SMART CLASSix 48 UTP Patch Panels with Patching Switches



  • Dramatically reduces the need for patch cords in normal use by integrating internal mounted Patching Switches

  • A unique innovative technology, for connecting each two vertical ports to each other. Usage of patch cord is only needed for connecting non vertical ports.
  • Compatible to Unshielded Twisted Pairs (UTP) cabling systems

  • High performance panel that supports Category 6 performance specifications up to 250 MHz

  • Conforms to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition (2002) and CENELEC EN50173 (2002) for Category 6/Class E

  • Simple, labor saving assembly and installation

  • Enhanced cable retention fixture

  • Supports 48 ports, using 2U of rack space

  • Compatible with 22-26 AWG solid or stranded wire cables

  • High durability and reliability

  • PatchView and Non-PatchView options

  • Patent pending

RiT SMART CLASSix UTP Patch Panels are part of the RiT SMART CLASSix CablingSystem™, featuring Category 6 performance. The system is designed to Conforms to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition (2002) and CENELEC EN50173 (2002) for Category 6/Class E. 

PatchView™ Capability
SMART CLASSix UTP switching panels, when used in conjunction with RiT's PatchView Solution provides valuable connectivity information about the entire network to the PV4E management software.     

LED indicators on panels identify any two ports patched together and enable 100% accurate Moves, Adds and Changes.   

With its unique automated detection, LED-guided connection, and web-based remote maintenance capabilities, PV4E enables real-time, centralized management and troubleshooting for even the most dispersed networks. 

The SMART CLASSix 48 UTP Patch Panel offers an innovative high quality patching solution that is made to last. The robust system significantly reduces the need for patch cords while exceeding all Category 6 performance requirements.  

The SMART CLASSix 48 UTP Patch Panel conforms to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition (2002) and CENELEC EN50173 (2002) for Category 6/Class E. 


Front Interconnection (patch cords side)
48 nine-position RJ-45 unshielded modular jacks. Use of patch cords with RiT CLASSix RJ-45 plugs is recommended.  

Back Interconnection (cabling side)
48 eight-position 110 tool-compatible blocks; accept 22 to 26 AWG wires, solid or stranded. Rated for up to a minimum of 200 re-termination cycles.  

Note: Termination tools must be ordered separately.  

Interconnection to RiT's PatchView system: 

PVMax Panels - Two 14-pin headers on the back of the panel are used for connection to the PVMax Scanner. Use one Group B Scanner Attachment Cord according to the required length  

The scanning signal is transmitted over pin 9 of the RJ-45. Pin 9 exists in nine-position RJ-45 jack and plug designs, used for these patch panel models. A special patch cord SMART Jumper, including an extra wire and special RJ-45 plugs is needed. Please refer to the PatchView System and the Copper Cables and Cords sections of the e-catalog for further details. 

Indicators (in models adapted to PatchView only)
Port identification indicators - 48 red LEDs. Connected ports are identified by a pair of activated LEDs. A single port can be identified and the corresponding LED activated by a remote control command from the network management station.

Patching Switches 
24 Patching Switches for internal inside patching. When patch cord is not inserted – each two upper and lower ports are connected. When patch cord is inserted - upper and lower ports are disconnected. Eight wires and the ninth scanning wire of each port are simultaneously switched. 


Electrical Specifications

Category 6

Standard Performance Requirements


  • Conforms to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11801 2nd edition (2002) andCENELEC EN50173 (2002) for Category 6/Class E.

  • Meets all link and channel requirements

  • UL 1836 listed 


Number Description


SMART CLASSix UTP Panel, 48, Switches, PVMax    

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