Pesa Delivers New Cheetah 4K Routing, Retrofit Kits
Routers can be configured and controlled via Cattrax network GUI or Cattrax Web network server software
June 27, 2014
ALA.— Pesa announced its new
Cheetah 4K routing solutions. Built to manage the expanded bandwidth requirements
of 4K signals, new routers are available in multiple configurations, while retrofit
kits provide a simple plug-and-play upgrade solution for current 3G-SDI Cheetah
Built on Pesa’s
Cheetah digital video routing platform and easyPORT converter module technology,
each I/O card includes four SC-style fiber CWDM connections carrying up to 12 Gbps
(4xSDI) for each port. An outboard easyPORT module converts the signals from each
CWDM port on the router back to conventional HD/3G-SDI video lines. Both UHDTV (3840x2160)
and DCI (4096x2160) are supported, and the router can mix and match between 4K CWDM
and traditional copper or fiber I/O in the frame.
The 4K I/O card
is a direct drop-in replacement for the standard 16-channel HD/3G-SDI card found
in current Cheetah frames. Any size Cheetah 3G-SDI routing switcher can be retrofitted
with the new Cheetah 4K I/O card system by replacing any existing 16-channel I/O
card set and reconfiguring the software to accept the new 4K cards. Once the control
software is configured for 4K, the router system can run both 4K and 3G-SDI signals
With the built-in
crosspoint switch circuit on each easyPORT module, users can send four independent
SD/HD/3G-SDI signals over a single wire interface, and can extend coax I/O an additional
260 feet using the built-in equalizing and reclocking circuits in each easyPORT.
The easyPORTs can be rack mounted with an optional 1 RU frame that holds up to four
media converters or installed with an optional under-the-table mounting plate.
and control modules can be added without using additional rack space. The Cheetah
router is controlled through traditional RS-232/422 or Ethernet connections, and
its built-in SNMP MIB simplifies integration to third-party network system management
software. With hot swappable matrix and I/O cards, as well as internal power and
control, the need for additional power and external cabling is virtually eliminated.
Cheetah 4K routers can be configured and controlled via Pesa’s Cattrax
network GUI or optional Cattrax Web network server software using PESA’s powerful
PERC2000 or PERC3000 system controller hardware.