Glendale, CA (November 30, 2011)—Bittree, a provider of professional audio and video patching components, has launched its 969-A Series of programmable audio patchbays for bantam (TT) connections.
The 969-A Series is the newest generation of the company’s 969 series of audio patchbays, which are used in a range of large-scale broadcasting, mobile production and post-production operations.
Mike Buchanan, vice president at Bittree, said, “With the 969-A Series, we’ve taken everything that’s great about the 969 and given it a new look, with a front-panel silk screen for easy identification of circuits. As a direct replacement for the 969 Series, the new 969-A patchbay works exactly the same and will slot right into an existing 969 footprint without requiring any changes in spec or workflow.”
Offering a 2×48 jack configuration and available in 1.5 or 2 RU, the Bittree 969-A Series patchbays are fully programmable to allow users to change the normals and grounding of individual circuits. Normals can be changed to full-normal, half-normal or non-normal, and grounding can be changed to bussed, isolated or looped. The 48 circuits on the front panel are numbered from left to right, with rear-interface options including E3, E90, ID (punchdown) and D25. Mating connectors, contacts, and normals (where applicable) are included with all standard rear interfaces.