Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, is showcasing a number of new products for a variety of AV applications at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), which runs June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. Its new offerings address a number of expanding market needs, including 4K routing, 2K and HDMI signal distribution, and multi-source H.264 encoding and IP distribution.
“InfoComm is an important show for PESA, because it gives us an opportunity to meet with AV professionals who need solutions for an incredible variety of projects in so many different markets,”explained Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “AV use continues to grow in education, house of worship, corporate, and so many other areas – and the bar continues to be raised for image resolution. Our new products are designed to handle high-end signal distribution easily and affordably.”
Housed in a compact, 1 RU form factor, the affordable PESA Xstream sets the new standard for mixed format, multi-source presentations for multi-path H.264 IP distribution. It simultaneously encodes up to five independent video sources (anything from 1080p video to computer-based content like PowerPoint slides) and eight audio sources concurrently from live or recorded video, with minimal sync or latency issues. When multiple sources are captured simultaneously, the streams remain associated and synchronized during the event. Then, with five individually addressable H.264 video and AAC audio streams, PESA Xstream allows operators to stream live content over IP while simultaneously monitoring live digital content via a quad-view display and/or full screen display.
PESA’s Series-C DRS small-scale companion audio router systems are designed as companion audio routers to Cougar3 or Jaguar3 video frames. The new Series-C64 supports mono audio up to 64×64 and AES audio up to 32×32 in a 1 RU frame, while the Series-C128 supports mono up to 128×128 and AES up to 64×64 in 2 RU. Analog frames support both mono and stereo and are offered in either 6-pin pluggable or ELCO connector styles. Digital frames can support AES-110 in 6-pin pluggable or ELCO, while AES-75 can be connected using 75 Ohm BNC, 6-pin pluggable or ELCO style connectors. Series-C audio frames offer optional conversion frames allowing analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog, and digital-to-digital conversion.
Four new easyPORT™ compact switching throw-down boxes support HDMI signal distribution. The EASY-2HX4B distributes or switches two HDMI inputs to four independent SDI video sources, while the companion EASY-4BX2H converts and switches up to four SDI video input feeds to two different HDMI video displays. Offered with coaxial 75 Ohm connections, the EASY-2HX4B and EASY-4BX2H can be extended up to 80m away using typical RG-6/U coax. The EASY-2HX4F and EASY-4FX2H fiber versions offer standard LC-type SFP pluggable modules, with support for distances up to 600m over multi-mode or 10km over single-mode fiber.
Built to address the growing 4K market, the new Cheetah 4K fiber optic routing switcher provides ultra-high definition video distribution up to 600m over multi-mode cable. Each 4K source is connected to an outboard easyPORT-4KX1F coax to fiber media converter that supports up to 12 Gbps per port over a single fiber to the router – and can accept 4K video at 3840×2160 and/or 4096×2160. Each input port can also be configured individually to accept up to four independent 3G-SDI signals to be transported over a signal fiber cable. Housed in only 4 RU, the compact Cheetah 4K router includes internal control for Ethernet or traditional RS-232/422 control, hot swappable matrix and I/O cards, redundant power and control, and SNMP support for third-party, high-end network management systems.
The new series of Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders provide an ideal long distance, multi-path solution for distributing ultra high-resolution graphics in production studios and command and control environments. Each Vidblox 2K transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) pair supports coax, fiber, or both copper/fiber connectivity, which can be used to cost effectively distribute multiple 2K video signals simultaneously in a point-to-point configuration or distributed using PESA’s 3G-SDI serial digital routing equipment. Video resolutions up to 2560×1600@60Hz are supported via a DVI-D dual link connector, with analog stereo embedded in the video transport.
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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Mark J. Pescatore
VP, Product Marketing