A patch panel from Grainger provides versatility in a network with an Ethernet switch or in a recording and broadcasting studio. Technicians connect devices to ports on the patch panel by attaching telephone wire or LAN cable to the rear of the panel with a punch-down tool. This allows signals to be routed virtually anywhere on the network. For a professional installation, Grainger provides standard universal rack mount patch panels for cat5e and cat6 cable, with front and rear access. A patch panel from Grainger provides versatility in networking.