Barnfind Technologies has revealed plans to show at IBC new future-proof technology that supports all emerging signal formats, including 4K and IP, and adds a long-distance component to its multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform.
Barnfind’s BTF1-41 Frame features an extensive network of functions and the capability to transport any signal format, making it the ideal solution for a vast variety of applications including sports, telemedicine and government projects. It will be demonstrated at IBC2018.
The BTF1-41 will be shown alongside enhanced versions of Barnfind’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families that now offer more control options, advanced functionality and improved configuration capabilities. The improvements reflect Barnfind’s commitment to green practices by packing numerous functions into one rack unit and keeping power consumption as low as possible.
Barnfind’s BTF1-41 Frame is the first BarnOne product with multi-format 12GB capacity and built-in SDI to IP. The frame’s future-proof technology addresses emerging formats such as 4K and IP with a network of functions that supports multiviewers, signal processing and compression in addition to the traditional functionality.
An optional mid-board section with high-speed connectors allows third-party vendor technology to be integrated into the platform, guaranteeing its longevity, and functionality will be upgraded constantly, making it resistant to obsolescence.
The multi-range/multi-format BTF1-41 is 12G capable, includes a 36 x 36 router, a built-in GPIO, tally, UMD and DMX control. The series has the same BarnStudio control system, and also offers the same flexible third-party control as the existing BarnOne 3G system.
At IBC, Barnfind’s web interface will provide efficient installation, configuration and operation of one or multiple BarnOne frames. The no-cost firmware update allows access to a new version of BarnStudio control software with functionalities also available via OpenGear Dashboard (ROSS Video). The BTF1-10-AA offers 8x analog audio input, 8x analog audio output converted to/from MADI. The frame includes the standard main board with 16 x SFP ports and 8 x BNC top board included.
Barnfind’s new Stage Box Break-out panel allows front panels to be customized based on the required connectors. A selection of eight modules will serve as connection points to one or more BarnOne or BarnMini units. All eight modules and the 2RU chassis are made of solid aluminum, with high performance connectors. Barnfind offers connectors for BNC’s, RJ45, XLR female and male, LEMO for Camera and LEMO for CCU, LC’s among others. This solution makes installations simpler, safer and much more flexible.
Barnfind HiLo SFPs are designed to meet a need for higher density of signals in a single fiber. By using half of the spacing in each wavelength of the CWDM range, the HiLo SFPs can double the capacity of the traditional CWDM bi-directional transmission. This enables a total of 18 bi-directional links (resulting in 36 channels on one single fiber). The HiLo SPFs are designed to be used with a standard optical CWDM multiplexer.
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