You can choose between direct cross-connection and patch panel. It is also necessary to arrange your routing and dressing of your fiber patch cords if you choose to fiber distribution box . In the meantime, you also have a choice to use fiber cable management brackets to avoid the dangling fiber patch cables.
They are used for horizontal cabling as well as lightwave equipment connections. You should plan your cabling layout carefully to arrange these patch panels conveniently for proper fiber patch cable lengths. These two types of panels should be as close to each other as possible.
In large installations, fiber patch location may have several patch panels. They are usually placed side to side, so that fiber patch cables can cross connect directly without climbing the rails in a route across the top of the racks.
If you exceed TIA-568-C fiber length specs, the lightwave equipment may or may not work anymore. So it is extremely important that you take the standard seriously. A recently developed technology, the Fiber Optics Fabric (aka Luminous Fabric), is about to change that. Based on this technology, a number of standard decorative lighting products are now readily available: table cloths, table runners, cushions, curtains, wall coverings...
The Fiber Optics Fabric is made of ultra-thin optical fibers, directly woven with synthetic fibers. The optical fibers are specially processed in order to allow the light to be emitted along the full length of fiber termination box (side emitting fibers). The optical fibers are then connected to ultra-bright LEDs (embedded in borders at the edge of the fabric), which inject light into the fabric.