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PESA To Showcase New Products at NAB2006

New Cheetah routing switchers and Fortel DTV Conversion Cards on display (March 14, 2006)

PESA will be showcasing a number of new Cheetah routing switcher solutions and conversion cards from Fortel DTV at the upcoming NAB 2006 show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cheetah 1024XR
In the large router market PESA has been the dominant provider, and now with the introduction of the first 1024x1024 system in two equipment racks, the company is establishing a new benchmark. Before the release of the Cheetah 1024XR system, multiple frames were required, and they utilized external DAs with a plethora of coax cable, power supplies, and rack space. The two-rack system is achieved by adding an on-board distribution circuit into each 1024X512 frame. Each 41-RU frame allows for low power consumption, N+1 power, and dual internal control. Systems support high-quality signal routing for SDI, HD, and ASI in either coax or fiber I/O. Delivering unprecedented value for large routing systems, the 1024XR provides high performance and top quality in any environment that needs a large numbers of signals.

Cheetah 512XR in 27 RU
PESA has extended its successful line of Cheetah routing switchers to include the new Cheetah 512XR, which can be configured to 512x512, non-expandable 1024x128, or 512x256 with fully redundant crosspoints in just 27 RU a very compact frame for a large-scale router. In addition to its small physical size, the Cheetah 512XR features low power consumption; SDI, ASI, and HD-SDI signal support; internal fiber I/Os; and optional built-in conversion cards that reduce the space required for high-quality signal distribution. The Cheetah 512XR provides exceptional performance to meet the highest standards of broadcast stations, broadcast networks, mobile production companies, cable and telco operations, and mission critical government and military applications.

New Fiber Option Cards for Cheetah Routers
PESAs versatile Cheetah router continues as the technology leader with the addition of three new fiber option cards. A new fiber input and output card based on low-cost SFP modules will offer affordable HD for applications where long distance and superior quality are demanded. Also available will be the new Cheetah CWDM fiber card, which supports up to 16 channels of HD-SDI over a single fiber cable. Supported signals include HD, SDI, and ASI, as well as other digital signals between 3 Mb/s and 1.5 Gb/s. These fiber option cards allow significant cost savings when fiber-only solutions are needed.

New 2048x2048 Audio Router in 36 RU
Also new for NAB2006, is PESAs new Cheetah audio router. The Cheetah audio router combines high performance with superb flexibility. Starting with a base unit of 64x64 in 1 RU or 128x128 in 2 RU and expandable to 2048x2048 in 36 RU, the Cheetah audio router offers a small form factor and a distributed architecture that is fully compatible with Dolby-E, while supporting both synchronous and asynchronous signals and sample rates up to 96 kHz.

New Fortel DTV Conversion Cards
As part of the PESA family, Fortel DTV will be showcasing two new conversion cards, the UDC-550 high-definition up/down/crossconversion card and the FS-550 HD frame synchronizer with optional legalizer and color corrector functions. These cards fit in either the FRM-503 4-RU chassis or the FRM-501 1-RU chassis making existing customer upgrades possible.

Fortel DTV Overview:
Fortel DTV is a wholly owned subsidiary of QuStream Corporation and an advanced video signal processing company. Fortel DTVs signal conversion and processing products facilitate the television industry transition to digital and set the signal standard for the new digital video infrastructure. Fortel DTVs technology is used in broadcast stations, cable and satellite facilities, production studios, and display devices. Fortel is located in Duluth, Ga.

More information about the company is available at

QuStream Overview
QuStream, through its wholly owned subsidiaries PESA and Fortel DTV, is a global provider of integrated solutions to the creators and distributors of professional video content including the high-definition television and professional audio/video market segments. QuStream is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in New York, Georgia, and Alabama.

For more information visit QuStream at

PESA Company Overview:
PESA is a wholly owned subsidiary of QuStream Corporation and a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital video and audio routing switchers and control systems for the broadcasting, mobile production, post-production, corporate, educational, cable, religious, industrial, and government markets. The company is located in Northport, N.Y., and Huntsville, Ala.

For more information visit PESA at


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