Q: Why should I use a patch panel?

A: Patch panels provide traceable and testable access points for voice and data cabling that allows for easy expansion and configuration changes. Using a patch panel simplifies cable management, providing the ability to label ports and cables. When a switch or router fails replacement is made easier – install the new piece of equipment and move sequnetially move patch cables from the old switch/router to the new one. Patch cords, constructed of stranded cable, are more flexible and resistant to damage.