PESA Showcases New Jaguar 64X64 3G-SDI Fiber Matrix Switcher with Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) Technology

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Last Updated: June 13, 2012 10:01 pm GMT
(Huntsville, Alabama--June 13, 2012) PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will present its Jaguar 3 64x64 series fiber optic routing switcher with an optional backplane design that uses MiniCube™ Miniature Form Pluggable (MFP) transmitter technology at InfoComm 2012 (Booth N1327), which runs June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. Developed by Advanced Fiber Products, LLC., MFP technology establishes a new approach to LC-type fiber connectivity that saves space and uses less power.



Offering up to 64x64 high-speed fiber optic ports, PESA’s Jaguar 3 is the first routing switcher to incorporate MFP technology for compact fiber optic switching. Two shared backplanes allow I/O ports in groups of 32 for either 75 Ohm BNC or MFP LC fiber. The Jaguar 3 can route all SMPTE and ITU standard serial digital video signals, and it supports embedded audio and other ancillary data for SDI, HD-SDI, and DVB/ASI broadcast sources. For digital cinema, the Jaguar 3 can easily be configured to support SMPTE S372 for dual-link HD-SDI.

With the MFP optional fiber backplane, HD signals can be transmitted up to 10 Km. Data rates from 50 Mbps up to 3 Gbps are supported. All inputs are auto-equalized, while outputs are auto-sensed and re-clocked to the appropriate transport stream. For non-standard formats, re-clockers can be bypassed to allow any data rate up to 3 Gbps. Two independent reference inputs allow easy selection of sync using either black burst or tri-level sync source.

“Although 3G-SDI fiber optic switching has been around for years, MFP technology brings a whole new concept to frame packaging,” explained Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “With PESA’s new Jaguar 3 64x64 MFP fiber matrix switcher option, offering coax and/or fiber connectivity becomes much less complex, which allows us to provide a better performing matrix at a much more competitive price point.”

With MFP modules, both vertical and right-angle pluggable cages are available, resulting in a 50 percent smaller footprint. With vertical mount cages, hot-pluggable fiber connections can be loaded in the same backplane space as a standard BNC port, which simplifies product packaging and increases product performance. Plus, MFP video transceivers use up to 40 percent less power than traditional video optical transceivers.

The 2 RU Jaguar 3 frame features front load, hot-swappable card sets and includes slots for optional redundant power supply/control modules. It can be configured to support a variety of control interfaces, including Ethernet, RS-232, or PESA’s PERC2000 control system. It also includes PESA’s CATTRAX software, which provides a network interface for diagnostics, setup, and switching by multiple users. For pushbutton control, the Jaguar 3 offers three styles of local or remote panels.

About Advanced Fiber Products
Advanced Fiber Products, Ltd. (AFP) is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of optical and optoelectronic and specialized products for telecom, enterprise, industrial, military and broadcast markets. The company headquartered at Haverhill, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom has developed a wide variety of novel and secure connectivity products, both fiber and copper for use in sensitive and adverse operating environments
Advanced Fiber Products, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of AFP, Ltd., designs, develops and manufactures HD/3G-SDI active video distance extending fiber optic products and multi-signal products for fixed and portable broadcast applications as well as oil and gas exploration and military applications. AFP, LLC is located near Chicago, Illinois in the United States.

About PESA
As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit http://www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

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