network cabling, data cabling
Written by Stu Kushner

Perfect Patch Panel Installation

This project involved installation of 28 double drops into two 48-port patch panels. Each wall plate has two connections with one dedicated to data and the other dedicated to voice. Price Benowitz has a lovely office at 409 7th Street, NW. The building is historic but renovated into a modern office. So, the drop ceilings and hollow walls facilitated a straight-forward installation of the Cat5e network cabling system.

Below are photos of the final installation at the wall closet. The cables come down from the ceiling in a nice tight bundle and into the back of the patch panel. Every port is labeled to match the faceplate.

Network cabling,Patch Panel Numbering

Patch Panel Numbering


network cabling,Patch Panel Installation

Patch Panel Installation


Network cabling,Installation patch panels

Faceplate labeling for voice and data


About Stu Kushner

Born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. Stu Kushner began his career at Boeing Commercial Aircraft and then on to Hexcel and Case/Rixon where he specialized in CAD/CAM (computer design and robotics). In 1986, he started Progressive Office. The earliest years were about networking small businesses and providing IT support. But since 2008, the company has concentrated exclusively on providing office network cabling solutions.