General about the BarnOne (1RU) frame concept

For years, Barnfind has been saving demanding customers rack space and money with the unique BarnOne concept. Our goal is to offer the most flexible and affordable infrastructure platform in the Video Business with the greenest technologies available at any time.

Barnfind has a platform based on the universal SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) offerings and we accept all kinds of SFP manufacturers following the MSA standard. This means that we also allow the client to install other MSA SFP’s into the BarnOne in addition to those which we offer in our own portfolio. Why buy non-standard SFPs from other vendors which are proprietary and expensive with less flexibility?

World-class redundancy handling with auto-switching to any chosen input makes BarnOne one of the most comprehensive component for critical transmissions. You find Barnfind in most world-class championships for any sports.

With the technology we use you do not need hundreds of circuit boards anymore to achieve what we can using SFP’s! Reduce your hardware footprint from 3-6RU to the multifunctional 1RU BarnOne!

Many demanding clients around the world see Barnfind as “The Champion of Fiber Transport”. You can literally transport any signals in the BarnOne frames. Here are some main sales arguments for the BarnOne frames and why we have become very popular in the market place with sales to over 60 countries:

 

  • A full 32 x 32 router in every BarnOne 1RU frame.
  • Whatever signal that enters the system can be routed to any output, distributed, converted, monitored and analyzed.
  • Advanced signal redundancy with auto-switching to any chosen input.
  • The BarnOne series can be used as a fixed box or repurposed on the fly to meet any change in demand.
  • Every SFP port is bi-directional.
  • Every BNC port is input or output selectable.
  • All output ports are re-clocked.
  • We accept any MSA compliant SFP. NO “lock-in” to proprietary expensive single manufacturer made units.
  • Multiple reference switching; the router can be portioned to switch different signal types on different references, both analog and digital reference.
  • Powerful and simple upgrade path; Industry unique double CWDM capacity- HiLo System using existing CWDM infrastructure (unique Barnfind feature).
  • BarnStudio software included in the BarnOne price. A simple and quick to learn control system where you are able to monitor and follow signal integrity through multiple nodes.
  • Easily accessable through Web interface.
  • Most 3rd party control systems: Ross openGear/DashBoard, Skyline/Dataminer, ScheduALL, LAWO/VSM, BFE/KCS, DNF Control, TSL, RASCULAR, Black Magic, Axon Cerebrum, SAM SW-P-08 etc. are integrated. It is easy to make tailor made custom panels and monitoring solutions.
  • Rest assure that whatever signal format that is coming in the future will be integrated into the BarnOne platform. This makes the BarnOne platform “to be the best motorway to drive on, any cars in form of signal formats are welcome”.
  • Highest density in the market; where other manufacturers use 3-5RU – Barnfind uses 1RU.
  • Hot-swap optics ensures high reliability minimizing the need for maintenance windows and staff.
  • The BarnOne platform supports numerous signals in one frame such as common video and telco formats including KVM, SDTI (e.g. EVS), SMPTE 2022-6, MADI, SDI to IP, Ethernet, 4K 60p workflows, HDMI, DVI, Serial, GPI/O, CVBS, CAM-CCU (including video, audio, tally, intercom, RCP) etc.

 

The best way to get to know our unique BarnOne series is to study our BarnGuide. Here you will find system examples and all the technical details you need to know about one of the world’s most popular fiber transport system that will be continuously developed to adopt to any future signal format.