According to Wikipedia, computer networks are telecommunications networks that allow between computers to communicate with each other by exchanging data. The purpose of a computer network is to be able to achieve its goals, every part of a computer network can request and provide services. The party that requests / receives services is called a client (client) and who provides / sends services is called a server (server). This design is called a client-server system, and is used in almost all computer network applications. Two computers, each of which has a network card, are then connected via cable or wireless as a data transmission medium, and there are network operating system software that will form a simple computer network. If you want to make a computer network that is wider in scope, additional equipment is needed such as Hubs, Bridges, Switches, Routers and Gateways as interconnection equipment.
To make a computer network, additional equipment is needed such as Hubs, Bridges, Switches, Routers and Gateways as interconnection equipment. But there are additional tools needed besides the ones mentioned just now, namely patch panel and patch cords, indeed patch panels and patch cords don’t sound familiar to our ears and many don’t know the function of patch panel and patch cords, but if we want to create a network computers that are more complex and with a wider range of patch panels and patch cords are very much needed.
Patch panels are equipment on computer network systems that are useful for managing or managing cables to make them more neat and structured. This patch panel is usually used in computer network systems, recording studios, radio, television, etc. Whereas patch cords also known as Pacth cables are copper cables that have an RJ45 connector, TERA or GG45 at both ends, although there is a hybrid version that has various types of connectors at the ends. Cords are often also used to connect switch ports or servers to structured cabling systems.
Below is an example of a computer network system installation without using patch cable.
Patch cords without proper processing can become tangled and clogged ports that make transfer and replacement difficult and time-consuming.
Then after using the patch cable it will be as shown below.
In general, using a patch panel will certainly make the cable look neat, but in the space inside the panel will look narrow, flat Patch Panel requires cable management tools to be installed above and below that use rack space.
Using the elbow patch panel, the use of this elbow patch panel can save shelf space and increase patch density by reducing the need for horizontal cable management tools between patch panels. Patch cords are directed to the left and right of the rack to a high-capacity vertical management tool. The elbow design also facilitates access to the port and reduces pressure on the patch cable connector.