Patch panels differ in the number of ports, category and mounting technique.
Numerical markings are put on the ports at the front of the panel. At the back of the panel contacts contain colour and numerical markings. There are areas for additional marking.
Panels is mounted on the wall and in19″ telecommunication cabinets, racks and frames. Patch Panel is a 19 inch rack mountable RJ45 jack panels for Cat.5e and Cat 6.
By the number of ports, 12-, 24- and 48-port patch panels are most widely spread;
By the standards, category 5e and 6 patch panels are mostly used.