I have a client with which we basically need to be forced to build a comms cabinet into a very tight space.
It only has:
Depth of 50cm
Height about 200cms
It needs to support about 50 Cat 6 ports that will be available on this network.
The client has an onsite electrician and carpenter team who are adamant they can build the case around and the request has been that we make the patch panel so that it is vertical position. They have already laid the cables converging to the point where this small cabinet is going to go, so we have to make it work.
So the proposal is, then patch panels will actually positioned vertically, therefore facing upwards. The switch and routers would be attached to the wall facing the patches panels. In theory we have accepted, there is no reason why this cannot work, it’s unusual, but it’s just cables and the network is a basic one.
Has anyone seen anything like this before? Any problems I’m not seeing, and does anyone know of any equipment that would make patch panel vertical installation easier?
Any input appreciated.