Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of professional audio and video connectivity, has customer service personnel at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Sochi, Russia, to support the setup and configuration of its router switcher system for the Winter Games.
The IBC features a Cheetah 864XR coax and fiber HD video routing switcher, which is an integral part of the system that provides live and pre-recorded video feeds for local distribution, as well as satellite feeds to the United States for re-broadcast. Designed for multi-format routing needs and supporting signals up to 1080p/60, the router is populated with 800x800 BNC and 64x64 fiber I/O in a 41 RU frame. The system also includes PESA’s UCI2000 controller card to allow third-party control.
Other PESA customers include the Korean Broadcast System, which will be using a system that is similar to its setup from the Summer Games in London in 2012, including two Cheetah digital video routers two DRS digital audio routers connected to the main IBC routing system.
“There are several of our customers in Sochi,” said Chuck Tillett, PESA president and COO. “For more than 25 years, PESA has provided equipment and service support to broadcasters at the Winter and Summer Games, and we are proud to once again be a part of this worldwide event.”
Designed to support 24/7 routing requirements, the Cheetah line of routing switchers offers high density designs with a flexible crosspoint architecture and wide range of frames and card configurations. All Cheetah frames feature hot-swappable modules for easier service as well as redundant, load-sharing power supplies and superior air flow design for higher reliability. DRS is a full-featured, 24 bit, 96 kHz distributed routing system for audio and time code signals. Based on high-speed multiplexing technology instead of a crosspoint matrix array, DRS requires less complex wiring and fewer cables, which reduces installation and maintenance costs.
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.
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