Barnfind Extends Fiber Transport Distance With With New Platform

At 2018 IBC Barnfind Technologies will unveil a new signal processing frame that incorporates future-proof technology to support all emerging signal formats and adds a long-distance component to its multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform.

The new Barnfind BTF1-41 frame features an extensive network of functions and the capability to transport any signal format—including 4K and IP—making it the ideal solution for a wide variety of video production and distribution applications.

The BTF1-41 frame is includes 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. 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 3G system.

At the IBC Show, the BTF1-41 will be demonstrated alongside enhanced versions of the company's core BarnOne and BarnMini families that now offer more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities. The improvements reflect the Company’s commitment to green practices by packing numerous functions into one rack unit and keeping power consumption as low as possible.

The BTF1-10-AA offers 8x analog audio input, 8x analog audio output converted to/from MADI.

The BTF1-10-AA offers 8x analog audio input, 8x analog audio output converted to/from MADI.

Also on stand will be a newly enhanced web interface, which provides efficient installation, configuration and operation of one or multiple frames. The (free) firmware update allows access to a new version of control software with functionalities also available via OpenGear Dashboard (Ross Video). The frame now offers Telnet protocol in addition to SNMP for communication for enhanced responsiveness and reliability. Barnfind can be controlled by most 3rd party control software solutions.

The latest firmware release includes significant added functionality via an integrated signal redundancy switch that can be configured for all outputs. Regardless of signal format, bandwidth, optical or electrical, each individual output can be configured with alternative inputs and can all run in parallel or individually. The switch supplies full control of signal presence, quality and status, and provides a complex, advanced redundancy system. Functions can be configured and monitored in the new unit's web interface.

Finally, 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 8x BNC top board included. The BTF1-10-AA offers the same functionality as all BarnOne frames.

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