PESA has added a couple of new models to its PESA PRO line of professional AV matrix switchers with the PRO-3GSDI-1616 routing switcher, which supports all common SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals, as well as embedded audio and other ancillary data required for HD-SDI and DVB/ASI sources. This new 16×16 switcher is designed to route SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI signals for digital cinema, telemedicine, O&P, high-end presentation rooms, satellite imaging, military command centers and simulation/visualization environments.
There are two different versions: the PRO-3GSDI-1616-C and the PRO-3GSDI-1616-PB (which includes a local pushbutton control panel). Both models feature an internal power supply and can have multiple remote control panels added via an Ethernet interface. The PRO-3GSDI-1616 supports standard data rates from 50Mbps to 3Gbps and video transports up to 1080p/60. All inputs are auto-equalized. With standard SMPTE formatted outputs, each signal is auto-sensed and re-clocked to the appropriate transport stream. Signals can be re-clocked up to 100m for 1080p/60. For non-standard formats, re-clocking circuitry can be set to bypass mode. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of genlock from a black burst or tri-level sync source.
For more specs on the $5,995 PRO-3GSDI-1616 routing switcher, you’ll have to wait as it’s not on PESA’s website yet. When it is, it will be here: http://www.pesa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=54