What is a patch panel Think of it as an old fashioned switchboard. A place where network connections are made and often rearranged, which guide the information to the correct destination, each and every time. The RJ45 CAT 5 patch panel is 19 inch rack mountable and supports both 568A and 568B installations. Compatible with both 110 and Krone punch down tools. PRODUCT FEATURES Category 5 rated Supports 100 Mbps Ethernet Accepts either 110 or Krone punch-down tools Supports 568A and 568B installation. Some patch panels only support one installation, Belkins dual support guarantees compatibility with all networks.