Each cable in a data installation has a different function: TV, access point, voice, data, and security cameras. Terminating each cable with a special color distinguishing its function will help both the IT Department and Facilities. Coordinating both the jack color at the user end the patch cord at the termination side for each type of end-use saves time, money and looks great!
Color-coding your patches and jacks:
- Indicates the purpose of each cable.
- Quickly lets trouble shooters isolate whether the problem will be in the patch panel or equipment.
- Saves time when implementing system
- Provides a uniform look in the intermediate distribution frame (IDF)
- Helps with tallying counts for each type of unit.
When there is an issue with the connection between the end-use equipment – such as TV reception or a security camera – color-coding allows the problem to be identified quickly. As an example, if the TV termination was designed to be patched with a white cord, the IT department can swiftly find that termination on the patch panel. If security cameras use red patch cables, those terminations will stand out, saving time determining cable destinations. Walking into a large IDF or main distribution frame (MDF) that is color-coded can be impressive and breathtaking. Designing the space with an organized plan that includes color-coding keeps the room clean, functional, and performing at top speed.
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