BroaMan is a fiber-based platform created to meet the professional video, audio and data transport and routing requirements.
Complete BroaMan systems are built from a collection of modules that perform three main tasks
- Routing – routing of multiple video and audio signals, as well as protocol independent routing of optical signals
- Media Conversion – converting electrical to optical (E-O), optical to electrical (O-E) and optical to optical (O-O repeating)
- Multiplexing – Multiplexing multiple channels into a single fiber cable
All BroaMan interfaces are built around those three blocks, from the basic devices offering only media conversion to the most complex units which perform routing, media conversion and multiplexing.
BroaMan devices take advantage of Optocore and SANE technology to provide reliable and master engineered audio transport and routing solutions, however it is also able to integrate any other open or closed fiber transport protocol.
BroaMan products are designed to transport 3G/HD/SD-SDI video, digital and analog audio, 4-wire and digital AES-based intercom, Ethernet, serial data (RS485/422), tri-/bi-level sync, Word Clock and many more.
The breakout box had been specified by Amptown's customer CS Com Solution. It takes the form of a portable rack with Mux22video, audio and intercom I/O modulebuilt in. This provides connection panels with BroaMan COM and SMPTE fibres as well as external power for a camera. The AUX port of the MUX22 is therefore used to transport SMPTE fibre between a Sony Camera and Sony CCU.
In addition to the camera signal transport Mux22 offers four 3G-SDI I/OINTERCOM (in the case of this project for RTS), MADI, LAN, Serial and Sync connectivity.
“The Amptown/CS-Com Solution Breakout Box is the perfect example of a creative Mux22 application,” states BroaMan Applications Engineering Manager, MaciekJaniszewski. “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.”