BroaMan offers full automatic redundancy on key devices
By: Heather Mclean
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:32 am

German network fibre provider, BroaMan, has chosen the upcoming AES Convention in New York (October 18-21) to announce new features to product ranges.

With immediate effect, they are offering the capability of full automatic redundancy switchover between a pair of Mux22 devices, which combine 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O with Optocore and SANE digital audio networks, or between Route66 Video Router and Mux22 nodes.

This feature is powered by Optocore, and uses smart mechanism to detect when one of the fibre links between the nodes is broken. Thus should one of links fail, the system will automatically switch to the redundant path enabling all videos, audio and data channels to remain working. The switchover time is near instantaneous, implemented in just one sample length.
At the same time the Route66 Optocore AutoRouter now hosts a new layout which supports internal multiplexing and redundancy switchover for video. In fact this feature is already working in one of the theatres in Eastern Europe.
While BroaMan always had a redundant PSU, redundant audio and data from Optocore and redundant sync switchover, this new feature combines them all, at the same time adding redundancy for video.

Explaining the rationale, BroaMan technical sales manager, Maciek Janiszewski, said: “More and more customers are requesting redundancy in their systems. From over 25 years’ experience working with fibre networks we know that improper or dirty cabling might cause issues and therefore redundancy is a must in many situations. Thanks to the Optocore technology we can make the redundant switchover not only automatic but also seamless.”

Held at its customary venue, Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, this year’s 143rd Audio Engineering Society International Convention will be co-located with the independent NAB Show New York 2017 event. BroaMan co-exhibits with its partner Optocore, booth #969. They can be found also at NAB Clear-Com booth N332.