It is a 1 U Ethernet patch panel for installation in equipment racks Capable of supporting Gigabit transfer speeds, the board is backward compatible with CAT3, CAT4, and CAT5 cable It meets the EIA/TI 568A and ISO/IEC 11801 standards Rack mount 24-port Gigabit ready panel Certified for 100 Mhz CAT5/5e, which are necessary for Copper Gigabit Ethernet Ideal solution for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit applications Backward compatible with CAT 3, 4 and 5 cabling Use with TRENDnet TC-PDT Punch Down Tool, B0000AZK4D Use with TRENDnet's TC-CT68 RJ-11/RJ-45 crimp/cut/strip tool, B0000AZK4G Prepare yourself for Copper Gigabit Ethernet with TRENDnet's CAT 5e RJ-45 UTP Patch Panels. These patch panels are certified 100Mhz CAT 5e, which are necessary for Copper Gigabit Ethernet. TRENDnet's 24-port 100 Mhz enhanced CAT 5 Patch Panels are ideal for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) network applications. Using TRENDnet's CAT 5e now, will prepare you for more bandwidth in the future without re-cabling your network.
I found the Trendnet product offerings on Amazon after getting completely fed up with the prices of patch panels and cable managers at my local datacom distributor. These patch panels are well marked, straightforward, just what you need for punching down on a rack or bracket. They don't come with any kind of wire management snap-ins, but I never use those anyway, it's just wasted plastic.
I was concerned about quality because of the low price and mine was a Fortune 100 customer. Since I had the lead time to replace it if it were junk I ordered these for the job. When they arrived I examined them and they looked pretty much like every other one I had ever purchased at 2 or 3 times the price - so they went into the racks.No problems with the install, no complaints from the techs, compliments from the client and most importantly every line,..
This is not a long term durability, or even an ease of use / performance review, but rather an out of the box fit and finish, visible features type review. I have yet to install mine, so I cannot do the others yet. I WILL update this to reflect ease of installation, performance, and eventually, durability when I get this all installed and in production.I purchased this as a replacement to an old no name brand wall mounted 12 port keystone panel. My home..