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Shattuc Cord Specialties' Blog

Welcome to our news blog! Visit often to read about company news, industry news, product spotlights, and case studies. We look forward to bringing you fresh content as often as possible!

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April in Chicagoland traditionally brings so much to be excited about.  The crack of the bat is soon to be heard at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s sandy shores along Lake Michigan are about to open. Hundreds of thousands of fans are eagerly awaiting concert season. Lollapalooza, among dozens of other music and street festivals, await. The team at Shattuc is busy supporting all our customers who are involved in making those live events and sports happen.  We are finalizing last-minute details for Las Vegas’ NAB show – getting ready to join with our industry friends and partners for the event we look forward to all year long.

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Visit Shattuc at SMPTE 2018

Visit our booth 313 at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibit October 23-25 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, California.

Shattuc representatives Lamont Dorrity and Kurt Stein will be on-site.  They will be showcasing Shattuc’s new RapidRak™ modular 2RU rack system, with modules designed for LEMO plug and socket breakouts, Neutrik Opticalcom Duo breakouts, and triax!

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The rise of 4K (12Gb/s)

In an ever-evolving world of broadcast technologies and requirements, future-proofing is of paramount importance.  It has become clear that 4k (12Gb/s), in one way or another, is to be part of all our future.  Shattuc advocates for fiber AND coaxial solutions (it is not a one-size fits all environment).

Infrastructure (cabling and connectivity) investments should not only address current HD-SDI requirements.  Your investment should also address the fast-approaching future requirements of UHD-SDI.  Demand for more engaging content to differentiate services is increasing at an ever-accelerating pace.  These advancements have led to increased consumer expectations.  We are beyond the point of needing a crystal ball.  The world of UHD (4k) is growing quickly all around us.  Ultra-high definition televisions are found in both high-end boutique electronic stores and huge retail chains.  The 12G-SDI train is already on track.  Are you ready?

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Wisconsin Broadcaster's Clinic 2017


Join Shattuc October 10th and 11th at this year’s Wisconisn Broadcaster’s Clinic!  This year’s event takes place in Middleton, WI at the Madison Marriott West.  This great event features three days of speakers covering topics such as ATSC 3.0, drone usage in broadcast, and much more!

Shattuc will be exhibiting at booth 7.  Stop by our booth to visit us and register to win a PanaVise vice! 

Exhibit hours:

  • October 10th – 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • October 11th – 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference 2017

The 2017 Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference is right around the corner!  On Tuesday, September 19th, visit Shattuc at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  We will be exhibiting at Booth 416.

The Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference features a full day of educational sessions and an exhibitor showcase.  You can find more information on the show at:

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Shattuc Welcomes Lamont Dorrity

Shattuc Cord Specialties is thrilled to announce the addition of Lamont Dorrity to our salesforce as Senior National Account Manager!lamont

Lamont is a longtime veteran of the Broadcast and Entertainment industry.  The majority of his experience has been in sales and account management.  He has sold a wide range of Broadcast products through the years (from glass to glass).  Glass on the monitors, to glass on the cameras, and everything in between.  The last fifteen years have been focused on fiber and copper connectivity solutions, everything from data centers and IP solutions to video and audio connectivity solutions.
He has earned numerous sales performance awards through the years. 

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Wisconsin Broadcasters Clinic 2016

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Join us in Middleton, Wisconsin for the 60th annual Wisconsin Broadcasters Clinic! This year’s event takes place October 11th – 13th at the Madison Marriott West Hotel.

Join us in Middleton, Wisconsin for the 60th annual Wisconsin Broadcasters Clinic! This year’s event takes place October 11th – 13th at the Madison Marriott West Hotel. This great event is put on by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Shattuc representatives will be available at booth 8 to answer your questions.

For more information or to register, click here.

Exhibit Hours:
October 11th 4:15pm – 7:00pm
October 12th 10:00am – 1:30pm

Sessions will be held October 11th – 13th

Shattuc takes aim at Pediatric Cancer

The Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot is co-sponsored by Shattuc Cord Specialties, Inc. and Lake Cable, and generously supported by brothers and company owners John and Bill Runzel.

Spring time in Chicago!  The snow has melted, the trees and flowers are blooming, and the city is reverberating with cracks of the bat as our north- and south-side rivals remind us that summer is around the corner.  Mother Nature had one last spring shower left in her on April 30th.  Fortunately, that didn’t stop the over 100 participants and 70 volunteers at this year’s 7th annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot.

