Barnfind Technologies’ BarnOne Frames head to Rio
Barnfind Technologies has announced that more than 100 Barnfind BarnOne frames will be employed for mission-critical transmissions this August during the major sporting events to be held in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind CEO, there will be between 10 to 12 broadcasters and sports/event-related companies that will be using the flexible and unique BarnOne frames to ensure that their operations run smoothly.
“Broadcast sports is an extremely important market segment for Barnfind. Our unique built-in router and our ability to handle any SFPs enables clients to change signal transport configurations on the fly, making the platform ideal for events with multiple locations. Barnfind gear has been used in many different instances such as race tracks like MotoGP and F1, and we are pleased to report that sales in that area have increased tremendously over the past two years,” explains Evensen. “Our flexible stage-boxes can handle any signal format in any mix.”
The BarnOne platform is based on the universal SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) offerings. Barnfind accepts all kinds of SFP manufacturers following the MSA standard, which means that the company also allows clients to integrate other SFP’s into the BarnOne platform other than the ones the company offers in its own portfolio. With BarnOne, users can reduce their footprint from 3-6RU to 1RU BarnOne! The platform offers all functions in one frame including fiber transport, PtP, WDM, CWDM, DWDM, routing, embedding, IP/ASI conversion, distribution, add/drop/pass, HDMI, SNMP and offers easy integration to other third-party control systems (e.g. Skyline).
“Our popularity among many camera manufacturers is also increasing,” added Evensen. “They realise that the Barnfind solutions are very valuable for CAM-CCU (video, audio, tally, intercom and RCP) transport. Barnfind’s new high-low SFP system is unique in its ability to handle up to 18 cameras and CCUs on one single fiber which has resulted in significant interest and many sales.”