Customisation is key for Klotz ais with its Misset Modular Interface System. The solution has been designed to provide users with an XLR splitter which will meet bespoke needs. The unit fits a 32-channel splitter into only 4U and 150mm depth. Inputs/outputs are split in a ratio of 1:3 while signals are reportedly unimpaired and transmitted one-to-one. The product is supplied as individual components for user assembly but can be built and electrically tested by the manufacturer.
Away from customisation, the German manufacturer has also unveiled its Vintage ’59 Pancake Patcher cables. These have been designed with angled flat connectors in a classic look and feature a textile jacket around copper spiral shielding.
Staying on the cable theme, Klotz has significantly expanded its catalogue with a plethora of options. The OL22P OmniLIVE - PUR - AES/ EBU Multicore Cable is aimed at live applications that need to transmit AES/EBU signals over long distances. The VD083LP has a 6.1mm external diameter and is suitable for transmission distances of up to 70m. The Premade DMX and AES/EBU series have been redesigned and includes the DMX5N1PBD and DMX5N2YSD that cover transmission distances of up to 80m.
Another redesigned series is the Hybrid Cable range. This includes the H3W33ET Hybrid Cable Drum System which offers two RamCAT network lines, two AES/EBU or DMX lines and a 3G2.5mm² power line. The IP67-rated SmartBeam Quad Mini is compatible with connections like the Tyco Pro Beam Mini and Telecast MX – at transmission rates of up to 4 x 10GB/s. The Ford Patch Cables for short distances of up to 20m are available with LC and SC connectors and as multimode or single-mode cables.
Finally, away from cables the German manufacturer’s StraightLink SLW series stageboxes have been upgraded to offer laser engraved numbers and optimised fanout lengths. From 12 channels and up, the fanouts feature a drop bus grip as strain relief.