Pesa builds on Cheetah platform with 4K switcher

Pesa will demonstrate its Cheetah 4K fibre optic routing switcher at InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, USA on stand 2958.

The product is built on the company’s Cheetah digital video routing platform and provides ultra-high definition video distribution up to 600m over multi-mode cable. 

Each 4K source is connected to an outboard easyPORT-4KX1F coax to fibre media converter that supports up to 12 Gbps per port over a single fibre to the router. 

The easyPORT-4KX1F accepts ultra-high resolution 4K video at 3840x2160 and 4096x2160. Each input port can also be configured individually to accept up to four independent 3G-SDI signals to be transported over a signal fibre cable.

Every 12 Gbps fibre output port from the router is connected to an external easyPORT-1FX4K fibre-to-coax media converter to provide four BNCs per 4K destination, which allows an additional 80m of coax extension. 

Both the easyPORT-4KX1F and easyPORT-1FX4K can be rack mounted with an optional 1 RU frame that holds up to four media converters, or the media converters can be installed with an optional mounting plate. 

The Cheetah 4K fibre optic router includes 12 Gbps input ports and output ports via standard SC style fibre connectors. 

Pesa’s  Cattrax network GUI or Cattraz Web network server software, using the company’s PERC2000 or PERC3000 system controller hardware, can be used to configure and control the router.

The company will also offer retrofit packages of the Cheetah 4K I/O system for existing 3G-SDI Cheetah systems. 

Once the control software is configured for 4K, the router system can run both 4K and 3G-SDI signals in parallel. 

Each easyPORT 4K media module includes Ethernet connectivity for control and configuration. Future I/O card upgrades will include audio embedding and de-embedding, as well as full compliance for future SMPTE interfaces on the roadmap for 2K/4K formats.