BroaMan has released a standard version of its Route66 configurable router series.

BroaMan Route66 ‘standard version’The Route66 family already has four members for high-performance custom video/audio designs. This further version is targeted for simple and cost-effective standard cable management usage, specifically for the A/V market and A/V-friendly data centres and server rooms.

The new 2U-high unit makes Route66 applicable to standard smart fibre patchbay applications, supporting the routing of fibre/copper cables by software instead of a manual patch. This enables automated IP workflows and remote cable management, and also allows fibre/copper conversion without external devices.

The Route66 platform itself provides single channel, non-blocking 40x40 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 addresses the vast combination of signals popular in the A/V world, such as Ethernet, fibre, up to 4K SDI, HDMI, Optocore, Madi and so on. A wide range of fibre transceivers is also available, while the use of all SFP+ slots guarantees robust EMI performance.

The Route66 family offers built-in redundant power supplies and extremely low power consumption of 10W-40W, making systems significantly more cost and energy efficient than units using external 120W PSUs. The models are designed with a very efficient passive cooling system, which replaces noisy fans to meet all noise criteria.

‘We have already installed many Route66 devices in server rooms and data centres, where our users love the remote routing flexibility,’ says BroaMan MD, Tine Helmle. ‘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 A/V server room deserves a Route66.’

All connections are to the rear, making Route66 installation friendly and ensuring server racks are kept clean.


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