Cheetah 128XE (128×256)

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DESCRIPTION: Cheetah 128XE (128×256)

The Cheetah 128XE Digital Video Router is the latest development in 3G-SDI technology for formats up to 1080p/60 and 3D Stereoscopic transports. Based on field proven Cheetah technology, the 128XE adds the latest in high definition technology with exceptional package density. To support the needs of additional outputs, this frame can be configured with twice as many outputs making it an attractive solution for mobile applications using extensive monitoring. Each frame supports two 128X128 matrix cards allowing basic square matrixes of 128X128 and up to 128X256 using two matrix cards.

The frame is based on a compact 11RU supporting input and output configurations in groups of 16 each. Additionally, the 128XE supports both fiber and coax IO offering extreme flexibility in cable management. Fiber sources can be connected directly to each frame, thus eliminating the need for fiber-to-copper conversion gear. All cards are hot-swappable with the matrix card, power supplies, and matrix control systems easily removed from the front of the chassis. The 128XE supports many 3rd party control protocols as well as the full featured PESA control system offered with the Cattrax system control software and the PERC2000 or PERC3000 System Controllers. The 128XE provides exceptional features at a price point for most any budget.

Features and Benefits

  • Small Frame Size – 128X256 in 11RU
  • SD/HD/3G Multi-rate from 143Mbps to 3.0Gbps
  • Digital video signals for SMPTE 259M, 292M, 372M, 424M
  • Matrix granularity – 128X128
  • I/O Modules in groups of 16
  • Optional CWDM MUX or DEMUX for 16 HD-SDI channels over one fiber cable
  • Optional Audio Embedder/De-embedder circuit included on I/O cards
  • Optional easySFP modules for NTSC/PAL to SD-SDI conversion
  • Optional easySFP modules for SD-SDI to NTSC/PAL conversion
  • Optional easySFP modules for HDMI output conversion
  • Optional Vidblox extenders allow DVI/VGA/RGB/RGBHV to SDI conversion
  • Front loading, hot-swappable matrix, power, control for 24/7 operations
  • Redundant power, control and matrix cards available
  • Available in coax or fiber I/O
  • Wide range of rack-mount and desktop control panels
  • Supports PESA router control and many 3rd party control systems
  • Lower power consumption

Flexible I/O connections – The Cheetah router includes a range of I/O cards that can support any broadcast standard including ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and 4K in either optical or copper formats. In addition, Cheetah can support fiber CWDM inputs and outputs with up to 16 HD-SDI channels over a single fiber cable.

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IntegratedAudio – The Cheetah router can be integrated with the DRS Audio system allowing users the flexibility to route embedded AES or discrete audio with any SDI/HD-SDI video stream. With the DRS compact audio router system and Cheetah MUX/DEMUX modules, users have the ability to reduce overall cost and power consumption. With DRS integrated audio modules, any audio input can be embedded to any video output.







Comprehensive Control Software– Cattrax™ is PESA’s Windows® based system control software application that allows any PC on a facility network to become a full-featured controller and status monitor for all PESA processing products in the facility. In addition to its controller and monitoring features, the Cattrax “Virtual Design” capability allows designers and installation engineers to design an entire system without having the actual hardware, thus making installation much quicker and easier. 

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Programmable Control PanelsSmart32
PESA’s Smart 32 is a pushbutton remote control panel for PESA  routing installations featuring 32 programmable, multi-color LCD pushbutton switches, a status monitor display screen and full Ethernet network connectivity.The panel provides up to 16 pages of key configurations for a total panel capacity of 512 programmable pushbuttons, each of which may be configured for virtually any data key or control key function.

PESA’s Touch 72 is a pushbutton remote control panel for PESA routing installations featuring 72 programmable, multi-color LCD pushbutton switches, a full color touch screen display and full Ethernet network connectivity. The panel provides up to 16 pages of key configurations for a total panel capacity of 1152 programmable pushbuttons, each of which may be configured for virtually any data key or control key function.
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