easier and more cost effective to manufacture and inventory.

The new faceplate also provides enhanced functionality for the user. Specifically, the design includes labeling of the ports, providing rapid identification of their optical characteristics. Have a wide selection of other Fiber Optic Faceplates and cable assemblies at FiberStore.

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