Swiss cabling specialist R&M is helping data centers to gain valuable space with a high-density patch panel. The new HD panel packs 48 RJ45 ports into a single compact unit in the 19” rack. That means less room is used up for cabling and a larger number of active components fit into the cabinet. The patch panel incorporates several innovations. Among other accomplishments, R&M has designed a compact unit incorporating module holders, cable tie guide and strain relief. It can be installed without tools from the front in no time, thus reducing the assembly and maintenance work involved. Thanks to the effective strain relief, the cable lies in a straight line and cannot be twisted. This is an important prerequisite for stable signal transmission in copper cables.