“At the 2012 NAB Show, we will be showcasing an array of fiber solutions along with our patented ProBlox-D(R) connector system. For our broadcast customers, the ProBlox-D is designed to provide fast and simple setup and tear-down in applications such as remote broadcasting,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “In addition, we’ll be highlighting our easy-to-use Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software and custom plates-and-panels service, providing installers with quick access to professional-quality plates and panels to meet the needs of their broadcast applications. Along with other highlighted products from AFL, Telecast, Belden, Neutrik, Switchcraft, Gefen, Atlona, and Techflex, the BTX booth will provide attendees with a must-see roundup of some of the most innovative products in the market today.”
BTX Products on Display at the 2012 NAB Show:
New Fiber Devices, Audio Cables, and Enhanced Signal Processing Products
BTX continues to expand its offerings for broadcast customers and now offers Telecast products to make high-end television broadcast production better, faster, and easier. To satisfy projects big and small, BTX has expanded its inventory of SDI, fiber devices, audio cables, and signal processing solutions.
BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software
At the 2012 NAB Show, BTX will display its Pro Plate and Panel software solution. This software makes it easier than ever for system designers to order and configure the company’s professional line of wall plates and panels. BTX designed its plate-and-panel software to complement its bolstered in-house wall plate and panel manufacturing capabilities. It’s a delivering, ordering, and configuration application that is so simple that anyone — from administrator to engineer — can start using it within a matter of minutes. Users simply drag a wall plate or rack panel from BTX’s extensive product library, and then start designing and configuring. Connector options appear in an easy-to-navigate menu, and users simply drag and drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel; optional engraving may also be added if desired. Once an item number and quote have been generated, users may conveniently get a quote or place an order from within the software. The BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software can be downloaded at
Photo Caption: BTX PRO Plate and Panel Designer Software
BTX Pro Plates and Panels
BTX Pro Plates and Panels are available as standard anodized aluminum wall plates and panels, laminated aluminum color wall plates, formed anodized aluminum plates, and anti-bowing flanged heavy-duty panels. Offering complete customization and complementing any décor, BTX’s color wall plates are available in white, black, red, green, blue, and yellow, and in up to six-gang configurations. The stylish plates feature a unique two-layer laminate over the aluminum that can be engraved to create a clean and eye-popping look in any commercial environment.
The formed anodized aluminum wall plates are flush with the wall only at the edge of the bezel, making them ideal solutions for uneven surfaces. Available in single and double-gang configurations, the plates are thicker and more durable than other solutions on the market, and feature an elegant brushed finish in clear or black for a sophisticated look.
The company has bolstered its rack panel offering with flanged heavy-duty anodized aluminum panels. Even when punched with the maximum number of cutouts, the new black, one-eighth inch thick, one-piece bent flanged panels have the extra strength needed to eliminate bowing when attaching or removing cables. The heavy-duty panels are available in sizes up to 10-RU, as well as a 12-RU size.
Image Caption: BTX Pro Plates and Panels
ProBlox(R) and ProBlox-D(R) All-in-One Connector Systems
The ProBlox(R) multiconnector system is a cost-effective solution for bundling numerous signals, combining 16 coax and 26 audio/data/control contacts in one connector. This configuration allows for fast and simple setup and tear-down in applications such as remote broadcasting, rental, rack staging, corporate settings, podiums, and more; saving both time and money in the field. ProBlox is field-terminable and custom-configurable for numerous combinations. It can be used any time HDTV, video, VGA, analog/digital audio, control signals, or DC power must be fed to a single location. Constructed of rugged and durable components, and offering true 75-ohm video contacts for an HD signal, the ProBlox system reduces the number of individual connectors, eliminating clutter and offering a clean, professional finished look.
BTX’s patented ProBlox-D(R) all-in-one connector system is the broadcast industry’s first to incorporate multiple data, HD video, audio, and control signals in a single connector. The system contains two Cat 5e connectors along with 16 HD video and 18 audio and control contacts — all field-terminable. The addition of the Cat 5e components takes advantage of all the signals, including HDMI(R), DVI, and VGA, that can now effectively be run over one or two Cat 5e cables. The ProBlox-D connector system simplifies setup in remote broadcasting, rental, rack staging, or any application where multiple signals of different formats must be delivered to a single connection point.
Photo Caption: BTX ProBlox(R) and ProBlox-D(R) All-In-One Connector Systems
Online Instructional Videos and Webinars
As part of its commitment to customer education, BTX is now offering a series of free online instructional videos and webinars. By visiting
, customers can view comprehensive, in-depth webinars, product videos, and demonstrations. The video and webinar library will continue to expand, with more content being added on a regular basis.
BTX manufactures and distributes the industry’s finest interface and integration products for audio, video, security, digital signage, and many other applications. Providing its customers with value-added “Beyond Distribution” services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team. The company has been certified as an InfoComm International(R) Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider(R) (CAVSP(R)) since 2007. In business since 1967, the company’s products are available online at
, by calling 800-666-0996, and from a selection of international distributors listed on the company’s website.
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