Flexible kicks on Route66

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D3 BroaMan Tine Helmle & Marc Brunke MH. CT-9902

BroaMan has launched three new versions of its established Route66 router at IBC2016.

The new 2RU design is a result of customer feedback and the multiple projects already delivered, said the company. Going forward, the

Route66 platform will provide single channel, non-blocking 40x40 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 first version of Route66 will offer fibre only, with 40 hot-swappable bidirectional SFPs; version two will have 32 SFPs and 16 SDI, 8-in and 8-out; version three will have 24 SFPs and 32 SDI, 16-in and 16-out.

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 low power consumption of 10-40W. The new models are designed with a very efficient passive cooling system, which replaces noisy fans.

BroaMan MD Tine Helmle cites the different combinations of SDI, SFP and CWDM multiplexers as a real advantage: “In addition, every SFP port is bidirectional, both input and output, for maximum channel count – unlike many competitive models, which have switchable I/O, thereby losing valuable ports.”