BroaMan’s New Route66 Auto Video Router Provides All-Format Networking

BroaMan has announced a new version of its Route66 video router, now offering AutoRouter capability and a smart fiber patch bay.

BroaMan said the new functionality in the AutoRouter is powered by its sister brand, Optocore, making the router ideal for live events, broadcast and installations where there are multiple connection points, including mobile devices. The device is compatible with Optocore and DiGiCo fiber loops, creating a redundant “star” out of the advanced ring topology.

The new AutoRouter was developed especially for the installation market, where mixed ring/star or star topology is more desirable due to a star-based fiber cable layout.

The Route66 AutoRouter automatically finds mobile and remote devices and closes the Optocore loop even when unconnected wall boxes are found. It always switches the links automatically to establish redundancy. New I/O units or consoles are automatically discovered and linked into the system.

Route66 can also be manually set-up to create a smart fiber patchbay with the help of any software used in IT-based workflow environments or using stand-alone software. Here it switches any protocol fiber streams, both proprietary ones like camera links, A-link, Hydra, CobraNet and standards like SDI, Optocore, MADI or Ethernet.

“This device is the only product in the industry which can route audio links and networks of any format, including AES10/MADI,” said Tine Helmie, managing director at BroaMan. “This makes it a perfect match for DiGiCoStuderCalrec, Allen & Heath, Yamaha and other premium console manufacturers.”

BroaMan (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) products are targeted to broadcasters as well as production companies, sport facilities and professional A/V integrators.

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