HD Pro Audio Backs BroaMan MUX-22 for Major Projects
Once Optocore had decided to set up Broadcast Manufactur (BroaMan) to extend the Optocore infrastructure (and distribution options) into broadcast applications such as Studios, OB Vans and Sport Events, Huffer admits “it all clicked into place.”
When he first saw MUX-22, the latest addition to the BroaMan portfolio of routing and repeating devices at this year’s Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show, and sensed its full I/O capacity and configurability, it really ignited his interest.
Consequently, his company—which specialises in the sales and distribution of a range of premium pro audio brands—gave BroaMan’s MUX-22 device a prime spot on its booth at this month’s ABTT Show as part of a BroaMan rack. “We already have the products specified on some high-end projects,” Huffer enthused.
It’s easy to see why the flexible and compact MUX-22 has caught the imagination of anyone looking to combine video and audio signal routing to multiple locations over optical fibre. Both scalable and protocol independent, MUX-22 can be delivered as a mixed unit with up to 16 3G/HD/SD-SDI channels as well as selectable audio modules (analogue, digital MADI or AES/EBU) and much more besides in just 1RU.
“We love it for that reason,” he admits, noting the versatility offered by integration with Optocore, Ethernet, RS485/422 or GPIO. “It allows for the integration of IP-based audio protocols for instance, can be used as a point to point system and its ability to route data as well as audio and video is a huge bonus. Nothing else out there offers this amount of AV routing at this price point. You can send an enormous amount of AV down these fibre optic cables.”
In conclusion, he said, “At HD Pro Audio we are always very selective when we augment our stable of premium brands—and we predict great things for this.”
BroaMan (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) products are aimed at broadcasters as well as production companies, sport facilities, professional AV integrators and many more applications. The company offers customised solutions for every application that requires SD/HD/3G video transport or routing – whether a big and complex system for broadcast studio or OB Van, or a simple point to point for a small church, conference hall, etc. With DiViNe (Digital Video Network) all open standards can be integrated — digital video, audio and data — on the same fibre infrastructure. The main differentiator from other companies providing video over fibre solutions is the approach. Each video system is unique and every customer requires a different level of complexity and features. Each BroaMan system is tailored to match the customer's exact needs. Using the DiViNe system the customer, together with BroaMan’s Application Engineering team, can specify the general system performance, the interface layout — based on basic frames — and some special features. As a result each customer receives his own bespoke system, which perfectly matches his application.