Game Creek covers NBA Finals with PESA routing systems

The routing system provides redundant power, redundant control and two outputs per bus
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Game Creek's trucks and their "B" units were on site for almost 45 days, providing complete coverage of post-season games at San Antonio's SBC Center.

Game Creek Video used two PESA Cheetah-equipped HD trucks, Patriot and Yankee Clipper, for broadcast of NBA playoff games, including the seventh and final game between the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs last month.

Some of Game Creek's trucks and their "B" units were on site for almost 45 days, providing complete coverage of post-season games at San Antonio's SBC Center. Patriot and Patriot B provided primary HD feeds for Game Creek’s NBA playoff coverage, while Yankee Clipper and SD mobile unit Discovery — also equipped with a PESA router — supported a variety of other NBA programs.

The Cheetah systems installed in Patriot and Yankee Clipper are mounted in 128x128 frames, populated with HD cards, and feature 64 outputs with HD-to-SD downconversion. Each routing system handles SDI and HDTV signals, as well as other non-standard digital signals in one frame, which also provides redundant power, redundant control and two outputs per bus. A Cheetah SD analog 256x256 router is used for routing analog sources throughout each truck.

PESA's 3500PRO series system controller provides a Windows-based user interface to the company's routing switcher control products. The system is capable of rapid configuration in multiformat signal distribution and router control switching in the mobile production environment.

For more information, visit www.gamecreekvideo.com and www.pesa.com.

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