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PESA Xstream Sets New Standard for Multi-Source Synchronized Presentations for IP Distribution

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, recently introduced PESA Xstream, a cost effective, comprehensive package for digital media capture, processing, distribution, and storage. Housed in a compact, 1 RU form factor, PESA Xstream simultaneously encodes up to five independent video sources and eight audio sources concurrently from live or recorded video for multi-path H.264 IP distribution over six independent video streams – with no sync or latency issues. PESA will demonstrate the new streaming media appliance at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.

PESA Xstream captures H.264 IP camera streams, NTSC/PAL or SDI video up to 1080p resolution, video playback, and even computer-based content such as PowerPoint slides, then prepares high-bandwidth MPEG-4/H.264 broadcast streams for enterprise distribution and archive. When multiple sources are captured simultaneously, the streams remain associated and synchronized during the event. Storage options include a PESA internal 2.5-inch SATA drive.

With five individually addressable video outputs as well as an integrated quad-view output, PESA Xstream allows operators to stream live content over IP while simultaneously transmitting live digital content to a quad-view display and/or full screen display. PESA Xstream can also synchronize discrete audio inputs to discrete video and IP video inputs, and offers adjustable audio delay.

PESA Xstream is an ideal solution for varied market applications, including court recording, rental and staging events, telemedicine, virtual classrooms, security and surveillance, and webcasting and remote production. An intuitive Web browser management and control interface provides complete remote capabilities, which can eliminate the need for on-site personnel to stream content to a production facility.

“Producing mixed format, multi-source presentations for IP distribution used to be a logistical nightmare,” said Howard Sutton, PESA executive chairman. “You had multiple vendors, multiple components, sync issues, too much cabling, and multiple management and control systems. PESA Xstream is so much more than a codec. In one box with integrated Web browser management and control, it handles everything – capture, scaling, sync, and more – which improves the viewing experience for your audiences and simplifies installation and operation. The purpose-built PESA Xstream sets a new standard in price and performance.”

PESA also provides access to its Application Programming Interface (API), allowing integrators to tailor applications to specific market segments. For example, PANAX develops video communication solutions for education, government, and healthcare. The company is a PESA Xstream Partner, and has developed its VTW 5080 Digital Media System solution for the education market based around the new appliance.

“I have never encountered a single device such as the PESA Xstream that can adapt to so many multiple video and audio standards, inputs and outputs, in one box,” said Paul Culbertson, vice president of PANAX. “It’s great to not have to use adapters to convert everything before it hits the unit. PESA Xstream provides configuration simplicity and the best streaming video I have seen. We are thrilled to introduce it to the education marketplace.”

“PESA Xstream is a game-changer,” added Malcolm Macallum, CTO of VIQ Solutions, Inc., another PESA Xstream Partner, which is incorporating the system into an end-to-end content management and distribution solution. “The unit simplifies the technology, yet provides a sophisticated combination of features and functions. No other device offers multiple HD video and audio capture from local and remote sources while eliminating associated latency at this price point.”

Pricing for PESA Xstream starts at $9,995 (United States and Canada). For more information, visit PESAXSTREAM.com or contact John T. Wright, senior vice president of sales and business development, at PESAXSTREAM@pesa.com.

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