Broadcast Manufacturer, also known more concisely as BroaMan, manufacturers infrastructure and signal transport products for studios and outside broadcast vehicles, as well as being a service provider building devices and systems to meet specific customer requirements.
BroaMan was established by the founders of German optical fibre specialist OPTICORE to bring its technology to the broadcast and video post-production sectors. The company now designs and produces network systems aimed at studio and OB productions, including coverage of major sports events. These devices carry all types of broadcast signals, including digital and analogue video, digital and analogue audio, digital and analogue intercom and all forms of control data on copper and fibre connections.
BroaMan's main product is DiViNe (Digital Video Network), which delivers scalable, protocol independent routing, repeating, transport and distribution of multiple video signals, including 3G/HD/SD-SDI over optical fibre. DiViNe systems consist of a number of modules, which include coaxial and optical I/O, routers, repeaters and optical multiplexers. These building blocks allow any system configuration to be created. DiViNe systems are specified and built to provide something suited to a specific application. DiViNe is able to integrate all open standards for digital video, audio and data on a high bandwidth fibre optic infrastructure. Among the modules produced by BroaMan is the MUX-22 video, audio and intercom I/O unit. In 2014 a new AES interface card was introduced for the MUX-22, giving not just digital audio but also connectivity to Riedel intercom systems. The IC AES card joins existing intercom devices, including the IC422-Clear-Com, IC485-RTS, and IC444-Line I/O + GPIO, and integrates AES/EBU-based intercoms with the BroaMan and Optocore networks, allowing all serial data between the matrix and panel to be passed through the system.