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Problems of Assigning Channels Based on Color alone

The need for 8p8c to 8p8c connectivity is of the utmost importance.
Second to is the “field breakouts”.  The colour plays a huge part.
I’ve been noticing more and more breakout tails entering the market, so it needs addressing.  We cannot use the 25 pair or TIA colour codes to determine the channels.
For the field, I would expect a simple visual inspection to influence deployment decisions.  Looking at the solid colours to determine the channel order.  Below is an image that has been the result of many conversations.  An observation I’d like to present:  If you look at RJ45 connectors the solid colours are visible. The order of the solid colour should dictate the channel order. Pair three in both cases is split around pair 2.  Pins of multiples of 2 are considered “Hot”.  QTP-B is based on the TIA-B wiring scheme. 
This is where a lot of QTP development started.  How to terminate this twisted 3M ribbon cable to an RJ45 Jack.  Since it would not fit and CAT cable is everywhere…
QTP-A and QTP-B

AES X246 at AES145

We’re having some fun at AES & NAB New York next week! In support and promotion of AES X246. Ward-Beck is having a ‘Poker Run’ for all who’s interested in winning WBS prize packs.

Pick up a playing card at friends of WBS booths, and make your best 5 card hand. It will be 5 card stud rules, and best two hands by 2pm on October 19th wins.

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reverb.com
THD-Labs / Automation for your SSL
Artel Video Systems
Heartland Video Systems, Inc.
Markertek Broadcast Supply Specialists

 

 

Making a QTP patching system using DB25 patchbays

Dual row, 24 Channel by 24 Channel
DB25 to DB25 patchbay wiring price:
(12)  QTP-DB25M              $12.04    = $144.48
(24) CAT6-10-Green         $7.80      =  $187.20
6 cable  price: $331.58   

Checking the spacing fit for QTP-DB25M adapters.

IMG_6285 IMG_6291 IMG_6294 IMG_6299 IMG_6301 IMG_6303 IMG_6307 IMG_6319Not a single problem detected.  With all signals balanced and power on two different phases, no measurable induced noise detected.

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QTP DB25 Pin out standards

I had an integrator call today asking what the compatible pin outs of the QTP-DB25 adapters were .

QTP-DB25M and QTP-DB25M use the Tascam DB25 Pinout.
Channels 1-4 terminate to one RJ45 and 5-8 to the other. 

QTP-DB25F - Face 3:4Screenshot 2015-05-05 14.25.00QTP-DB25F - Face 3:4

DB25Pinout
If you are using AES in and out the pin out is identical.
CH 1-4 are IN 1-4  and CH 5-8 are OUTPUT 5-8 Tascam1

The Third Compatible pin out is the Yamaha AES pin out.  The QTP-DB25Y is only available in a male DB25 connector.  The IN the first RJ45 and OUT the second.
yamaha1

All the RJ 45 connectors terminate to the TIA -B standard and use the following pair and polarity designation
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