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Launch of UHD 8K-rated video patchbays

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.”