We need to replace a comms cabinet that has fibre connected straight into a panel. Ive worked with fibre in a converter unit of some kind but never directly a panel. The fibre runs from one side of the building to the other. I need to be able to replace the comms and I'm not sure what the panel with the fiber patching is called. Can someone help me out?
Also, what does the panel do? Does it just have the fibre running in from outside, terminating to the back of the patch panel and then the fibre connected at the front is run through the building? If so, how does it actually get converted to ethernet to be able to connect to the local network?