New PESA Blade System Wins NewBay Media 2015 NAB Show Award

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, received NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented by TV Technology magazine, for its new PESA Blade System (PBS) last week at the 2015 NAB Show. The first two cards for the proprietary frame are based on the PESA Xstream C22 compact streaming appliance, and provide dual-channel H.264 encoding and decoding.

Housed in a 2 RU chassis, the power efficient PBS holds up to 10 cards and is controlled through Cattrax, PESA’s Windows-based system control software. Each PBS chassis can be tailored for any operation, includes all standard network Xstream C22-2connectivity standards, and is available with redundant power.

Both PBS cards – the C22-PBS-T for MPEG transport streams and the C22-PBS for RTSP and RTMP streams – can be configured as a two-port video encoder, two-port decoder, or include one ofBlade Systemeach. Two external audio sources can be synchronized to either or both video streams during an event. Plus, the C22s feature HDMI I/O ports for encoding HDMI sources or local HDMI monitoring. PESA is also developing additional proprietary cards to handle signal conversion and scaling.

“We appreciate the recognition from the TV Technology team,” said Chris Thomas, PESA president. “The new PESA Blade System is an important component in our integrated solution, because it provides world-class encoding and decoding, along with seamless routing between baseband and IP-based sources. The result is a true hybrid infrastructure for broadcasters and command and control facilities that is Blade Systemcontrolled through one interface and supports streaming, 4K, HD, and legacy SD signal sources.”

NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of nominated new products.

“Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said Eric Trabb, vice president and group publisher, NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group.

PESA also introduced two new C22 encoding/decoding cards at the 2015 NAB Show that are compliant with the openGear standard for terminal equipment. Similar to the PBS cards, each C22 card offers dual-channel encoding or decoding, allowing up to 20 bi-directional channels in the 2 RU openGear chassis. PESA’s encoding and decoding streaming technologies join more than 300 openGear solutions from more than 50 vendors that support the open architecture platform.

About PESA
As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

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