PESA satisfies European hunger for 4K with switcher launch

PESA has introduced the Cheetah 4K 16x16 routing switcher and retrofit UHDTV/4K expansion kits for Cheetah 3 Gbps systems.

The manufacturer released the products in response to the growing uptake of 4K and ultra-high definition production solutions in Europe.

PESA has built the 4K routing switcher on its Cheetah digital video routing platform and utilised easyPORT converter module technology.

The unit provides UHDTV1 video distribution up to 600m for 2160p50/60, 10-bit 4:2:2 SDI signals. The retrofit kits provide a plug-and-play upgrade solution for current 3G-SDI Cheetah routers.

It takes up 4 RU rack space and has hot swappable matrix and I/O cards, as well as internal power and control.

For mission critical, real-time on-air, and continuous operations, redundant power and control modules can be added without using additional rack space. 

The router is controlled through traditional RS-232/422 or Ethernet connections, and its built-in SNMP MIB simplifies integration to third-party network system management software.