PESA intros XD Photonic switcher at IBC

PESA Switching Systems is launching a photonic routing switcher integrated with a PESA routing control system at the IBC2004.

The XD can switch any signal format, including video signals of any definition, and deliver completely transparent connections between any of its input fibers and output fibers without converting light to electrical signals. The new fiber-optic routing switcher solution has been developed in partnership with Glimmerglass Networks.

Also new at IBC is PESA’s Premiere, a small, expandable routing switcher available in matrix sizes based on 8x4, 12x8, 16x8 and 16x16. Premiere can handle a variety of signal types including composite, Y/C, RGB, RGBHV, and stereo audio. Future releases will include SDI, HD-SDI and AES/EBU. Included in Premiere are RS-232, USB, Ethernet and PESA PRC connectivity, along with PESA Windows set-up software and a local control panel. In addition, the system is easily networked with auto-sensing configuration and can be controlled remotely on an IP network from anywhere in the world.

Pesa is also showing its Cat Paws, small-footprint video transmitter and receiver modules that allow distribution of high-resolution computer video signals over CAT-5/UTP twisted pair cables. Each module comes with an RJ-45 connector and an HD-15 connector for RGBHV sources and allows SXGA resolution (1280x1024) signals to be sent over CAT-5 cable as far as 450 ft.

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