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The rise of 4K (12Gb/s)

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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?

Please call 1-800-SHATTUC or contact your sales rep directly for more information!

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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 – 7:00pmOctober 12th 10:00am – 1:30pmSessions 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.

After that, Kurt spent a few years at Anixter selling wire and cable before joining Gepco in 2002. Kurt worked for Gepco at their Burbank location where they had a 10,000 foot warehouse fully stocked with wire, cable, connectors, tools, racks, and many other products that became a popular spot for their West Coast customers to do business with. Kurt was with Gepco, which then was acquired by General Cable, until he decided to join us in April 2016.

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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.

NAB delivers value to our members through advocacy, education and innovation.

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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.

Raffle tickets are now available for your chance to win tickets to this year’s Cubs-Sox game, Fishing at Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation and/or $1000 in Saks Fifth Avenue gift cards. For more information on the raffle, visit:



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. 

The event begins with the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on Virtual and Augmented reality (VR and AR) and will examine how VR and AR are changing the media and entertainment industry. This is your chance to engage in the pioneering discussion between the broadcast and cinema and the VR/AR space! Symposium sessions will explore how the new age of content consumption is driving new ways of thinking and new ways of telling stories. Meet sought-after content creators and technology leaders, and open the door to conversation and even future collaboration. Complete with a demo room, this is a rare opportunity for a hands-on demonstration of cutting-edge VR and AR technology. 

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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. 

This SMPTE 304 cleaning kit is available for purchase, contact our sales team today. 

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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.

LEMO pioneered and set the standard for fiber connectors in the HDTV marketplace.  They developed the 3K.93C Series connectors in the early stages of the introduction of HDTV, becoming the standard for high-definition TV.  It is one of the only connectors being used worldwide that complies fully with SMPTE standards for both signal and cable.  LEMO's 3K.93C connectors are the standard in national and international broadcast facilities.

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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

1635 Emerson Ln, Naperville, IL 60540

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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.

Click here to learn more.


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. 


NAB 2015

Las Vegas, NV.

April 13-16.

Booth # N4036

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