Bittree to Show Fiber and Copper Data Patchbays at 2017 NAB Show

Supporting the adoption of data-based systems in broadcast environments, Bittree is bringing an array of flush-mount, high-density, modular keystone panels to the 2017 NAB Show.

Available in fiber, copper and mixed configurations with a flexible choice of connection types, Bittree said the new data patch panels will be demonstrated alongside the company’s latest video and audio patchbay innovations.

Accommodating inserts with up to a 17mm pitch, Bittree’s 1RU data panels offer 1x24 in a single, non-staggered row with room for the included bar-and-cap front designation strip. Keystone jacks mount flush with the surface of the panel.

Bittree’s high-density keystone panels support a multitude of connectivity options including ST, LC and SC fiber, plus RJ45 CAT6 and CAT6A punchdown or feed-through, shielded or unshielded adapters. The panels are available in multiple pre-configured models, or can be fully customized with any combination of connectors.

Fiber-equipped panel configurations support both multi-mode and single-mode fiber applications, and are compliant with ANSI/TIA-568-C and UL1863 communications standards. Zirconia (ceramic) alignment sleeves enable compatibility with angle polished cables.

LC fiber modules are available in a choice of blue or green, supporting the telecommunications industry’s convention of color-coding connectors to indicate the type of polished fiber behind them.

Four copper connectivity options incorporate nickel-plated phosphor bronze contacts with gold over-plate, and exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 requirements. RJ45-to-RJ45 feed-through and RJ45-to-110 IDC Punchdown interface modules are available in shielded or non-shielded variants.

Shielded CAT6A punchdown 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.

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