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PESA Brings Innovative High Speed Digital Video and Audio Solutions to NAB2011

Huntsville, Alabama – March 14, 2011: PESA, a 38 year veteran of manufacturing high quality audio and video routing and signal processing solutions will present the latest technologies supporting high definition video at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas (booth N4123) April 11-14. Using the world’s most prestigious radio, film and television exhibition as the forum, PESA will offer hands-on demonstrations of their enterprise-based control system and other unified signal management solutions for 3G-SDI Video, Distributed Audio Routing and Signal Processing.
Cheetah Enterprise Audio Routing System (EARS) up to 6144X6144 – Designed specifically for large venue environments, the PESA Enterprise Audio Routing System provides a “unified? solution for audio and time code applications. At the heart of each distributed audio system is a 1RU Data Exchange Engine (DXE) Chassis that connects up to 24 independent I/O frames which can be stacked to serve as a centralized system; or each I/O frame can be independently located at the source several miles away but using fiber optic cabling interconnects. Each I/O frame supports up to 128 inputs or outputs for a total of 1536X1536 in only 25RU. By adding additional DXE units, systems can be populated up to 6144X6144 using four DXE chassis. The Cheetah DRS-EARS allows users to integrate AES/EBU, Analog Audio, MADI and Time Code – all within one distributed system.
Cougar Video/Audio Combo (VAC) System for 32X32 3G-SDI with AES/EBU or Analog Audio – Simplify your small to medium sized routing switcher requirements with PESA’s new Cougar VAC system for Video, Audio, and Router Control all combined into one efficient and easy to install system. Each Cougar VAC can support up to 32X32 video and 64X64 mono audio in a compact 2RU package. For simplified control, each system includes a local 32X pushbutton panel with relegendable buttons while the built in SSC Controller offers comprehensive configuration and diagnostics support through an Ethernet interface. The Cougar VAC supports ASI, SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI for a full range of digital video transports up to 1080p/60. Audio capabilities include support for AES/EBU, Analog Audio, MADI and Time Code all within one distributed system. Audio connector styles include 75 Ohm BNC and 6-Pin Pluggable connectors.
PESA PRO H.264 Encoder Modules – The PESA PRO H264-E is a high definition encoder module for the professional who wants to encode SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or HDMI and stream real time high quality video signals over an IP based transport. The PESA PRO H.264 embedded setup software allows you to easily configure the encoder through a web browser or through a direct serial port interface. Capture full motion, full-resolution video feeds directly from a high definition video camera or router output to share video and audio through internet protocol networks. Based on the world-class Visionary Solutions technology platform, the PESA PRO H264E Encodes HDMI/DVI-D, HD-SDI or SD-SDI inputs up to 1080p60 in an H.264 stream (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC) for high quality video at lower bandwidths. Audio compression is either AAC or MPEG-1 Layer 2 with up to 48kHz sample rate. It has balanced and unbalanced audio inputs and volume control plus RS-232 and RS-422 control, accessed via an RJ-45 receptacle. This compact encoder streams at 4 to 20 Mbps throughput and is offered as a single channel module; or for larger systems, up to 8 channels can be installed into a 3RU chassis.
64X64 Routing Switcher for ASI/SD/HD/3G in only 2RU: PESA’s Jaguar-3, 64X64 matrix switcher routes all SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals; plus it supports embedded audio and other ancillary data required for HD-SDI and DVB/ASI broadcast sources. Jaguar-3 is perfect for switching applications in digital cinema, telemedicine, high-end presentation rooms, satellite imaging, command centers, and simulation/visualization environments. Although small in size (occupying only 2RU space), Jaguar-3 is big on performance – supporting standard data rates from 143Mbps up to 3Gbps, and video transports up to 1080p/60. All inputs are auto-equalized; and with standard SMPTE formatted outputs, each signal is auto-sensed and re-clocked to the appropriate transport stream. Signals can be re-clocked up to 80m for 1080p/60. For non-standard formats, re-clocking circuitry can be set to by-pass mode. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of gen-lock from a black burst or tri-level sync source. The compact frame design features front load / hot swappable card sets and includes space for an optional redundant power supply and controller module. Jaguar-3 provides control ports that allow configuring the frame for a variety of control interfaces including Ethernet control, PESA’s P2K or 3500Pro, and PESA’s new Cattrax ™ graphical user interface; plus it can be used with PESA’s full range of new Ethernet control panels.
