Bittree, which is distributed by Madison Technologies, has announced it will be showcasing a versatile array of flush-mount, high-density, modular keystone panels at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show held in Las Vegas on April 24-27.
The new data patch panels, which are available in fibre, copper and mixed configurations with a flexible choice of connection types, will be demonstrated alongside the company’s latest video and audio patchbay innovations in booth SU6221 at the show.
“From television broadcast facilities to audio recording studios and performing arts centres, today’s media environments are integrating data-centric workflows at a rapid pace, with an increasing need for fibre optic and copper data connectivity beyond their traditional BNC and XLR infrastructures,” said Bittree senior sales consultant Bryan Carpenter.
“Our high-density, flush-mount data panels provide customers with the same robust build quality and engineering excellence they have come to expect from Bittree’s video and audio solutions, along with innovations such as our unique ground plane design.”
The new 1RU data panels accommodate inserts with up to a 17mm pitch and deliver keystone density, offering 1×24 in a single, non-staggered row with plenty of room for the included bar-and-cap front designation strip. Keystone jacks mount flush with the surface of the panel, interfering less during patching than protruding alternatives.
Removable securely-attached rear lacing bars compliment the folded-steel front panel construction, while the units’ entire nickel-plated rear panel serves as a ground plane for shielded and bonded applications when used with corresponding modular jacks in copper configurations.
Bittree’s high-density keystone panels support a range of connectivity options, including ST, LC and SC fibre, as well as RJ45 CAT6 and CAT6A punch-down or feed-through, shielded or unshielded adapters. They are available in multiple pre-configured models, or can be fully customised with any combination of connectors.
Custom configurations can accommodate both fibre and copper connections in a single panel, while fibre-equipped panel configurations support both multi-mode and single-mode fibre applications, and are fully compliant with ANSI/TIA-568-C and UL1863 communications standards.
There are four copper connectivity options that incorporate nickel-plated phosphor bronze contacts with gold over-plate.
Shielded CAT6A punch-down modules are designed to suppress internal magnetic coupling up to a bandwidth of 500MHz and feature a 180-degree jack design that enables tool-less termination within 90 seconds. They incorporate die-cast, nickel-plated, zinc clamshell housings for transferring the shields to the backplane, while the shielded CAT6 feed-through modules use stainless-steel shells with spring clips that mate against RJ45 plugs.
The data panels leverage Bittree’s 39 years of engineering expertise, and are designed, manufactured, and tested to rigid quality standards in the company’s state-of-the-art California plant.
The high-density, flush-mount keystone modular panels are available immediately through the Bittree website and the company’s extensive network of authorized resellers and systems integrators.
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