Coaxial patching system for broadcast operations

Bittree’s monitor row coaxial patchbay combines a two-row patch panel with a separate monitor row in a 2-RU footprint.


Bittree has introduced a monitor row coaxial patchbay—a system that combines a two-row WECo or mini-WECo patch panel with a separate monitor row in a 2-RU unit. The company says the large designations enable quick and convenient testing of source signals in a broadcast operations center.

The patchbay is available in 3x24 WECo and 3x32 mini-WECo configurations. Because monitor ports are located in the same devices as the destination address (DA) source router outputs, no additional power source or cable runs are required, Bittree explains, and failure points are reduced.


“Our breakthrough monitor row coaxial patchbay solves a problem that every broadcast engineer is familiar with,” said Glenn Garrard, Bittree’s chief executive officer. “In the past, adding a monitor row to a patchbay required the installation of a separate 1-RU panel in conjunction with a dual-row patchbay. This combined monitor panel provides a high-density solution, allowing engineers to quality-test circuits without interrupting critical paths in broadcast operation centers.”

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