Cheetah 64XE (64×128)

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DESCRIPTION: Cheetah 64XE (64×128)

In many applications there is a need to support more outputs than inputs. The 64XE Series was designed with the flexibility to support additional outputs. In just 6RU, this frame can be configured to support up to 64X128. Frames can start with one matrix card installed to support up to 64X64 and then expanded to 64X128 with a second matrix card installed. The 64XE frame is perfect for applications where signals need to be linked to a multi-viewer or multiple destinations simultaneously. Customized output configurations can be setup easily using PESA’s PERC2000 or PERC3000 System Controllers and the Cattrax control software. Additionally, the 64XE 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.

Input and output cards are available for fiber, coax, and CWDM applications and can be mixed in groups of 16 input or output channels. Signal formats supported include DVB/ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and serial data streams from 270Mbps up to 3Gbps. Additionally, signal formats for DVI, VGA, RGsB, RGBHV and YPbPr are handled with our external Vidblox transmitter and receiver modules. Other features include muxing and de-muxing cards supporting 16 HD-SDI channels over a single CWDM fiber cable and full integration of embedding and de-embedding of audio signals with 16 channel plug-in I/O card sets. With PESA’s easyPORT SFP modules fiber-cage input cards can be adapted for NTSC/PAL to SD-SDI and fiber-cage output cards can be adapted for SD-SDI to NTSC/PAL.


  • Small Frame Size – 64X128 in 6RU
  • SD/HD/3G Multi-rate from 143Mbps to 3.0Gbps
  • Digital video signals for SMPTE 259M, 292M, 372M, 424M
  • Matrix granularity – 64X64 ( two cards for 64X128 setup)
  • 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
  • Optional Watchdog Matrix operations for redundant XPT cross-over
  • 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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