Bittree, a provider of professional audio and video patching components, today introduced the newest version of its Micro-Video Patchbay. With enhancements that streamline signal identification and simplify attachment of wiring assemblies, the Micro-Video Patchbay offers the industry's highest input/output density in a 2x48 format.
"The latest version of the Micro-Video Patchbay builds on our commitment to deliver top-quality, high-performance, and high-density patching solutions for today's most demanding video operations," said Mike Buchanan, vice president, Bittree. "The Micro-Video is ideal for standalone as well as redundant video patching in mobile production, outside broadcasting, and any other video production application where space and weight are at a premium."
Available in either a 1RU or 1.5RU configuration, the Micro-Video Patchbay now includes color identification plugs that can be inserted into the front panel for easy signal identification and to enable quick patching of like signal formats (e.g. ADS to ADS, video to video, etc.). Purchased separately, the color-coded patchcords are available in several colors and lengths. In addition, the Micro-Video Patchbay now offers a DIM mini-connector on the back panel for fast and easy attachment of patchcord assemblies. Assemblies are available pre-connectorized and configured from Bittree, or operators can order custom links designed for a specific patching application.
Bittree's high-bandwidth video patchbays are ideally suited for supporting 3Gbps and 3D productions, HD/SDI, SD/SDI, AES, and high-resolution computer graphics. With a rear lacing bar and industry-standard DIN 1.0/2.3 rear terminations, the Micro-Video Patchbay makes it easier than ever for users to install, organize, and remove wiring. In addition, the product's unique design features the ability to recess the front panel to prevent cord protrusion, further conserving space and ensuring reliable connections.
The Micro-Video Patchbay's jacks conform to SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 424 standards and are isolated from the front panel, with a captive front-mounting screw for easy maintenance. Engineered for use even in extreme environmental conditions, each Micro-Video Patchbay is built to high-quality specifications from solid, powder-coated aluminum. The system is available in four different configurations, with dual self-normalizing terminated jacks (2MVTHD), dual self-normalizing non-terminated jacks (2MVNHD), dual non-normalizing terminated jacks (1MVTHD), or dual non-normalizing, non-terminated jacks (1MVNHD).
The Micro-Video Patchbay is available now and shipping to customers worldwide. More information about Bittree's full range of video and audio patching systems is available by visiting www.bittree.com.