BroaMan unveils NANO converter at IBC

BroaMan has unveiled perhaps its most significant solution yet: the Repeat8-NANO.

In a nutshell, this is a compact, four-channel converter for simple 4K transmission; but actually, this device could be set to become the most modular and flexible system on the market, with its ultra-fast electrical-to-optical, as well as optical-to-electrical, conversion.

This plug ā€˜nā€™ play, 4K fibre transport comes in a single box, and so perfectly placed for facilities requiring simple 4K transmission. Many efforts have been spent to place the device at an incredibly low price point, while at the same time maintaining BroaMan's customary highest technical performance.

Under The Hood

Repeat8-NANO comes in two stand-alone versions: Repeat8-NANO 4IN, which features four SDI inputs and four fibre SFP outputs (electrical-to-optical conversion); and Repeat8-NANO 4OUT features four SDI outputs and four fibre SFP inputs (optical to electrical conversion).

Both devices can be connected with a quad or duplex fibre, creating robust and cost-efficient four-channel point-to-point transport. Each box can also be connected to the larger Repeat48 or even to the Route66 for distant router I/O.

"Following the success of the Repeat48 series, we realised there was a high demand for a smaller box, that was not necessarily rack mounted," explains BroaMan's managing director, Tine Helmle. "There are plenty of small converters in the market, but few four-channel modules which are perfect for simple 4K transmission. We reduced the channel count and size from the original Repeat48, but have maintained the same highest quality; and the price/performance ratio is amazing. At the same time, we could move the larger Repeat48 and Repeat48WDM to a much lower price point, so I'm very pleased."

Extending 4-channel 3G-SDI signal up to 80km over fibre optic cables, this quad channel converter also boasts low power consumption and a number of other features: it offers Data rate per channel up to 3G, totalling up to 12G for 4K, and includes Reclocker for superior jitter performance. Compliances include SMPTE-424M, SMPTE-310M, SMPTE305M, SMPTE297M, SMPTE-295M, SMPTE292M, DVB-ASI, and MADI.

In addition, it offers Transparent to Embedded Audio (up to 192 channels); full compatibility with BroaMan Repeat48, MUX22 and Route66 devices to enable larger facilities to build advanced and complete systems (up to 120km); and seamless integration with many leading pro-audio and broadcast brands.

And furthermore, this is the most modular and flexible system on the market, with no additional software required.

Contained in metal housing for superior EMI performance, the Repeat8-NANO comes with the standard five-year warranty. For more on BroaMan, CLICK HERE.