BroaMan announce a new version of its Route66 video router at 2016 NAB, now offering auto routing and an intelligent fiber patch bay.
BroaMan said the additional functionality is powered by Optocore, an OEM provider, making it ideal not only for installation (where there are multiple connection points, including mobile devices) but equally for live events or broadcast.
Optocore manufactures for audio networks — producing network modules for other manufacturers to connect their products to an advanced audio network. The auto routing is compatible with Optocore and DiGiCo fiber loops, creating a redundant “star” out of ring topology.
The Route66 Auto Router automatically discovers mobile and remote devices and closes the Optocore loop. This does not need to be carried out manually as the system is always redundant.
The new Route66 Auto Router also works as an intelligent fiber patchbay, creating plug and play solutions. Features include third party protocol switching, which means it can patch fiber streams regardless of protocol (eg MADI, Studer A-link).
It can replace a conventional patchbay, where the user needs to manually patch fiber tie-lines with patch-points set within the Optocore control software. It will also enable the homing consoles via its dedicated stagebox.
Set up as a dedicated supplier for broadcast and installation, BroaMan solutions are increasingly being found in the installation market, including theatres, airports, halls and houses of worship.
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