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Re: DATACENTER: Making LOTS of custom patch cables.

I don't know of any machines, but it'll go fast after your first
couple of hundred...or go and hire someone to do all the terminations.
May be able to get some CWA workers <don't know where you are> to 
do it.

You -can- order them precut custom, but it's not worth it.
Also, you should consider using the elsuive CATVI cable spec, 
in case you want to go gigabit at some point, but I'm not sure if
a type 5 patch panels will support.

Have fun!



Martin Hannigan                         [email protected]
Asst. Vice President // Engineering     V: 617.204.0200
New England Voice & Data             

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Jeffrey C. Ollie wrote:

> This summer and fall, we are going to be upgrading our entire network to
> 100MB to the desktop. As a part of this upgrade we are going to be
> redoing existing patch panels and installing entirely new ones. To keep
> things looking nice, we want to cut each patch cable to the exact length
> required. We find that our cabinets look a LOT nicer if there are no
> loops of slack cable laying around.
> There are a couple of us that are relatively proficient in making patch
> cables with the standard pliers-type crimpers. However, as fast as we
> are it's still going to be a very tedious job. So to speed things up we
> are hoping to find some sort of machine that can make up patch cables
> faster than we can by hand.  We're willing to spend up to US$10,000 or
> so on a solution.
> Can anyone recommend products that will solve our problem?
> Jeff