Wisycom has announced the new BFL1, an RF-over-fiber interface housed in a compact module that’s designed to support RF coverage and distribution requirements without concern for cable loss. Expanding on the company’s existing RF-over-fiber options, the BFL1 offers selectable filters, expanded dynamic range, and a long-range Bluetooth 5 programming link.
“RF-over-fiber systems can be challenging for users in stadiums, events, large facilities and remote productions, but the Wisycom BFL1 module simplifies the process,” explains Leslie Lello, Wisycom support manager. “The BFL1 can be easily configured by operators directly through the module’s high-contrast OLED display with navigation buttons. It will also soon be controllable through the Wisycom App, which eliminates the need for network connectivity.”
Wisycom has also deployed a custom-designed laser for the BFL1, stated to provide more than 90 dB of dynamic range, that’s designed to improve the signal quality and provide a low noise floor for wireless mic and IEM/IFB systems. For a link without distance limits, the BFL1 replaces the need for coaxial cables and allows antennas to be placed miles away.
As with the company’s BFA, the BFL1 interface also has 16 filter banks that can protect against unwanted signals and maximize performance of the connected wireless systems. These filters include a 40 MHz tunable filter, allowing users to optimize the BFL1 while adhering to the local RF regulations for productions.
The BFL1 can be configured to work with other BFL1 interfaces for point-to-point and point-to-multi-point application as well as with the Wisycom MFL RF-over-fiber system. Many recently released Wisycom products can also benefit by interfacing with the BFL1, including the MRK16 receiver system, the MRK980 dual receiver and the MTK952 wireless IEM/IFB system.