Arena Television selects Barnfind equipment for groundbreaking 4K IP trucks
OB truck innovator Arena Television has IP-based UHD High Dynamic Range trucks to its fleet and chosen Barnfind gear to handle the signal distribution. Arena Television will use BarnOne and BarnMini products, including the new BarnMini-07 CWDM multiplexers, to transport signals from these next generation production trucks to remote positions.
“Barnfind’s BarnOne frame with its built-in CWDM multiplexing and routing, combined with the BarnMini range of fibre converters gave us the flexibility we needed when sending 4K video feeds to commentator positions on OBs,” said Adam Klink, general engineering manager. “The ability to mix video, Ethernet and HDMI on a single platform and configure the internal router on the fly was an attractive proposition giving us tremendous flexibility to cope with the ever-changing demands faced on these vehicles.” “I am pleased to work with Arena Television and introduce them to the advantages Barnfind equipment will provide for the new trucks in their fleet” said Anil Parmar, VP sales, UK & Ireland. “Adam and the team came to us with on-board design ideas, and as a result, we launched the BarnMini-07, a compact CWDM mux in a small form-factor platform which can be mounted in the BarnMini frame. Working with Arena on this project strengthens our position further as a key vendor in providing solutions for OB requirements, and we look forward to working with the team on future trucks.”