Gearhouse Broadcast has selected Barnfind’s 1RU platform for coverage of flagship motorsport events by a major satellite broadcaster in the UK. Gearhouse Broadcast’s UK offices systems specialists went to Barnfind for signal format conversion and distribution after evaluating alternative solutions.
Multimode to single mode conversion of MADI audio together with fibre signal transport of Ethernet and HDMI within the same frame were used in building a portable production facility. Paul Sykes, senior systems engineer said “Barnfind’s BarnOne platform was chosen because of its 1RU form factor and flexibility to accept multiple signal types. With size and weight being key factors in this project, the BarnOne solution was a perfect fit. Other solutions we looked at were based on multiple small boxes for conversion, but Barnfind’s approach gives us a robust platform with redundancy in a single frame. With short project timescales, delivery was a critical factor and Barnfind pulled out all the stops to get equipment delivered in a short time frame.”
“We were delighted to work with Gearhouse on this project, and deliver equipment in very short timescales,” added Anil Parmar, VP sales UK and Ireland. “For a new player in the market, we are gaining considerable traction as customers recognise the benefits of using our products, and we look forward to working again with Gearhouse on future projects.”
Barnfind Technologies headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, manufactures a multi-function, low power consumption signal transportation platform which supports numerous signal formats in one frame. The company has over 60 partners and resellers worldwide in addition to an office in the UK.