BroaMan (Broadcast Manufactur GmbH) has reported a successful IBC Show in Amsterdam, which included the launch of its new Mux22 MADI device.
In addition at this year's IBC, 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.
At the media gathering, Janiszewski explained the 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.
He then introduced the new breakout box created by German dealer, Amptown Systems Company, which 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.
Maciek said: “The Breakout Box utilises most of the 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.”