ISE 2019: BroaMan Set to Unveil Latest Version of Route66 Configurable Router Series
BroaMan is set to launch a standard version of its popular Route66 configurable router series.
The Route66 family already has four members, which are ideal for high performance customized video/audio designs. This latest fifth version is targeted for simple and cost-effective standard cable management usage — specifically for the AV market and AV friendly data centers and server rooms.
The new 2RU design makes Route66 applicable to standard smart fiber patchbay applications. This smart patchbay allows routing of fiber/copper cables by software instead of a manual patch, enabling automated IP workflows and remote cable management. It also allows fiber/copper conversion without external devices.
The Route66 platform itself provides single channel, non-blocking 40 x 40 router ports, and the new standard version of Route66 will offer 40 SFP+ slots for 40 hot-swappable bi-directional SFPs with each slot up to 4Gbit performance. This is ideal for the vast combination of signals popular in the AV world, such as Ethernet, Fiber, up to 4K SDI, HDMI, Optocore, MADI, and so on. A wide range of fiber transceivers is also available, while the use of all SFP+ slots guarantees superior EMI performance.
The Route66 family offers built-in redundant power supplies and extremely low power consumption of 10W-40W, making the system significantly more cost and energy efficient than competitive models which depend on external 120W PSU’s. The models are designed with a very efficient passive cooling system, which replaces noisy fans — therefore the device fulfills all noise criteria.
BroaMan MD, Tine Helmle, cites the possible different combinations of any protocol in just one device as a real advantage. “We have already installed many Route66 devices in server rooms and data centers, where our users love the remote routing flexibility. They simply do not have to walk long miles to server rooms anymore when a cable patch change is needed. Now, with this streamlined unit we have been able to simplify these installations further. Every AV server room deserves a Route66.”
All connections are to the rear, thus making Route66 installation friendly, and ensuring server racks are kept clean.
The new Route66 is shipping with immediate effect.