Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform

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New 12GB capabilities, expanded stage-box range and multiple camera control system join multitude of additions and enhancements to key technology solutions

Last Updated: April 2, 2018 2:06 pm GMT
(Las Vegas, NV--April 2, 2018) Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, returns to the 2018 NAB Show this year with an expansive line-up that includes more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities, all of which are being demonstrated at Booth #SL 9630 in South Hall Lower.



The additions and enhancements to Barnfind’s core product families will not only help customers streamline their workflows, but also demonstrate the company’s continued commitment to green practices by packing numerous functions into one rack unit and keeping power consumption as low as possible.

According to Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind CEO, “We always strive to demonstrate real-world examples of our unique platform at NAB, and this year is no different. We have so many innovations on our booth for visitors to see first-hand, including a new 12GB platform, several different stage boxes, and an incredible multiple camera control system, just to name a few. And our team is here showing how our solutions allow customers to do more with less gear, in less space and with less money.

“We’re proud of our growth from a start-up in 2012, to a global company with 60 international partners now that excels in fiber transport, stage box technology, signal redundancy, multiple camera control and much, much more. I greatly encourage attendees to visit our booth and learn why we have adopted the new slogan, ‘Barnfind, a network of functions.’”

NAB Highlights

New 12GB Platform
Barnfind expands on its successful BarnMini 11 and BarnMini 12 modules with 4K capacity with the introduction of the BTF1-41 series, its first BarnOne with 12GB capacity and built-in SDI to IP. The series will have the same BarnStudio control system, and offer the same flexible 3rd party control as the existing BarnOne 3G system. In addition, the BTF1-41 series will increase functionality consistently, making it a future-proof platform.

“The BTF1-41 supports users for years to come under the umbrella of a ‘network of functions,’ adds Evensen. “Visitors can see what the platform offers now, and what it will be capable of in the future.”

BarnOne with Web Server and control via Telnet
Barnfind’s new web interface provides efficient installation, configuration and operation of one or multiple BarnOne frames. The (free) firmware update allows access to a new version of BarnStudio control software with functionalities also available via OpenGear Dashboard (ROSS Video). The frame now offers Telnet protocol in addition to SNMP for communication for enhanced responsiveness and reliability. Barnfind can be controlled by most 3rd party control software solutions.

Signal Redundancy Switch
Barnfind’s latest firmware release includes significant added functionality via an integrated signal redundancy switch that can be configured for all BarnOne’s outputs. Regardless of signal format, bandwidth, optical or electrical, each individual output can be configured with “alternative” inputs and can all run in parallel or individually. The switch supplies full control of signal presence, quality and status, and provides a complex, advanced redundancy system. Functions can be configured and monitored in the new BarnStudio web interface.




Barnfind’s new Stage Box Break-out panel allows front panels to be customized based on the required connectors. A selection of eight modules serve as connection points to one or more BarnOne or BarnMini units. All eight modules and the 2RU chassis are made of solid aluminum, with high performance connectors. Barnfind offers connectors for BNC’s, RJ45, XLR female and male, LEMO for Camera and LEMO for CCU, LC’s among others This solution makes installations simpler, safer and much more flexible.

New HiLo SFP system for 36-Channel CWDM
Barnfind HiLo SFPs are designed to meet a need for higher density of signals in one single fiber. By using half of the spacing in each wavelength of the CWDM range, the HiLo SFPs can double the capacity of the traditional CWDM bi-directional transmission. This enables a total of 18 bi-directional links (resulting in 36 channels on one single fiber). The HiLo SPFs are designed to be used with a standard optical CWDM multiplexer.

Barnfind 18 x CAM-CCU on one fiber
Barnfind’s unique CAM-CCU transport solution supports up to 18 cameras on a single fiber thanks to Barnfind’s innovative HiLo SFP system. The sophisticated and compact system eliminates the need for heavy and expensive cabling by allowing up to 18 cameras to be multiplexed into 1 single-mode fiber for bi-directional traffic over long distances. An internal matrix router allows the user to switch any camera to any CCU. Other signals, such as MADI, SDI, SDTI, Ethernet, CVBS, AES, and ASI, can also be multiplexed into the same fiber. The total solution fits in only 2RU per side.

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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: http://www.barnfind.no.

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