Cheetah EasySFP™ option cards- With PESA’s new EasySFP™ option cards it’s now a breeze to configure individual routing switcher I/O ports to your specific needs. With traditional router I/O cards, each bank of plug-in cards has to be dedicated to either a full set of fiber optic connections or SD/HD/3G BNC connections. With EasySFP™, users can now customize each input and output port to the desired cabling requirements. Share BNC, Fiber, and analog conversion all on the same Cheetah router input and output cards. Simply order the basic Cheetah 16 channel or 36 channel input or output card for the routing switcher system needed and then select the SFP modules you desire. Four options are available – EasySFP Fiber, EasySFP Coax, EasySFP A/D and EasySFP D/A plug-in modules.
PNET: Ethernet-based Control Panels- With PESA’s new low cost Ethernet PNET Control panels, it becomes much easier to control your router from anywhere in your facility. Setup is easy through our Cattrax network based software program and when it comes to compact packaging, the PNET 1RU hardware panels can be mounted directly to the front of our small scale router solutions or independently located miles away. PNET panels use standard ethernet networking to simply plug into an existing computer network and with the looping connector on each panel, additional control panels or devices are easily integrated into the network chain. Pushbuttons are back lit for easy recognition of active status in any room lighting environment. Since most facilities operate control via desktop computers, each PNET style is offered in optional software based panels that can be operated directly from your computer display; and for the best in easy pushbutton features, PESA’s PNET soft panels look great and work flawlessly on touch screen monitors – such as an HP TouchSmart. To use the panel simply select a destination, and then select from a range of video sources. PNET hardware panels allow multiple destinations and it is easy to assign a full range of sources and destinations to a single control panel. PNET panels are different than traditional hardware panels because they can easily be added to any network environment and up to 80 panels can be operated simultaneously with our Jaguar3 or Cougar3 routing system solutions.
Quadbox™ FIO-16 Series for sixteen channels of ASI/SD/HD/3G fiber/coax media conversion in 1RU: Converting a coaxial cable to a fiber optical connection is a relatively simple process that increases the distances allowed between high definition video equipment. Traditionally, high speed digital interfaces were limited to maximum distances of about 140m using coaxial cable – which greatly limited the flexibility of where equipment could be located or installed. Now, with PESA’s FIO-16 Series of coax-to-fiber and fiber-to-coax media converters, up to 16 channels of ASI/SDI/HD/3G can be extended using just 1RU of space. Each FIO-16 allows up to 16 coax connections to be converted to fiber optic cable and with a shared power distribution panel, users can opt to include single or redundant power. Additionally, each 1RU frame includes Ethernet connectivity for easy setup and equipment diagnostics. The FIO-16 modules include Cattrax network management software that can be installed on a Windows® PC and setup to manage the FIO-16, plus any other PESA equipment connected to the facility network. Two models are offered; the FIO-16-TX and FIO-16-RX. The FIO-16-TX accepts high definition video sources in coax up to 80m away and then converts the signal to a fiber optic transport that can extend signals up to 10km over singlemode fiber. The FIO-16-RX accepts fiber optic connections as far away as 10km over singlemode fiber cable and converts the signal to a coaxial transport that can be extended an additional 80m. When combined with one of PESA’s Cheetah Fiber Optic Routing Systems, the FIO Series provides an uncompromised end-to-end solution for long haul high definition video routing.


About PESA
As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.
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Contact Information
Dan Holland
VP, Product Marketing

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