Launch of UHD 8K-rated video patchbays16 September 2017
As video resolutions climb through 8K, the broadcast industry has demanded signal patching solutions able to handle extremely high frequencies. Switchcraft now offers an 8K solution – the new Ultra VideoPatch product line.
Being demonstrated here at IBC, the Ultra VideoPatch family is a full line of 8K rated video patching solutions. It offers mid-size/mini-WECo single video jacks in a 2×32 1RU patchbay, 8K-rated patch cords, 8K-rated BNC plugs for a range of Belden cables, looping plugs, and single and dual 75-Ohm terminating plugs.
This product range meets and exceeds SMTPE ST 2081-1 and ST 2082-1 with low return loss and 75-Ohm impedance, said the company.Stephen Waldron, Switchcraft’s director of international sales, commented: “We have a long history of manufacturing broadcast-quality audio and video patchbays and these latest additions will help our customers upgrade their systems and equipment to meet the current and future market requirements.”