Bittree celebrates 15 years of the 969 Audio Patchbay at NAB 2016
This special edition will be limited to 150 patchbays, a number that represents the 15-year anniversary of the approved patent US 6,535,367 B1 for this invention. Designed, built, and tested in Glendale, California, this model features a custom front panel design with a high gloss metallic polyurethane paint combined with a metallic silk screen. The 1-48 left-to-right numbering, for easy circuit identification, is specially marked with a green “15” to honor this milestone.
“For 15 years, our 969 series patchbays have been have been serving as the foundation for many studios around the globe and we are proud that they are still in service”, said Bryan Carpenter, Senior Sales Consultant at Bittree. “We wanted to create something special and unique to commemorate this milestone.”
Offering a high-density 2x48 jack configuration, the Bittree 969-A Anniversary Edition patchbays are fully programmable to allow users to change the normals and grounding of individual circuits quickly and easily. 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 conveniently numbered from left to right, with rear-interface options including E3, E90, ID (punchdown), and D25. Mating connectors and contacts are included with E3 and E90 rear interfaces.
Bittree is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art patching systems that streamline signal routing and troubleshooting in media and entertainment operations of all sizes. The company offers an innovative line of audio, video, and data patchbays for use in broadcasting, postproduction, and pro A/V operations. Designed and manufactured to rigid quality standards based on consistency and performance, Bittree’s patching solutions are renowned for their long-term functionality and dependability — especially for mission-critical operations. Based in California, Bittree serves high-profile media and entertainment customers around the world.