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NAB 2012: PESA demonstrates 3G-SDI fibre routing switcher

20 April 2012
NAB 2012: PESA demonstrates 3G-SDI fibre routing switcher

PESA, a US-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, displayed a new concept in fibre optic backplane design that uses MiniCube Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) transmitter technology from Advanced Fiber Products. “Our MFP video transceiver works with existing infrastructures, but it uses about half the space and up to 40% less power than traditional video optical transceivers,” explained Mark Benton, general manager, Advanced Fiber Products. “As a result, it helps to create a very dense backplane offering pluggable modules, such as what you can find on the Jaguar 3. PESA has shown a lot of interest in this technology, and we appreciate working with them on this first MiniCube video router application.” The Jaguar 3 can route all SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals, plus it supports embedded audio and other ancillary data for SDI, HD-SDI, and DVB/ASI broadcast sources. For digital cinema, the Jaguar can easily be configured to support SMPTE S372 for dual-link HD-SDI. With the MFP optional fibre backplane, HD signals can be transmitted up to 10Km. Data rates from 50 Mbps up to 3 Gbps are supported. All inputs are auto-equalised, while outputs are auto-sensed and re-clocked to the appropriate transport stream. For non-standard formats, re-clockers can be bypassed to allow any data rate up to 3 Gbps. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of sync using either black burst or tri-level sync source. The compact frame design features front load, hot-swappable card sets and includes slots for optional redundant power supply/control modules. The routing switcher frame can be configured to support a variety of control interfaces, including Ethernet, RS-232, or PESA’s PERC2000 control system. The Jaguar 3 includes PESA’s user-friendly CATTRAX software, which provides a simple interface for diagnostics, setup, and switching. With CATTRAX, multiple users can operate the Jaguar control system from anywhere on the network. For pushbutton control, the Jaguar offers three styles of local or remote panels. “Advanced Fiber Products has pioneered the next-generation fibre solution for flexible switching systems,” said Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “The new MFP concept capitalises on a miniature form factor technology that allows PESA to deliver the best possible video performance for fibre optic routing. As a result, long distance routing for high-end, high-speed video distribution is available in a more compact solution for military, government, production facilities, and sporting venues.” SL9615

 

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