Barnfind to Introduce Fiber Transport Upgrades at 2017 NAB Show

Barnfind Technologies will offer control, configuration and functionality upgrades to its core BarnOne and BarnMini families at the 2017 NAB Show.

Barnfind said its line will include new attention to green technology. “Barnfind has been committed to being the Greenest technology company since its launch in 2012,” said Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind’s CEO.

Web Interface

Web Interface

“Our product range has been designed to pack as many functions into one rack unit as possible with the lowest power consumption. We continue to enhance our flexible, scalable fiber transport solutions to do more with less gear, in less space and with less money.”

Barnfind’s BarnOne will be shown with a new web server and control via Telnet. The new web interface provides installation, configuration and operation of one or multiple BarnOne frames.

The (free) firmware update allows access to a new version of BarnStudio control software with functionalities also available via OpenGear Dashboard (Ross Video). The frame now offers Telnet protocol in addition to SNMP for communication.

Integrated Signal Redundancy

Integrated Signal Redundancy

Barnfind’s latest firmware also includes added functionality via an integrated signal redundancy switch that can be configured for all BarnOne’s 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. It provides a complex redundancy system. Functions can be configured and monitored in the web interface.

The BTF1-10-AESemb offers an eight-channel embedder and de-embedder for AES audio. The frame includes the standard main board with 16 x SFP ports and eight x BNC top board included and offers the same functionality as other members of the BarnOne family. Users can identify SDI signals in the frame to use for (de) embedding.

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. It offers the same functionality as all BarnOne frames. MADI signals can be identified in the frame for analog audio transport.

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 including BNC’s, RJ45, XLR female/male, LEMO for Camera and LEMO for CCU and LC’s.

Barnfind HiLo SFPs are designed 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.

Finally, Barnfind’s CAM-CCU transport solution has expanded from supporting nine to 18 cameras on a single fiber. The system eliminates the need for cabling by allowing up to 18 cameras to be multiplexed into a single mode fiber for bi-directional traffic over long distances.

An internal matrix router allows the user to switch any camera to any CCU. Other signals, such as MADI, SDI, SDTI, Ethernet, CVBS, AES and ASI, can also be multiplexed into the same fiber. The total solution fits in only 2RU per side.

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