BroaMan Reports Universal Acclaim for New MUX22 MADI
In addition, the company presented its latest joint custom solution with Amptown System Company (ASC) and was also able to reveal that it had again networked three stands (including its own with Clear-Com and DiGiCo) in real time, using single mode fibre network solutions.
After an introduction from MD Tine Helmle, BroaMan’s Applications Engineering Manager Maciek Janiszewski presented the latest addition to its Mux22 platform, which offers scalable and protocol independent solutions for up to 16 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O configurable video ports with built-in CWDM multiplexer. The arrival of Mux22 MADI makes the platform compatible with the industry standard MADI audio format.
As with all Mux22 devices the new Mux22 MADI will support up to eight video channels with a selectable number of dual inputs and dual outputs; it is also equipped with a Sync Board for Video Tri/Bi-Level or Audio Word Clock sync, either with RS485 or GPIO ports, and can provide fibre tunnels for any third party products.
The new MADI board is populated with four duplex SC MADI ports, offering 256 inputs and 256 outputs, and each MADI port is fully AES10 compatible, offering 56 or 64-channel MADI I/O. The audio engine is equipped with a single channel router, enabling routing from/to any MADI stream, either within the same device or between the remote Optocore, BroaMan or ProGrid devices.
Janiszewski explained, at a packed media gathering, the enormous benefits to the broadcast industry, since the digital audio option will provide a complete and transparent video, audio and control transport solution based on open platforms. Mux-22 MADI can be used as a point to point system with any other Mux22 device, or in a star or ring topology with Route66 devices as part of a larger routing solution.
Maciek then introduced the new breakout box created by German dealer, Amptown Systems Company, for whom sales manager, Stefan Thomsen, was on hand.
The breakout box had been specified by Amptown's customer — Thomas Ahr from CS Com. It takes the form of a portable rack with Mux22 video, audio and intercom I/O module built in. This provides connection panels with BroaMan COM between main and remote locations as well as external power for a camera. The AUX port of the Mux22 is therefore used to transport SMPTE fibre between a remote Sony Camera and Sony CCU.
In addition to the camera signal transport Mux22 offers four 3G-SDI I/O INTERCOM (in the case of this project for RTS), MADI, LAN, Serial and Sync connectivity.
“The Amptown/CS-Com Breakout Box is the perfect example of a creative Mux22 application,” he states. “It can be used in any remote production or OB truck.
“The Breakout Box utilises most of the unique BroaMan features showing how easy it is to deploy multi-signal connectivity via a single fibre. Mux22 is an all-in-one box solution and Amptown took full advantage of it. The unique feature of the Breakout Box is that the auxiliary fibre port of the Mux22 was used for the Sony camera-CCU connection.”