BroaMan Streamlines Route66 For IBC2016 Showcase


Three new versions bring increased routing flexibility and efficiencies

BroaMan launch three new versions of their popular Route66 router at this year’s IBC2016. The first version of Route66 will offer fibre only, with 40 hot-swappable bi-directional SFPs; Version 2 will have 32 SFPs and 16 x SDI (8-In and 8-Out); Version 3 will have 24 SFPs and 32 SDI (16-In and 16-Out).

The new 2RU design is a result of customer feedback and the multiple projects already delivered. Going forward, the Route66 platform will provide single channel, non-blocking 40 x 40 router ports in three versions — all with directly accessible fibre SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) or SDI. Additionally each new Route66 features fibre ports which can be used to access built-in CWDM or DWDM multiplexers.

The new Route66 provides protocol-independent routing and transport, supporting all professional standards such as 3G, SDI, HD, 3G-SDI, ASI and MADI. The built-in redundant power supplies offer extremely low power consumption of 10-40W making the system significantly more cost efficient than competitive models which depend on external 120W PSU’s. The new models are designed with a very efficient passive cooling system, which replaces noisy fans; therefore the device fulfills all noise criteria.


BroaMan MD, Tine Helmle cites the different combinations of SDI, SFP and CWDM multiplexers as a real advantage. “In addition every SFP port is bi-directional (both input and output) for maximum channel count — unlike many competitive models, which have switchable I/O, thereby losing valuable ports. At the same time custom configuration is easily accomplished on point of manufacture, with on-site change of SFPs, as well as via BroaMan or third party software.”

BroaMan Streamlines Route66 For IBC2016 Showcase

Optocore founder Marc Brunke introduces the BroaMan Route66


The new Route66 devices also contain an advanced network from OEM partner Optocore for IP monitoring and control, audio and intercom (eg ClearCom, RTS and Riedel etc), routing and transport — as well as providing additional transport of GPIO, RS485 and LAN.

All connections are to the rear, making Route66 installation friendly. The front panel provides status information only, with no cabling or service buttons.

Finally, Route66 can become a part of a Video AutoRouting System array (as deployed at broadcasters, SVT in Sweden and the new ITV Coronation Street set at MediaCityUK in Manchester).

Other features include: Video Sync transport with sync signals converter for the most commonly used signals: WC, BB, TriLevel; Camera CCU (without power) transport and routing up to 4G; full offline software for preconfigurations.

Shipment will begin in September 2016.