London, UK — October 11, 2018 – The musical production of Jim Steinman’s Bat out of Hell is relying on Barnfind solutions to keep its workflow flexible. The show, winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017, opened in 2017 at Manchester’s Palace Theatre and has since undergone significant changes, motivating systems engineer Jonathon Lyle to seek an intuitive infrastructure capable of rapid modification without labor-intensive re-engineering. As the production embarked on two tours around North America and Germany, Lyle redesigned the workflow with Barnfind’s multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform at its core.
Lyle commented, “In combining the central routing switcher with five Barnfind BarnOne BTF1-02 frames, the system now has the flexibility to re-route all the signals from cameras, projectors, monitors and LED surfaces without time-consuming reengineering. An additional benefit of the BarnOne system is the ability to diagnose signal paths so the technicians supporting the productions are able to get in-depth signal status at every step of the chain, allowing faults to be quickly isolated and bypassed.”
Sound Stage Services, Cardiff, Wales supplied and installed the equipment for the German tour and World Stage, New Jersey, USA supplied and installed the equipment for the North American tour.
“Working on this application for both productions was an exciting project for Barnfind. The timeline was very tight, but we were able to deliver our solutions quickly allowing the engineers at Sound Stage Services and World Stage to complete installation in good time,” said Anil Parmar, director of sales at Barnfind.
Bat out of Hell is still playing to standing ovations night after night at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Barnfind Technologies AS, headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway, manufactures a multi-function signal transportation platform that supports numerous signals in one frame, including common video and telco formats such as KVM, SDTI, SMPTE 2022-6, MADI, SDI to IP, 4K 60p workflows, HDMI, DVI, CAM-CCU etc. In addition, there is a full router in the frame with re-clocking on all outputs (BNCs and SFPs), reference input, full redundancy and the capability to have integrated CWDM/DWDM multiplexing. Barnfind’s “no-cost” control software, BarnStudio, can be downloaded from the website. The platform is also compatible with many 3rd party control systems such as Skyline/Dataminer, ScheduALL, LAWO (LSB/VSM), Ember+, BFE/KSC, DNF, TSL, RASCULAR, BlackMagic, Ross openGear/DashBoard etc. Barnfind offers the world’s most sophisticated CAM-CCU solution capable of supporting 18 x CAM-CCUs on one single fiber with low jitter and latency. Barnfind is known as the Champion’s company; found in most sport Championships around the world.
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