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PESA Introduces Dual-Link DVI / 3GSDI Coax and Fiber Optic Extenders Supporting Resolutions up to 2560X1600, Embedded Stereo Audio, and Network Monitoring

PESA VidBlox Extenders

PESA VidBLox Extenders for DVI and VGA extended over Fiber or Coax

Huntsville, Alabama – November 2, 2009- PESA, a major provider of broadcast and Pro AV distribution and router transport solutions introduces its family of Dual-Link DVI to SMPTE compliant 3G-SDI converter/extender modules. PESA’s VidBlox product line is designed for transport of high speed digital formats with pixel resolutions up to 2560X1600 @60Hz over coax or fiber optic transports. The latest 3G-SDI technology is built into these Dual-Link DVI converter/extenders, making them fully compatible with all of PESA’s HD-SDI and 3G-SDI routers and distribution equipment. Two modules are available: the VidBlox-TX series provides high-end signal conversion of Dual-Link DVI, VGA, RGB or HDTV to HD-SDI/3G-SDI; and the VidBlox-RX series converts HD-SDI, Dual Link HD-SDI or 3G-SDI to Dual-Link DVI, VGA, RGB, or HDTV formats. Each module can work independently for standalone applications; or multiple modules can be configured as a system to route high end computer graphics through PESA’s 3G-SDI or HD-SDI routers – with matrix sizes up to 1024 inputs and 1024 outputs.
Each VidBlox-TX converter/extender takes a computer graphic input signal and converts it to one of several available SMPTE output formats, selected by the user through the provided QuView-SA GUI software. Input pixel formats up to 2560 X 1600 @60Hz are scaled to produce a selectable SMPTE 292M, 372M or 424M compliant video output source over one or two BNC connectors, or a duplex SFP fiber module supporting either multimode or singlemode cabling. Output formats include 1080p, 1080i, or 720p and can be adjusted for standard 4:3 or widescreen 16:9 displays using Active Format Descriptors (AFD) per CEA-861-E. A separate 3.5mm mini jack for stereo audio is provided for embedding audio up to 48kHz over the SDI video stream. Each VidBlox-TX module also provides a loop-thru video output connector for use with a local display device. LED indicators on the front of each module provide video signal status and troubleshooting assistance in the event of errors.
The VidBlox-RX converter/extender takes an HD-SDI or 3G-SDI signal, up to 1080p60, and converts it into a digital or analog computer graphics output signal for pixel resolutions up to 2560X1600@60Hz. Stereo audio is de-embedded by the VidBlox-RX for connection to speakers or other audio monitoring devices. Auto detect EDID allows quick and easy configuration for setting up practically any digital display device.
Optional rack mount kits support two VidBlox modules in 1RU or four modules in 2RU. Both rack frames are equipped with integrated power distribution – reducing the number of external power plugs needed, as well as providing support for redundant power. Should troubleshooting be necessary, VidBlox modules can be controlled through a local GUI or an optional network-based GUI.
PESA’s QuView-SA is an intuitive, easy to use GUI control system supplied with each VidBlox module. It is installed on a host PC running the Windows® operating system and communicates via a mini-USB port located on each module. For large, high-speed digital interface switching systems, the QuView full-feature Control and Management software application is available, and supports comprehensive diagnostics and monitoring via an Ethernet GUI interface. Each VidBlox module can be networked through a local RJ-45 port.
“We found many System Integrators were using multi-box setups for VGA and DVI conversion. The VidBlox’s take all the guess work of multi-box compatibility issues by integrating a full set of conversion features in the same box,? stated Dan Holland, Product Marketing Manager of PESA. “Additionally, System Integrators can network the VidBlox modules making them a much more manageable solution for long distance video and audio transports.?

Now more than ever the need to have optical cable is critical for many installations and VidBlox becomes the perfect choice for complex multi-monitor, multi-resolution routing systems found in many applications – such as video walls, control rooms, medical imaging, digital signage, digital cinema, O&P monitoring rooms, environmental monitoring systems, and military command and control environments.

For more information go to www.pesa.com/vidblox
Contact Information
Dan Holland
Product Marketing Manager

About PESA
Located in Huntsville, Alabama, and with regional offices throughout the United States, PESA is a leading manufacturer of high end analog and digital routing and signal distribution products used in professional AV, broadcasting, industrial, educational, medical, religious, and government markets. PESA’s products are represented worldwide through a network of professional dealers and distributors. For more information, visit www.pesa.com
All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

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