Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, showcased its new HDcctv 16×16 matrix switch last month at ISC West 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev. The world’s first HDcctv-compliant matrix switch, it was the focal point of a technology demonstration conducted by the HDcctv Alliance®.
During the demonstration, PESA’s HDcctv 16×16 was connected via HD-SDI to cameras and DVRs from several manufacturers. Attendees were then able to select a DVR input and show any HDcctv camera source – with no signal delays or adjustments.
“The HDcctv Gallery at ISC West presented the highest-quality HD surveillance interoperability demonstration in history, facilitated by PESA’s HDcctv-compliant matrix,” said Todd E. Rockoff, Ph.D., executive director, HDcctv Alliance. “Exhibiting zero-latency viewing and seamless operation among a variety of manufacturers’ cameras and DVRs, the ISC West interoperability demonstration introduced hundreds of people to the quality of HDcctv equipment.
“What makes the result even more impressive, and which bodes well for the rapid adoption of HDcctv equipment in the surveillance industry, is that it was achieved without any fussing or custom adjustment of any of the cameras or DVRs,” Rockoff continued. “HDcctv products are truly plug and play, and makers of HDcctv-compliant products can guarantee electrical performance and 100 percent multi-vendor interoperability, even across versions of the standard.”
Founded in 2009, the nonprofit HDcctv Alliance develops and manages the technical interface specification for HDcctv, which was developed from broadcast industry standards and specialized for surveillance needs. The industry association promotes the adoption of HDcctv-compliant products and provides education for equipment manufacturers and their customers.
“We were proud to be part of the technology demonstration at ISC West,” said Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “As the security industry continues to move toward high definition video surveillance solutions, it’s more important than ever to foster interoperability between equipment from different manufacturers. With the world’s first HDcctv-compliant matrix switch, PESA has taken an important step toward advancing this important specification.”
Designed specifically for HD video over coax, the HDcctv 16×16 features a compact 1 RU enclosure, local or remote network control options, and a redundant power supply and control card option. With a single RG-59 coax cable for each port, users can connect up to 16 HDcctv-compliant video cameras to the PESA HDcctv matrix switch and output up to 16 individual coax connections for HDcctv DVR or display devices. With the 1.5 Gbps enabled transport for each port, video resolutions for 720p and 1080p are evenly distributed without compression.
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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