Predominantly in high-density voice management systems,
cross-connect wire is implemented in the management system instead
of patch cords. As viewed in these pictures of management fields
utilizing cross-connect wire, you can see that the poor management,
which occurs when using patch cords with adequate horizontal and
vertical managers, does not typically occur when using cross-connect
There are two reasons that management systems made
with cross-connect wire and adequate horizontal and vertical managers
do not exhibit the same management problems as patch cords in a
1) Cross-connect wire is cut to the length required
for the connection of two circuits, allowing only minimum length
for identifying circuits (figure 1).
2) A tool is used, which provides the apparatus to cut the cross-connect
wire eliminating slack. What accompanies this tool, is a person
who must have a minimum degree of training to use it (figure 2).