PESA Set to Unveil ‘HDcctv’ Routing Switcher

The switcher meets video interface standards for security and surveillance systems
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PESA, a producer of professional audio and video signal distribution equipment, is set to unveil its HDcctv 32x16 routing switcher which is designed for the HD CCTV market and which meets video interface standards for security and surveillance systems.

The video interface standards are set by the HDcctv Alliance, a nonprofit organization that develops and manages the technical interface specification for HDcctv, says PESA.

In addition, Dan Holland, PESA’s vice president of product marketing, says the company’s HDcctv routing switcher “works just like traditional analog CCTV systems, but offers high definition video performance at a cost effective price point.”

Using a single RG-59 coax cable for each port, users can connect up to 32 HDcctv-compliant video cameras to the PESA HDcctv matrix switch and output up to 16 individual coax connections for HDcctv DVR or display devices, PESA says. Unlike Internet protocol-based switches and hubs using a distributed 10 Gbps backbone, the HDcctv 32x16 allocates a dedicated 1.5 Gbps transport for each device connected to the router.

All inputs are auto-equalized and outputs reclocked to transmit 720p25/30, 720p50/60, or 1080p25/30 video resolutions up to 300 feet, PESA says. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of genlock from black burst or a tri-level sync source.

“Video security customers are looking to upgrade their legacy CCTV systems to high-quality video imaging components,” Holland said. “HDcctv products, such as our new 32x16 matrix switch, allow system installers a quick and easy way of expanding security system performance without compromising on image quality, worrying about IP video latency, or spending hours learning how to setup a network management system.”

Housed in a compact 1 RU frame with a front load, hot-swappable matrix card, the HDcctv 32x16 offers an optional redundant power supply and control card, PESA says. It provides control interfaces for PESA’s Ethernet control system or can be configured to support many third-party control systems. Plus, the HDcctv 32x16 supports an optional local pushbutton control panel, up to 80 remote control panels, or control via a PESA software-based soft-panel.