Barnfind lands order with European sports broadcaster
Barnfind has received the largest order in the company’s history from a major European sports broadcaster. Following a thorough evaluation process of numerous well-known suppliers, Barnfind won out over fierce competition and was selected by the prominent broadcaster as its system provider. The order comprised over 80 different Barnfind 1RU frames, several hundred SFPs, muxes, and more to be delivered in less than six weeks.
According to Arild Skjeggerud, CTO, Barnfind, the system will be used in OB vans and stage boxes that will connect various sports stadiums, MCRs and commentator stations. The system will transport a range of current video and audio formats with the capacity to anticipate future expansion and emerging signal formats. With the new system in place, users will find it easier to configure different production set-ups between sporting events.
“After several months of discussions, we are proud that Barnfind and our advanced and innovative solutions were selected as the primary technology provider that will help this leading European sports broadcaster deliver game footage to the many fans around the world,” says Skjeggerud.
“Sports is one of our most important market segments, and this is a huge breakthrough for Barnfind,” adds Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind CEO. “In general we are honoured to play a key role in signal delivery to several different European soccer leagues as well as the Champion League final in Milano that was in May this year.
“Further, we received additional orders for the upcoming Games in Rio, where we will be supporting more than 10 different sports broadcasters. And we have supported different motor sport events like MotoGP, Formula 1 etc. with many repeat orders since the start of the company.”