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AV Router Switcher offers internal power, pushbutton control.

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June 6, 2012 - Suited for small- to mid-sized video switching environments, PRO-3GSDI-1616 supports SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals as well as embedded audio and other ancillary data required for HD-SDI and DVB/ASI sources. Models with -C and -PB suffix include local pushbutton control panel, internal power supply, and support for multiple remote control panels via Ethernet interface. Switchers support standard data rates from 50 Mbps to 3 Gbps and video transports up to 1080p/60.

PESA Industries, Inc.

103 Quality Circle, Huntsville, AL, 35806, USA

Original Press Release

New PESA PRO AV Router Switcher Offers Internal Power, Optional Pushbutton Control

Press release date: May 23, 2012

Huntsville, Alabama - PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, recently expanded its PESA PRO line of professional AV routers with the new PRO-3GSDI-1616 Routing Switcher. It supports all common SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals, as well as embedded audio and other ancillary data required for HD-SDI and DVB/ASI sources. The new router will be featured at InfoComm 2012 (Booth N1327), which runs June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Positioned at a more competitive price point, the PESA PRO line includes several new features that make it attractive for small to mid-sized video switching environments. The product line is ideal for SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI switching applications in digital cinema, telemedicine, O&P, high-end presentation rooms, satellite imaging, military command centers, and simulation/visualization environments.

Two models are available: the PRO-3GSDI-1616-C and the PRO-3GSDI-1616-PB, which includes a local pushbutton control panel. Both models feature an internal power supply and can have multiple remote control panels added via an Ethernet interface.

The PRO-3GSDI-1616 supports standard data rates from 50Mbps to 3Gbps and video transports up to 1080p/60. All inputs are auto-equalized. For digital cinema high definition video distribution requirements, it can be configured to switch SMPTE 372M dual-link HD-SDI in configurations up to 8x8.

With standard SMPTE formatted outputs, each signal is auto-sensed and re-clocked to the appropriate transport stream. Signals can be re-clocked up to 100m for 1080p/60. For non-standard formats, re-clocking circuitry can be set to bypass mode. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of genlock from a black burst or tri-level sync source.

The PRO-3GSDI-1616's compact 1 RU frame design features front load, hot swappable card sets, and includes space for an optional redundant power supply and controller module. It is also compatible with PESA's Cattrax(TM) graphical user control interface, which supports comprehensive configuration, diagnostics, and monitoring of the full line of PESA router frames. The software is installed on a host PC running the Windows® operating system and communicates via an Ethernet port located on each router.

The PRO-3GSDI-1616 has an MSRP of $5,995 and is available now.

About PESA As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products - from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders - each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

Press Contact Mark J. Pescatore Pipeline Communications 561-531-3106 mark@pipecomm.com

Company Contact Dan Holland VP, Product Marketing 256-726-9200 dholland@pesa.com

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