Manufacturer also to unveil new look reflecting commitment to green technology practices
Sandefjord, Norway (1st of March 2017) — Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, continues its role as Champion of Fiber Transport with the announcement that they plan to bring numerous new and enhanced products to NAB 2017 in North Hall, Booth N5111. Additions and upgrades include significant features to enhance the Company’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families with control and configuration upgrades and additional functionality. In addition to the NAB show floor, Barnfind will also be exhibiting with US partner JB&A, at their Pre-NAB Technology Event. This exclusive event takes place in the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd. All JB&A’s resellers and all Barnfind’s partners worldwide are invited to visit us there. Click here to RSVP.
“Barnfind has been committed to being the Greenest technology company since it’s 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 to show our customers, who return to our products time and time again to use in new applications, our new design at NAB.
Evensen continued, “In addition, we continue to enhance our flexible, scalable fiber transport solutions to do more with less gear, in less space and spend less money. We will be 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.
The new BarnMini-05 is a compact way to combine an RS422/485, 4 x GPI and 4 x GPO, controllable via an Ethernet/SFP port. The unit can serve as an intelligent bridge between many third-party devices, for example transferring an RS422 signal or tally between two locations, or it can control an external optical changeover switch (BarnMini-06) in a redundancy setup. Triggers are easily set, and the module works well in conjunction with any BarnOne frames. BarnMini-05 is available as a standalone unit with a separate PSU, or mounted into the BarnMini BTF-Mini- 16 frame that houses any combination of 16 BarnMini modules with a common PSU. BarnStudio, Barnfind’s control software, can be used to configure and monitor BarnMini-05.
Changeover switches are offered by many different vendors, but Barnfind has been at the forefront with its popular BT-OCS- 2-LGX that can be mounted into a BT-HOUS- LGX-1RU chassis. Now a new optical changeover switch is being introduced, the BarnMini-06, which is easier to integrate with the GPO devices that are found in broadcast applications since it can now provide its own power needed to drive the switch. This new device is also slightly smaller, and fits into the BarnMini BTF-Mini-16 frame instead of the BT-HOUS-LGX-1RU chassis.
Barnfind is introducing a 4-channel CWDM mux as part of the well-known BarnMini range of modules. The new unit was developed in response to requests for a module that could transport 4K over different mediums. This compact mux is an efficient and affordable unit and fits into the BarnMini BTF-Mini-16 frame, instead of the BT-HOUS- LGX-1RU chassis, saving clients both rack space and money. Two Barn-Mini-07 can be cascaded to build an 8-channel CWDM mux.
Two new optical splitters well-known from Barnfind’s LGX series are available now as BarnMini-08-1:2 and BarnMini-08-1:4.
Barnfind’s BarnMini-11 is the big brother to its popular BarnMini-01 solution that delivers simple and reliable point-to- point digital extension. With an exact same look, it offers support for up to 12G. The BarnMini-11 can handle 12G, 10G, 4K and any other video format with a lower data rate than 12G. BarnMini-11 is equipped with re-clocker, just as BarnMini-01. It is available as a standalone unit with a separate PSU or mounted into the BarnMini BTF-Mini-16 frame that houses any combination of 16 x BarnMini modules with a common PSU.
Following on the success of the company’ BarnMini-02 with 2 x SFP port for transceiver and capacity up to 3G SFPs, Barnfind is releasing the BarnMini-12, with support up to 12G capacity. The BarnMini-12 can handle 12G, 10G, 4K and any other video format with a lower data rate than 12G. It is equipped with re-clocker as the BarnMini-02. BarnMini-12 is available as a standalone unit with a separate PSU or mounted into the BarnMini BTF-Mini- 16 frame that houses any combination of 16 x BarnMini modules with a common PSU.
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.
For further information please visit: https://www.barnfind.no.
Barnfind Technologies AS, headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, manufactures a multi-function signal transportation platform that supports numerous signals in one frame, including common video and telco formats such as KVM, SDTI, SMPTE 2022-6, MADI, SDI to IP, 4K 60p workflows, HDMI, DVI, CAM-CCU etc. In addition, there is a full 32 x 32 router in the frame with re-clocking on all outputs (BNCs and SFPs), reference input, full redundancy and the capability to have integrated CWDM/DWDM multiplexing. Barnfind’s “no-cost” control software, BarnStudio, can be downloaded from the website. The platform is also compatible with many 3rd party control systems such as Skyline/Dataminer, ScheduALL, LAWO (LSB/VSM), BFE/KSC, DNF, TSL, RASCULAR, BlackMagic, Ross openGear/DashBoard etc. Barnfind offers the world’s most sophisticated CAM-CCU solution capable of supporting 18 x Cam-CCUs on one single fiber with low jitter and latency. Barnfind is known as the Champion’s company; found in most sport Championships around the world.
Barnfind is privately owned and has over 60 partners and resellers worldwide.
For further information about Barnfind Technologies: www.barnfind.no.
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