The speaker cable was neatly bundled and ran directly to the amplifiers.
Every cable is cut to length & labeled at the same spot right near the connector. This makes it easy to quickly find a cable.
All of the Cat5 & Cat6 cables coming from the house to the rack are punched to the rear of the Panduit Patch Panels. You can randomly punch everything down or try to keep thing organized by keeping LAN and phones on different patch panels. It really doesnt matter because everything is labeled and easy to locate and then patch to anything in the rack.
Any device in the rack can then be patched thru to any location or device in the home. All of the patching is easily done at the back of the rack. If you need to add an ethernet jack somewhere or swap an access point for a phone location it can be done in seconds.
Cat5E and Cat6 from the house are brought into the rack in neat bundles and then punched down to Panduit Patch Panels. For racks, I prefer punch down panels vs. modular inserts that are commonly found in wall plates. Installation takes less time, material cost is significantly less and theres low-to-no chance of a jack popping out.
Crestron Cresnet Data & Power distribution can be beautiful and easy if done correctly. All of the bundles are neat and every cable is labled. The Crestron C2N-HBLOCK’s are mounted to the rack just above the Cat5E and Cat6 patch panels. This makes it easy to install and troubleshoot all of the Crestron devices that are attached to Cresnet.
What do you do when you need to swap an old tube for a new plasma? Oh.. and your working with a cabinet that cant be modified.. You get creative 🙂