Barnfind goes the distance at IBC with game-changing frame

Barnfind's new BTF1-41 adds long-distance and future-proof functionality to fiber transport platform
Barnfind BTF1-41 router.

Barnfind Technologies has revealed plans to 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 ideal for a vast variety of applications including sports, telemedicine and government projects.

The BTF1-41 will be shown alongside enhanced versions of Barnfind’s core BarnOne and BarnMini families that now offer more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities. The improvements reflect the company’s commitment to green practices by packing numerous functions into one rack unit and keeping power consumption as low as possible.

The BTF1-41 Frame is the company’s most advanced unit to date and the first BarnOne with multi-format 12GB capacity and built-in SDI to IP. The frame’s 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, ensuring its longevity, and functionality will be upgraded constantly.

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.

Barnfind will also showcase its new HiLo SFP system for 36-channel CWDM. HiLo SFPs are designed to meet a need for higher density of signals in one single fiber. By using half of the spacing in each wavelength of the CWDM range, the HiLo SFPs can double the capacity of the traditional CWDM bi-directional transmission. This enables a total of 18 bi-directional links (resulting in 36 channels on one single fiber). The HiLo SPFs are designed to be used with a standard optical CWDM multiplexer.

Barnfind’s CAM-CCU transport solution supports up to 18 cameras on a single fiber thanks to Barnfind’s HiLo SFP system. This compact system eliminates the need for heavy and expensive cabling by allowing up to 18 cameras to be multiplexed into 1 single mode fiber for bi-directional traffic over long distances. An internal matrix router allows the user to switch any camera to any CCU. Other signals, such as MADI, SDI, SDTI, Ethernet, CVBS, AES, and ASI, can also be multiplexed into the same fiber. The total solution fits in only 2RU per side.