BroaMan Integrates Avid AVB, Yamaha TWINLANe to Route66 AutoRouter
The popularity of BroaMan’s Route66 AutoRouter with Optocore technology has continued apace since the streamlined version of associated company BroaMan’s Route66 first debuted on the Coldplay tour. Since then the Route66 AutoRouter has featured in a slew of high profile installations, including the Westfield Center in London, Europe’s largest shopping mall, and Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, redeveloped for the FIFA World Cup.
The attraction of the device is that it offers Auto Routing and an intelligent fiber patch bay (replacing the traditional patchbay)— this functionality powered by Optocore —making it ideal for installations with multiple connection points and mobile stage boxes as well as live events and broadcast.
Initially compatible with stand-alone Optocore networks and DiGiCo fiber loops, BroaMan has announced that the same functionality is now available for Yamaha TWINLANe cards, which support single-and multi-mode optical fiber, and AVID AVB network cards, allowing smarter theatre sound systems to be designed using their flagship consoles.
Route66 AutoRouter creates a redundant star out of ring topology and closes the loop automatically between active devices and mobile stage boxes. There is no longer the need to patch cables manually, as the system is always redundant. Route66 will function as an intelligent patchbay, automatically detecting active devices and forming a loop topology from them to establish redundancy, without any user interaction. This speeds up system layout and configuration for any production.
The device can be equipped with up to 40 duplex LC sockets allowing up to 20 different connections from different locations, devices or device groups.