Broaman’s Route 66 gets smarter
Auto Routing functionality and an intelligent fibre pactchbay have been added to Broaman’s Route 66 video router. Powered by Optocore, the Auto Router is compatible with Optocore and DiGiCo fibre loops, creating a redundant star out-of-ring topology. The router is reportedly capable of automatically discovering mobile and remote devices and the closing the Optocore loop. The manufacturer states that ‘this does not need to be carried out manually as the system is always redundant’.
The Auto Router also works as an intelligent fibre patchbay to create plug-and-play solutions as it can reportedly patch fibre streams regardless of protocol, such as Madi or Studer A-Link. It can replace a conventional patchbay, where the user needs to manually patch fibre tie-lines, with patch-points set within the Optocore control software. It will also reportedly enable the homing consoles via its dedicated stagebox.