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PESA Demos 4K Routing Switcher
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ESA provided a technology
demonstration of its latest
Cheetah 4K 16x16 fibre-optic
routing switcher and debuted its
Vidblox 2K dual link extenders at
NAB.
Based on the Cheetah digital
video routing platform, PESA’s 4K
routing switcher will provide data
transport up to 600 metres over
multi-mode cable.
With outboard fibre-to-coax media
converters supporting up to 12 Gbps
per port, the new router supports
3840x2160 and 4096x2160 4K
resolutions, or four independent
3G-SDI signals at 1080p/60.
Housed in a 4RU chassis, the
compact Cheetah 4K 16x16 allows
internal control for Ethernet or
traditional RS-232/422 control,
and it also supports redundant
power and control.
The new router can be configured
and controlled via PESA’s intuitive
Cattrax network GUI or optional
Cattrax Web network server software.
Each fibre-to-coax media converter
includes a single SC fibre connection
and four BNC connections, which
allows quick connections to 4K
cameras and monitors. An additional
80 metres over coax can be achieved

from the converter to the source or
destination device.
“With the rapid pace of new 4K
cameras and displays coming to
market, it’s the perfect time to
demonstrate our next generation
4K fibre routing switcher based on a
single 12Gbps fibre transport,” said
Chuck Tillett, President and COO
of PESA. “4K is fast becoming the
new HD, and PESA has engineered
a routing solution that is simple
to configure and supports dataintensive 4K workflows.”
PESA will offer retrofit packages
of the Cheetah 4K I/O system for
existing 3G-SDI Cheetah systems.
The new 4K cards fit in the same
I/O slots. Once the control software
is configured for 4K, the router
system can run both 4K and 3G-SDI
solutions in parallel.
Each 4K media module includes
network connectivity for control
and configuration, which makes
it easy to pre-configure the router
to alternatively accept individual
3G-SDI, 2K, and other SMPTEcompliant formats.
Cheetah 4K routing switchers
can support frame sizes as large as
144x144 in 27 RU.
Future I/O card upgrades will

PESA’s 4K routing
switcher will provide data
transport over multi-mode cable

include audio embedding and
de-embedding, as well as full
compliance for future SMPTE
interfaces on the roadmap for
2K/4K formats.
PESA also announced its Vidblox
2K dual link extenders, which
transport 2K video over coax and/
or fibre. Vidblox 2K units extend
high-resolution, computer-based
content to or from broadcast serial
digital equipment.
Each Vidblox 2K transmitter (TX)
and receiver (RX) pair supports
coax, fibre, or both copper/fibre
connectivity, which can be used to
cost effectively distribute multiple 2K

video signals simultaneously. Video
resolutions up to 2560x1600@60Hz
are supported via a DVI-D dual link
connector, with analogue stereo
embedded in the video transport.
For added value, Vidblox 2K
modules can be combined with
PESA’s full line of 3G-SDI routing
switchers for 2K distribution and
switching systems up to 288x288.
On the local TX module, a looping
DVI-D output allows quick
monitoring status to check video
content and image quality, and each
Vidblox 2K can be networked for
remote control using PESA’s Cattrax
network control software.

Facilis Augments End-to-End Creative Workflows
t NAB, Facilis showcased its
TerraBlock shared storage and
SyncBlock archiving solutions on
several partner stands and with
popular tools from Cinedeck,
Empress and axle Video.
Each new qualification brings
post-production and content
creation professionals the option
to expand their ingest, storage,

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archiving and asset management
capabilities with production-proven
solutions that cater to a wide range
of facilities – from boutique to midsize and larger creative shops.
“No shop or facility is alike; each
requires its own unique workflow,”
said James McKenna, Vice President
of Marketing for Facilis. “Qualifying
TerraBlock for such a diverse range
of solutions is an example of our
commitment to meeting
the needs of each
professional.

Facilis TerraBlock 24D –
multi-platform shared file system

TerraBlock is a flexible, powerful
solution for any post-production
and content creation environment
, from the five-man shop to a global
broadcast facility.”
Cinedeck’s MX multi-channel
ingest platform supplies the
virtual facility with constant media
assets from several concurrent
inputs. Now qualified as a 10Gb
connected client to Facilis’ Shared
File System, facilities can access
up to 4:4:4 10bit HD direct ingest
with real-time proxy generation for
up to four channels concurrently. A
live ingest workflow with TerraBlock
was on display.
Empress showcased its eMAM
3.3 and a TerraBlock workflow.
Enterprise asset management
provider Empress has qualified
Facilis’ TerraBlock and Shared File
System as supported storage for its
eMAM 3.3 digital asset management
system. The new version of eMAM
features integration of Adobe
products directly in the MAM
interface and was shown with
the Facilis TerraBlock in a shared
workflow with Adobe Prelude and
Adobe Premiere Pro during NAB.

TerraBlock provides shared storage
for post-production

axle Video has made its radically
simple, affordable MAM (Media
Asset Management) software
compatible with Facilis SyncBlock to
facilitate easier archive management.
The software delivers search and
playback of proxy assets even
after data has been moved from
Tier 1 storage. Post-production and
content creation professionals can
now quickly track every asset placed
into an archive, complete a search
and find it.


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InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
InAUDIO: Clear-Com’s Eclipse - Pico for Ktv
InSTUDIO: Cartoni Debuts Magnum & Jibo & Nabshow 2013
InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
InFILE: Simplifying Alpha Network’s Ott and Iptv Delivery - Harmonic
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
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