SL-3G (TX) & 3G-SL (RX)

Transmitter and Receiver modules for transport media conversion, resolution scaling, format conversion, and media extension solutions in production, PRO-A/V and broadcast applications.

VidBlox SL-3G and 3G-SL

Overview

PESA’s Vidblox series offers perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of DVI computer video images up to 1920X1200; including 1080p/60. Vidblox includes EDID emulation coding and internal test patterns.

As one of the most compact packages available, the Vidblox can be used as a stand-alone module just about anywhere or can be securely mounted with  an available under-the-table mounting bracket or a  2RU extender frame that holds up to four modules and includes an integrated power supply for all modules.

SL-3G (Transmitter – TX)

PESA’s Vidblox SL-3G DVI Fiber Optic Extender transmits DVI or Computer Video signals over fiber or coax cable with the performance characteristics of high definition digital video; based on industry standard SMPTE transports for HD/3G-SDI.  

The Vidblox SL-3G is perfect for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of high resolution video over fiber or coax cable. With the ability to output a SMPTE compliant format, the SL-3G can be integrated into any  routing system allowing simple integration of DVI or VGA signals alongside traditional 3G-SDI.

The SL-3G module, when used in conjunction with the 3G-SL receiver modules, can be setup as an additional transport layer to any 3G-SDI routing system.

3G-SL (Receiver – RX)

PESA’s Vidblox 3G-SL Fiber and Coax Scaler/Receiver unit accepts an input of HD/3G video and converts it to single link DVI or VGA. HD/3G video signals are connected to the inputs and DVI/VGA devices are connected to the output. When a high definition SMPTE ST 292 or SMPTE ST 424 formatted input signal is connected, the built-in scaler technology allows proper formatting of the video output signal for use by the destination device.

Offering both coax and fiber inputs in the same module, the 3G-SL opens up a wide range of capabilities for mission critical redundancy or system backup requirements. With the optional fiber ports activated, systems can be setup to receive long haul video transports from well over 10km away and with the parallel coax inputs, local sources can be connected from distances as far as 80m away.

Features

  • Input/output resolution up to 1920X1200@60Hz (WUXGA)
  • SMPTE compliant
  • Allows both single-mode and multimode fiber in the same module
  • Full set of LED indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Auto memory – module remembers last know setup
  • EDID emulation mode
  • 10/100 network interface (control software optional)
  • Rack mount and under-the-table mounting brackets available
  • Redundant power available with 2RU extender frame

Series Models

Vidblox SL-3G (TX)

Offering both coax and fiber inputs in the same SL-3G module opens up a wide range of capabilities for mission critical redundancy or system backup requirements. With the optional fiber ports activated, systems can be setup for long haul video transports well over 10km; and with the parallel coax outputs, local displays can be supported at distances as far as 80m away.

Transmission over fiber is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, therefore, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments.

The SL- 3G supports both single-mode and multimode fiber cabling with an optional duplex SFP pluggable fiber module. Each port supports output data rates up to 1080p/60. Additionally, each SL-3G comes with two BNC ports allowing two additional HD/3G output ports. With a total of four output ports, the SL-3G can be configured to support up to four displays per input.

The SL-3G accepts unbalanced stereo audio and embeds the signal for transport over the SMPTE output transport stream. In addition to DVI and VGA inputs, each SL-3G can be configured to accept other component video inputs such as RGsB, RGBS, and RGBHV where sync levels are different than traditional VGA. Each SL-3G can be used in conjunction with all PESA 3G-SDI routers and distribution gear.

Features

  • Extend DVI-I and stereo audio over a single fiber up to 10Km with SM cables
  • Extend DVI-I and stereo audio over a coax cable up to 80m
  • Accepts inputs up to 1920X1200@60Hz (WUXGA)
  • SMPTE compliant transports provide perfect pixel-for-pixel performance
  • Selectable outputs of ST-259, ST-292 or ST-424 broadcast standard video formats
  • Allows up to four 720p/1080i/1080p outputs per module
  • Allows both single-mode and multimode fiber in the same module
  • Full set of LED indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Alarm notifications via software interface
  • Auto memory – module remembers last know setup
  • EDID emulation mode
  • User configurable resolution setup
  • 12 internal test patterns for testing and calibration
  • Analog video H&V pixel adjustments
  • Analog video phase adjustments
  • Audio gain adjustments and muting
  • Rack mount and under-the-table mounting brackets available
  • 10/100 network interface (control software optional)
  • Redundant power available with 2RU extender frame

Vidblox 3G-SL (RX)

Transmission over fiber is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, therefore, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments.

The 3G-SL supports both single-mode and multimode fiber cabling with an optional duplex SFP pluggable fiber input module. Each port supports input data rates up to 1080p/60. Additionally, each 3G-SL module comes standard with two BNC ports allowing two additional 1080p/60 input ports. With a total of four input ports, the 3G-DL can be configured to select any one of up to four incoming signals. Primary and secondary sources can be pre-set via the Cattrax setup program or auto-detected.

The 3G-SL de-embeds auxiliary audio to an unbalanced stereo audio output. Also included on the input transport video from a 3G-SL transmitter is resolution-format data allowing each unit to properly communicate the specific resolution and format of the data received. Each 3G-SL can be controlled and configured using the local USB port; or using the optional Cattrax software, up to 1024 modules can be managed or monitored over a network connection. A wide range of adjustments and calibration features are available with Cattrax allowing output scaling, progressive to interlace conversion, test pattern setup, audio muting, and a large array of signal measurements for fiber and coax inputs.

In addition to DVI and VGA, each 3G-SL can be set up to output other component video inputs such as RGsB, RGBS, and RGBHV where sync levels are different than traditional VGA. Each 3G-SL can be used in conjunction with all PESA 3G-SDI routers and distribution gear.

Features

  • User-selectable input from up to four SD/HD/3G high definition video sources
  • Allows up to two fiber and two coax inputs per unit
  • Output resolution up to 1920X1200@60Hz (WUXGA)
  • Supports both single-mode or multimode fiber inputs in the same unit
  • Converts SD/HD/3G to DVI, VGA, RGB, RGBHV
  • Accepts 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p inputs
  • Compliant with SMPTE ST-259-C, 292, 424
  • Full set of LED indicators for monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Auto memory – module remembers last know setup
  • EDID emulation mode
  • 10/100 Network Connection
  • “Auto-black” configuration to keep hot-plug detect active during switch away mode
  • Rack mount and under-the-table mounting brackets available
  • Redundant power available with 2RU extender frame

Specs & Ordering Info

SPECS

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ORDERING INFO
SL-3G (TX)
VIDBLOX-SL-3G-C Media extender, DVI / VGAto SD/HD/3G-SDI coax only
VIDBLOX-SL-3G-F Media extender, DVI / VGAto SD/HD/3G-SDI, fiber & coax

3G-SL (RX)
VIDBLOX-3G-SL-C Media extender, SD/HD/3G to DVI, VGA, or RGB (coax)
VIDBLOX-3G-SL-F Media extender, SD/HD/3G to DVI, VGA, or RGV (fiber)

Additional Resources

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