PESA Unveils ‘16X16 HDcctv Routing Switcher’

Unit features full compliance to the HDcctv Alliance high-definition video interface standard for security and surveillance systems
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PESA unveiled its 16X16HDcctv Routing Switcher, a routing switcher with full compliance to the HDcctv Alliance high-definition video interface standard for security and surveillance systems.

Using a single RG-59 coax cable for each port, users can connect up to 16 HDcctv-compliant video cameras to the PESA HDcctv Routing Switcher and output up to 16 individual coax connections for HDcctv DVR or display devices, according to PESA.

Designed specifically for high-definition video over coax, PESA’s new 16X16 HDcctv Routing Switcher features a compact 1RU enclosure, local or remote network control options and a redundant power supply and control card option, the company says.

“The PESA HDcctv Routing Switcher is the ultimate interface where multiple HDcctv cameras and DVR’s need to be shared or switched in the best quality format available,” said Dan Holland, PESA’s vice president of product marketing. “HDcctv is based on proven uncompressed high definition video technology so there is no need to compromise quality or worry about dropped packets, latency, or bandwidth allocation issues normally found with IP based technology,” he says.

With a compact frame design, the PESA HDcctv Routing Switcher uses full uncompressed video technology to distribute high resolution images from devices as far away as 100m over traditional RG-59 coax cable, PESA says. With the 1.5Gbps enabled transport for each port, video resolutions for 720p and 1080p are evenly distributed without compression.

Unlike Internet protocol (IP)-based switches and hubs using distributed 10Gbps backbone, PESA’s HDcctv Routing Switcher allocates a dedicated 1.5Gbps for each device connected to the router, the company says.In aggregate comparison to IP solutions, PESA’s 16X16 HDcctv compliant routing system provides over 24Gbps of non-blocking, non-compressed video switching.

Based on the HDcctv Alliance standard, all inputs are auto-equalized and outputs reclocked to transmit 720p25/30, 720p50/60, or 1080p25/30 video resolutions distances up to 100 meters (300 feet). Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of gen-lock from black burst or a tri-level syncronized source.

The frame assembly features a front load/hot swappable matrix card and includes space for an optional redundant power supply and control module. Each HDcctv Routing Switcher provides control interfaces for PESA’s Ethernet control system or can be configured to support many third-party control systems.

Additionally, the PESA HDcctv Routing Switcher supports an optional local pushbutton control panel, up to 80 remote control panels, or control via a unique PESA soft-panel, a software emulated version of control panels.

As users analyze ever growing amounts of video data and need to derive more value—as well as return on investment—from video security and surveillance equipment, the HDcctv standard continues to deliver cost-effective, full uncompressed video solutions for users looking to upgrade legacy CCTV systems or design new greenfield megapixel IP video systems, PESA says.

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