Housed in the 2 RU openGear® chassis and managed by PESA’s Cattrax control software, the PBS holds up to 10 cards and is installed adjacent to traditional baseband routing hardware within a Cheetah
frame. PESA recently introduced two dual-channel H.264 encoding and decoding cards for streaming video. Both the C22-PBS, which supports RTSP and RTMP streams, and the C22-PBS-T, which supports MPEG transport streams, are based on the PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming appliance. In addition to the C22 and future PESA designed/manufactured cards, the new 9970-QS multiviewer card from Cobalt Digital can be incorporated into the Cheetah Flex.
Each C22 card can be configured as a two-port video encoder, two-port decoder, or include one of each. Two external audio sources can be synchronized to either or both video streams during an event. Plus, the C22s feature HDMI® I/O ports for encoding HDMI sources or local HDMI monitoring, along with an OLED displaying the IP address of the card for easy identification and configuration. PESA is also developing proprietary cards to handle signal conversion and scaling.
“Cheetah Flex is the cornerstone of our concept for integrated AV solutions,” explained John T. Wright, senior vice president of sales and business development. “We’ve added new features within our established Cheetah digital router product line, so one system can support video resolutions up to 4K as well as streaming video sources. At PESA, we have created a seamless and flexible solution for hybrid baseband and IP-based infrastructures, which is easily managed through our Cattrax control software.”
As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property.
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