I agree with a wire labeller for a district.   There are standard labellers out there that do both normal labels and wire labels so dual - function..

We use a Brady IdPAL 6555w for this purpose.


On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Dan Roswell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

If you’re going to do this a lot, I highly recommend getting a wire label maker: https://www.bradyid.com/en-us/products/labels-and-tapes/labels/wire-and-cable-labels/wire-and-cable-labels-for-portable-printers  Get nylon labels, not vinyl.  They’re much better.  


As far as color, we use: blue for data, white for phones, green for wireless, yellow for cameras, red for uplinks, etc.  Doesn’t really matter as long as you create and follow your own standard.




From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Keith Puffer
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:03 PM
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Subject: Network Cable ID


Infrastructure folks (or those that have an opinion):


How, or do you, label your network cables?  Write on zip ties?  Color labels directly on cable?  Different color for different purpose?  Different color patch cables?


Trying to get a what works and what doesn't...I am wanting to label/ID at my schools so that if someone where to take a look at one, it would make sense at another location.


Thoughts?  Opinions?


Thanks, enjoy this Summer weather and see you Monday at Dynamic Landscapes 2017!





Keith Puffer
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Washington West Supervisory Union
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