02.25.2003 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
PESA to demo compact multiformat router at NAB

PESA Switching Systems, a provider of analog and digital video and audio signal management broadcast equipment, will introduce at NAB a new Ocelot small-scale, high-definition router capable of multi-format digital (SDI and HD-SDI).

As a complement to the HD-SDI Ocelot multi-rate router, the Ocelot AES/EBU digital audio card now comes in both 75 ohm and 110 ohm versions.

The Ocelot's multi-rate matrix card architecture handles bit-rates from 3 Mb/s to 1.5 Gb/s, and reclocks at both SMPTE 259M and 292M rates. Ocelot’s compact design is recommend for mobile trucks as well as field or studio applications. Also, as a complement to the HD-SDI Ocelot multi-rate router, the Ocelot AES/EBU digital audio card now comes in both 75 ohm and 110 ohm versions.

At NAB2003, PESA will also show the popular Cheetah 448X Flexi-Frame. The 27 RU 448X Flexi-Frame supports SDI, HD-SDI, and non-standard digital signals simultaneously. The Cheetah 448X Flexi-Frame is capable of housing analog video and AES 75 ohm signals with an optional analog matrix and I/O combination. Both analog and digital signals can co-exist in the same frame.

By utilizing the same 64x64 matrix crosspoint card for both SD and HD signals, the Cheetah 448X provides an economical upgrade path to HD for installations that now require SD. I/O resizing is accomplished through the configurable internal backplanes in order to meet today’s non-traditional rectangular matrix requirements such as 512x256, 320x384 and 256x448.

Also new is a HD to SDI output downconverter card that serves as a piggyback option for PESA’s Cheetah family of digital routing switchers. Developed to down convert HD-SDI input signals to SDI outputs, each output can be configured for either 16:9 or 4:3 format.

For standard 4:3, each output, either letterbox or cropping, can be selected. SDI data rates reclock at standard SMPTE 259M while non-standard data rates from 3Mb/s to 540Mb/s are also accepted.

For more information visit www.pesa.com.

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