BVE 2018: Argosy adds Barnfind fibre converters to portfolio


One-stop-shop fibre solutions for broadcast and AV installations to be showcased at BVE 2018

Last Updated: February 23, 2018 4:40 pm GMT
(Long Crendon, UK--February 23, 2018) Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast cables and infrastructure products, has added the BarnMini range of fibre converters from Barnfind Technologies to its inventory. The products will make their Argosy debut at BVE 2018 (Excel London, 27 February – 1 March, stand G43).

The BarnMini range is based on a compact and simple device, which provides very high quality conversion, particularly between fibre and copper cables. The beauty of the range is that additional functionality can be implemented by the use of SFPs: small format pluggable devices. SFPs from any vendor, not just Barnfind, which meet the widely recognised MSA standard can be used in BarnMinis.

“The BarnMini is the Swiss army knife of converters – the range allows broadcast and AV system designers to connect more or less anything to anything,” said Chris Smeeton, managing director of Argosy. “We know that our customers need solutions to convert between SDI, fibre and Cat6 – they are buying all those cables and connectors from us.

“The great advantage of the BarnMini range is that they just work,” he added. “They are plug, play and forget. No need to monitor or manage: just put them in the signal path and they will do their job forever. That is a particular bonus in some of the large scale AV installations we are now collaborating on, and which will be expected to run unattended once installed.”

Anil Parmar, director of sales, Barnfind Technologies added “BarnMinis solve everything from a simple task to complex solutions, in an easy to specify, easy to install package. Argosy is a problem-solving company, and they readily grasped the huge benefits of the BarnMini – it is a great route to market for us.”

BarnMinis will be featured on the Argosy stand at BVE 2018, where experts from Argosy will be on hand to discuss infrastructure requirements from the right cable for IP connectivity to complete design and build projects, such as the recent VR installations in Dubai Mall. Find them at stand G43.

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About Argosy
Established in 1984, Argosy is recognised as a leading international distributor with a broad range of experience in advising and supplying studio installation products such as cabling, connectivity solutions, equipment racking, cable management, and patching. With customer locations around the world, Argosy is renowned as a “one-stop-shop” for systems integrators and end-users alike. The company was acquired by IEWC in March 2015 and now forms part of the company’s Broadcast & Communications division. For more information, please go to

About Barnfind:
Barnfind Technologies AS, headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, manufactures a multi-function signal transportation platform that supports numerous signals in one frame, including common video and telco formats such as KVM, SDTI, SMPTE 2022-6, MADI, SDI to IP, 4K 60p workflows, HDMI, DVI, CAM-CCU etc. In addition, there is a full 32 x 32 router in the frame with re-clocking on all outputs (BNCs and SFPs), reference input, full redundancy and the capability to have integrated CWDM/DWDM multiplexing. Barnfind’s “no-cost” control software, BarnStudio, can be downloaded from the website. The platform is also compatible with many 3rd party control systems such as Skyline/Dataminer, ScheduALL, LAWO (LSB/VSM), BFE/KSC, DNF, TSL, RASCULAR, BlackMagic, Ross openGear/DashBoard etc. Barnfind offers the world’s most sophisticated CAM-CCU solution capable of supporting 18 x CAM-CCUs on one single fiber with low jitter and latency. Barnfind is known as the Champion’s company; found in most sport Championships around the world. Barnfind is privately owned and has over 60 partners and resellers worldwide. For further information please visit Barnfind’s new website:


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