BroaMan Announces New AES Interface Card for MUX22


BroaMan has announced the release of a new interface card for its Mux22 video, audio and intercom I/O module — providing AES access and Riedel connectivity. IC AES becomes the latest addition to the company’s long line of intercom devices, which includes IC422-Clear-Com; IC485-RTS, and IC444-Line I/O + GPIO).

The new board integrates AES/EBU-based intercoms with the BroaMan and Optocore networks, allowing all serial data between the matrix and panel to be passed through the system.

A single board offers four ports with matrix or panel pinout; each port is equipped with a single AES/EBU input and AES/EBU output offering two audio inputs and two audio outputs (in total 8-In/8-Out).

As with all BroaMan/Optocore products the new board is AES3 transparent — enabling it to transport the complete 32-bit AES3 frame — and thanks to this all data embedded in user bits remains unaltered.

All ports can be used either for intercom or standard AES/EBU connectivity and the new IC AES board can also be delivered with Riedel pinout enabling direct connection of Riedel intercom systems.


Finally, the IC AES board can be integrated not only into the BroaMan Mux22 but also Optocore X6R/V3R-INTERCOM devices; each single input channel on the IC AES board is integrated with the Optocore network and can be distributed to other Optocore interfaces (eg MADI, AES3, analogue).

“This latest board further expands the flexibility and transmission options. Many clients, such as Videohouse in Belgium, are using this option in their MUX22 and I am delighted that this is proving such a successful series,” said BroaMan MD, Tine Helmle.


About BroaMan
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.