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Welcome Kurt and Oz

Shattuc proudly announces the addition of Kurt Stein and “Oz” Mike Thiebold, two seasoned Broadcast & Pro A/V veterans, to the Shattuc sales force.

Kurt Stein has been in the Electronic parts distribution and Broadcast Cable Sales industry since 1981. He began his career working for Pacific Radio in Hollywood, California, and spent many years throughout the 80’s and 90’s providing Broadcast supplies and cable to the Recording Studios, Television and Radio stations, and engineers in the heart of Hollywood.

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NAB 2016

NAB 2016 - April 18-21.
Booth C12519.
Guest Pass LV9469.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.

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Spring Shoot 2016

7th Annual Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot, a charity event on behalf of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Shattuc is a big supporter of the Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot, an event that takes aim in helping fight pediatric brain tumors. Join us for a day of sporting clays, flurry, 5-stand and fun! A charity event on behalf of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit funder of childhood brain tumor research. They serve the more than 28,000 children in the United States who are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Programs include free educational information about brain tumors, college scholarships, Ride for Kids motorcycle charity events, Starry Night walk/runs and more, including the Runzel Brothers Spring Shoot.

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AVB23HDTV 23 AWG MINI HD/SDI COAX - $145 per 1000ft.

Shattuc is offering the ever popular Lake Cable AVB23HDTV at a special limited time price of $145 per 1000 feet. This miniature HD/SDI rated coaxial cable is available in black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, and white; as existing stock allows. It is constructed with a solid 23 AWG bare copper center conductor, foam polyethylene dielectric, foil and 97% tinned copper braid shield, with a CMR rated PVC jacket. It has a diameter of .160” +/- .005” and a weight of 20 Lbs per 1000 feet. The AVB23HDTV is comparable to the Gepco VDM230 and <Belden 1855A coaxial cables.

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SMPTE 2015

Visit our booth SC3 at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibit October 26-28 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. 

SMPTE 2015 includes three days of technical sessions, a high-tech exhibition hall, special events including the annual Awards Ceremony and the new SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival, plus a pre-conference Symposium, bringing you unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.” Presenters and attendees include world-renowned technology thought-leaders. 

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Broadcasters Clinic

Visit us at the Broadcasters Clinic October 13-15 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middleton, Wisconsin. Put on by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

You can find more information and register at:

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Ohio Association of Broadcasters

Be sure to visit us September 23rd at the Ohio Broadcast Engineering Conference where we will be exhibiting.

The 2015 OBEC will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and feature a full day of educational sessions for radio and television engineers, along with a dedicated exhibitors’ showcase.

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Win a Fiber Cleaning Kit!

Enter to win our Fiber Cleaning kit for SMPTE 304 connectors via Social Media! 

Shattuc now offers cleaning kits for fiber optics in the field. 

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Lemo Certification

Shattuc is now Certified as a LEMO Assembler of SMPTE / HDTV Cable Assemblies - Specializing in SMPTE LEMO Assemblies and Repairs

Waukegan, IL – 4/30/2015 — Shattuc, a manufacturer of cable assemblies and braided products, announced last week during NAB 2015 in Las Vegas that they have been officially certified by LEMO to build and repair LEMO SMPTE cable assemblies.

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WFX Naperville

Be sure to visit us at WFX Reach Conference in Naperville, IL May 28-29, Booth # 5. 

Community Christian Church, Yellow Box

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Stop by our booth and enter the raffle for a Lightel CI-1100-A2 fiber inspection scope. PLUS, GET 10% OFF ON YOUR FIRST ORDER WITH US by mentioning CODE N4036!

The unit includes a fold-up 3.5” LCD monitor, 6 inspection tips for various connections (including SMPTE Hybrid Connectors) and a carrying case for the whole kit.

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Our New Website

Welcome to Shattuc's new and improved website! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ as well.

Shattuc's new website showcases all of our capabilities from our braiding services to our distribution of quality products essential to the Broadcast, Audio, and Video Industries. From our Cable Assembly Department to our newly expanded, state of the art Fiber Optic Laboratory. Be sure to check out each section of our website for all that we have to offer for your solution. Be sure to check back often as we grow and expand our website.