Cougar-32X32 -Digital Routing Switcher

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PART NUMBER: CG3G-3232-BNC 3G-SDI 32×32 Video Routing Switcher
PART NUMBER: CG3G-1616-BNC 3G-SDI 16×16 Video Routing Switcher

The Cougar 3 provides a reliable and highly effective method of switching SDI equipment
PESA’s Cougar 3 routing switcher combines exceptional resilience with cost, space and power efficiency; in part to our highly effective method of packaging a professional grade router solution is just a 1 RU space. The Cougar 3 matrix provides a simple, reliable, and highly effective method of streamlining any installation using multiple sources and outputs. Each 3G-SDI source is accessible at all times from any location using an optional front-panel pushbutton panel or by using the PESA software GUI for network control and switching commands. This product supports redundant power supplies for worry-free 24/7 operation.

An Affordable routing switcher solution for small to mid-sized digital video distribution
Simplify the process of routing by connecting all the equipment in your facility to a single broadcast grade routing switcher that features 16 inputs and 16 outputs for auto-switching SD, HD, and 3G-SDI, all in a compact rack mount chassis. The PRO-3GSDI-1616 supports redundant internal power supply, redundant control, network capabilities, and the option for either a local or remote pushbutton control panel.

Direct rear panel connections eliminate the worry about future expansion
Creative designers, editors and graphic artists understand the need to plan for future growth in source connections. The cost-per-port provides a great way to plan for system growth- even when less than 32×32 is needed.  For systems using less than 32 inputs or outputs, SDI cabling can be pre-installed and then new connection activated on your schedule. Large production and broadcast facilities understand the advantages of this flexible option and now with the Cougar 3, everyone can easily plan for future expansion.

A routing system tailored around the latest technology for 3G-SDI distribution
The Cougar 3 is based on advanced 3G-SDI technology allowing users the most professional access to true SMPTE compliant broadcast solutions today. All Cougar 3 Routers include SDI reclocking to keep a perfect video signal with longer cable runs. Backed by PESA’s reputation of nearly forty years of true broadcast experience, these routers support internal redundant power supplies, power fail protection and hot cross-over software for redundant control when needed in mission critical applications.

Includes High Quality SDI Equalizers and Reclockers up to 3Gb/s
To ensure no-glitch video on longer distance cables, each Cougar 3 includes equalizers on each input and reclockers on every output. With SDI equalizers, your cameras, DVR’s or high definition video sources can be installed on longer distance cables without the worry of serious signal degradation. On each output, reclockers allow signals to be re-generated at the appropriate data rate for SMPTE compliant SDI-SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI.  With reclocking at 3Gb/s, high performance video signals such as  HD or 2K in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 can be connected.

Custom network management software included at no additional cost
If you are looking for the most cost effective options for router control, then the Cougar 3 small scale control system is your best option.  Each Cougar 3 includes the easy-to-use CATTRAX control software which allows users to setup physical X/Y pushbutton control panels, custom on-screen user panels, or routing capabilities directly from a PC desktop through an intuitive cell-based GUI.

CATTRAX installs on any PC and connects via Ethernet to the Cougar 3. Any computer on the local network with CATTRAX software loaded can access the router. When activated, the software allows users to configure the system, setup control panels, diagnose problems, and monitor health of the total system.

When you want the best in an XY control, then PNET soft panels looks fantastic when installed on a dedicated all in one computer with touch screen such as a HP TouchSmart. With a touch screen computer all routing can be done by pressing buttons directly on screen.

Easy to share SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI Signals Simultaneously
PESA’s Cougar 3 makes it easy to run SD/HD/3G equipment simultaneously. The router can auto detect a SMPTE compliant input and pass it through the switch fabric unchanged. Each output can status the signal format and auto adjust the reclocking output to match. For signal output formats that cannot be detected, the router automatically sets the output to by-pass mode.

Flexible and Attractive Router Control Panels
When you want total flexibility in router control connections, then the PNET panel is for you. Each PNET panel has pushbuttons for every input source and output destination. Simply select the output destination desired and then select which input source you want to connect.  You can change every source and destination assigned to the panel as well as set a local lock to prevent others from making switch commands. Each PNET panel includes a looping Ethernet port to loop several control panels over a signal bus. Each PNET panel uses standard Ethernet networking to simply plug into the existing computer network.

PESA’s PNET Router control panels are designed to fit in the tightest locations. Communication to the control panel is via an RJ-45 connector and can be located directly on the front of the router or remotely up to 300 feet away. Each panel is less than 2 inches deep and can easily be mounted in a 1RU rack space.  You get attractive relengendable buttons that are illuminated by LEDs for bright and clear display.


  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Compact 1RU frame size with internal power supply
  • Front panel control buttons for local switching (option)
  • Ethernet interface for remote control via network control software
  • Optional dual power supply for worry-free 24/7 operations
  • Front load, hot swap matrix and control cards
  • Rack mountable
  • Backward compatible with SDI and HD-SDI signals
  • Auto-equalization on all inputs
  • Auto-reclocking on all outputs
  • Coaxial inputs up to 100m over RG-59
  • Low power consumption
  • Supports DVI and VGA with optional Vidblox Extender modules

High Density Cable Management
Each PESA 32×32 Routing Switcher supports up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs of SDI video in only 1RU.

Fault-tolerant design
designed for 24/7 worry-free operations with options supporting redundant power supplies and control system.

Size, weight, & power
Compact size allows maximum connections in the smallest amount  of space while weighing less than 12lbs and consuming less than 150 watts

Powerful Router Control
Designed to grow with your needs, the PESA control system offers a full complement of user interface options with an easy-to-use GUI, software control panels, and full featured Ethernet pushbutton panels

High Definition Performance
Superior performance over coax cable lets you fully exploit cost-effective cabling without degrading video quality

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