GV Expo: PESA To Demo Reflex Transmission Technology
PESA will demonstrate its new Reflex transmission technology at the Government Video Expo 2016, which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Reflex is a software upgrade to the PESA XSTREAM C22 dual channel H.264 encoder/decoder, which delivers reliable, high-quality transmission of video and audio data via the internet. In addition, the company will show its PESA Blade System and Vidblox HTR extender.
Traditionally, the internet has been considered an unreliable, “noisy” transmission channel because it creates a relatively large number of errors. Reflex’s advanced packet analytic algorithm allows the receiving device to identify and correct errors between the encoder and decoder without unnecessary retransmission. As a result, the internet becomes a reliable and cost effective method for transmitting video.
“With Reflex, a government agency, school or university, or company can use its largest communication channel – the internet – for reliable, high quality signal transmission over a wide area network,” explains John T. Wright, senior vice president of sales and business development. “The affordable C22 has become a very popular streaming solution, and its new Reflex functionality makes it even more versatile with extended range and greater operating efficiencies.”
The C22 can be configured as a two port video encoder, two port decoder, or can include one of each. Each processing channel is completely independent and supports various signal formats with up to 1080p/60 resolution through its rear panel connectors. The C22 also supports two external audio sources, which can be synchronized to either or both video streams during an event, and accepts external sync for use in broadcast and other high-end video environments.
PESA’s VidBlox products provide long distance transmission of high resolution video over fiber or coax cable. The compact Vidblox HTR, the latest addition to the product line, incorporates HDMI technology, supports a wide variety of SD and HD formats, and can be easily configured by the user as a transmitter (TX) or receiver (RX). Controlled through PESA’s Cattrax management control software, Vidblox HTR can embed/de‑embed audio from an HDMI signal, and users can select between the embedded audio or discrete audio. Two coax ports that extend signals up to 140m (153 yards) are standard, and two optional single-mode fiber ports (via a dual SFP cage) extend signals up to 10km (6.2 miles).
Housed in the 2 RU openGear chassis but managed by PESA’s Cattrax control software, the PESA Blade System holds up to 10 cards. The PBS currently supports two dual-channel H.264 encoding and decoding cards for streaming video that are based on the C22. The C22-PBS supports RTSP and RTMP streams, while the C22-PBS-T supports MPEG transport streams. Cobalt also offers the 9970-QS multi-viewer card. The PBS works in conjunction with PESA’s Cheetah product line to create the Cheetah Flex IP integrated routing environment, which seamlessly integrates baseband and IP-based infrastructures.