NAB 2017: Barnfind Technologies Upgrades Core Solution Series
Barnfind Technologies (N5111) continues its role as ‘Champion of Fiber Transport’ with numerous new and enhanced products at the 2017 NAB Show. Additions and upgrades include significant features that not only enhance the company’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families with control and configuration upgrades and additional functionality, but also extends its commitment to green practices.
“Barnfind has been dedicated to being the Greenest technology company since its launch in 2012,” says Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind’s CEO. “Our product range has been designed to pack as many functions into one rack unit as possible with the lowest power consumption. We’ve now underscored this mission by redesigning the look of our BarnOne frames and changed the color scheme from black to grey with green front panels. We’re excited that our repeat customers are seeing our new design at NAB.”
Evensen continues, “In addition, we continue to enhance our flexible, scalable fiber transport solutions to do more with less gear, in less space and with less money. We are also introducing new partners and employees who will help us continue the 100% growth that we have experienced annually since the company launched 5 years ago.
BarnOne With Web Server and Control via Telnet
Barnfind’s new web interface provides efficient 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 for enhanced responsiveness and reliability.
Signal Redundancy Switch
Barnfind’s latest firmware release includes significant 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, and provides a complex, advanced redundancy system. Functions can be configured and monitored in the new BarnStudio web interface.
BTF1-10-AA and BTF1-10-AESemb
BTF1-10-AESemb offers an 8-channel embedder and de-embedder for AES audio. The frame includes the standard main board with 16 x SFP ports and 8 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. The BTF1-10-AA offers the same functionality as all BarnOne frames. MADI signals can be identified in the frame for analog audio transport.
BarnOne Stage Box Break-out Panel System
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.
New HiLo SFP System for 36-Channel CWDM
Barnfind HiLo SFPs are designed to meet a need for higher density of signals in one 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.
Barnfind 18 x CAM-CCU on One Fiber
Barnfind’s unique CAM-CCU transport solution has expanded from supporting 9 cameras to 18 cameras on a single fiber thanks to Barnfind’s new and innovative HiLo SFP system. The sophisticated and compact system eliminates the need for heavy and expensive cabling by allowing up to 18 cameras to be multiplexed into 1 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.