In 2017, DINTEK’s TECHBENCH termination kit won the Cabling Innovators Awards run by the Cabling & Maintenance Magazine in conjunction with the BICSI Vegas conference. The TECHBENCH allows installers to work in confined spaces in front or at the back of telecommunications racks to carry out terminations easily and effortlessly.
Network installers often work in confined space when terminating copper or optic fibre cables to panels on communication cabinets. Typically there are existing devices in the panels with cables coming out of the cabinets, so there is limited space for the installer to work comfortably.
Working from the front of the cabinet, there is often insufficient space for running cables, cutting, stripping and terminating. Working behind the cabinet, space is restricted due to existing cables, requiring the installer to work bent over or standing in awkward positions. For wall mounted cabinets, it’s not possible to work from behind.
At DINTEK we thought: “why can’t the patch panel to be terminated stay in the cabinet itself” and so the TECHBENCH was designed.
With TECHBENCH, the network installer mounts a bench on the front of the cabinet close to where the patch panel will be mounted. By doing this there is much less excess cabling required and at the same time there’s more room to work and a more comfortable environment to work in.