Barnfind Technologies claims it will show a game-changing frame at IBC that incorporates future-proof technology to support all emerging signal formats, including 4K and IP, and adds a long-distance component to its multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform. The new BTF1-41 features an extensive network of functions and the capability to transport any signal format, […]
Barnfind Technologies claims it will show a game-changing frame at IBC that incorporates future-proof technology to support all emerging signal formats, including 4K and IP, and adds a long-distance component to its multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform. The new BTF1-41 features an extensive network of functions and the capability to transport any signal format, making it the ideal solution for a vast variety of applications including sports, telemedicine and government projects. It will be demonstrated in Hall 8, Stand 8-A41 at IBC 2018
The BTF1-41 will be shown alongside enhanced versions of Barnfinds core BarnOne and BarnMini families that now offer more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities. The improvements reflect the Companys commitment to green practices by packing numerous functions into one rack unit and keeping power consumption as low as possible.
Speaking about the new launch, Arild Skjeggerud, Barnfind CTO said: Barnfind has always been focused on short-haul applications, until now! Our game-changing BTF1-41, along with other products, launches us into the next phase of our development by addressing the long-distance requirements of transport of any signals.
We are also delighted to have several different stage boxes on our stand so visitors will have the opportunity to witness real-world examples of our unique platform at work. Our team will be demonstrating how we do more with less gear, in less space and with less capital investment, and explain how weve grown from a start-up in 2012, to a global company with 60 international partners that excels in fiber transport, stage box technology, signal redundancy, multiple camera control and much, much more, says Wigo Evensen, Barnfind CEO.
New to IBC is Barnfinds BTF1-41 Frame, the Companys most advanced unit to date and the first BarnOne with multi-format 12GB capacity and built-in SDI to IP. The frames future-proof technology addresses emerging formats such as 4K and IP with a network of functions that supports multiviewers, signal processing and compression in addition to the traditional functionality Barnfind is known for. An optional mid-board section with high-speed connectors allows third-party vendor technology to be integrated into the platform, guaranteeing its longevity, and functionality will be upgraded constantly, making it resistant to obsolescence. Visitors will be able to see what the platform can offer now, but also get a glimpse of what it will be capable of in the future.
The multi-range / multi-format BTF1-41 is 12G capable, includes a 36 x 36 router, a built-in GPIO, tally, UMD and DMX control. The series has the same BarnStudio control system, and also offers the same flexible third-party control as the existing BarnOne 3G system.
Other highlights include the BarnOne with Web Server and control via Telnet. Barnfinds 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. Barnfind can be controlled by most 3rd party control software solutions. The newest integrated to Barnfind is the Ember+.
Also demonstrated will be the Signal Redundancy Switch. Barnfinds latest firmware release includes significant added functionality via an integrated signal redundancy switch that can be configured for all BarnOnes 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.
Barnfind will also showcase the BTF1-10-AA, which offers 8x analog audio input, 8x analog audio output converted to/from MADI; and the new Stage Box Break-out panel, which allows front panels to be customised based on the required connectors.