Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase its Series-C DRS small-scale companion audio router systems at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), which runs June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. Based on PESA's established DRS distributed audio signal processing technology, Series-C frames are available in two sizes, providing the same high-end features in a compact package.
The Series-C64 supports mono audio up to 64x64 and AES audio up to 32x32 in a 1 RU frame, while the Series-C128 supports mono audio up to 128x128 and AES audio up to 64x64 in 2 RU. Both sizes offer several models of audio routing connectivity solutions for analog and digital formats. Analog frames support both mono and stereo audio and are offered in either 6-pin pluggable or ELCO connector styles. Digital frames can support AES-110 in 6-pin pluggable or ELCO, while AES-75 is connected using a 75 Ohm BNC.
In addition to traditional I/O connections for mono, stereo, AES-110, and AES-75 signals, Series-C audio frames offer optional conversion capabilities allowing analog-to-digital, digital-to-analog, and digital-to-digital conversion. Both the Series-C64 and C128 offer analog audio input signals for mono or stereo that can be converted to AES outputs over 75 Ohm coax. Conversely, AES-75 coaxial inputs can be converted to either analog stereo or mono audio outputs. AES-110 digital audio inputs can be converted to AES-75 coaxial outputs.
Each DRS Series-C frame includes an on-board frame control/power supply module to operate as a secondary level in PESA's video frame small-scale system control hardware. Features include the ability to set gain, delay, L/R sum, L/R swap, and breakaway. Internal generator options include silence, sweep tone, white noise, or pink noise. Gain adjustments are done independently in 0.1dB increments on each input or output up to +/- 6dB. Audio delay is set independently on both inputs and outputs, with options to set the delay in restricted or unrestricted modes. Unrestricted allows adjustments up to 0.341 ms (>10 NTSC frames) on each input and output. Restricted mode provides up to 1.365 seconds (>40 NTSC frames) on a limited number of I/O.
Series-C frames feature front load, hot swappable card sets, and include space for an optional redundant frame control/power supply module. Plus, all Series-C units are compatible with PESA's Cattrax™ graphical user control interface, which supports comprehensive configuration, diagnostics, and monitoring of the full line of PESA router frames. The software, installed on a host PC running the Windows® operating system, communicates via an Ethernet port located on each router.
Designed to operate as companion audio routers to the Cougar or Jaguar video frames, Series-C DRS frames create a complete audio/video/control router configuration. The systems provide a full suite of signal management for production studios, editing suites, and compact live production vans.
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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Mark J. Pescatore
VP, Product Marketing