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PESA Expands Relationship with Cobalt Digital at BIRTV 2016

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will expand its global strategic partnership with Cobalt Digital, a leader in terminal and convergence technology, during the BIRTV 2016 international broadcast show (Booth 8A35), which runs Aug. 24-27 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. During the show, PESA will demonstrate how complementary technologies from both companies can be bundled to create best-of-breed solutions for customers.

The companies have integrated Cobalt’s BBG-1070 multi-viewer with PESA’s Cheetah and Cougar digital video routing switchers, with all information and parameters displayed on PESA’s Windows®-based Cattrax control software. The system delivers an expandable package with plug-and-play functionality, as well as routing and monitor display.

Cobalt’s multi-viewer technology is also available as part of the PESA Blade System (PBS). Housed in the 2 RU openGear® chassis and managed by PESA’s Cattrax control software, the PBS holds up to 10 cards, including its own dual-channel H.264 encoding and decoding cards for streaming video and Cobalt’s 9970-QS multi-viewer card. The PBS works in conjunction with the Cheetah product line to create the Cheetah Flex IP integrated routing environment, which seamlessly integrates baseband and IP-based infrastructures and is considered the cornerstone of PESA’s integrated AV solutions.

“PESA had a very solid 2015 building relationships with key customers and integrators in the Southeast Asia marketplace,” said John T. Wright, PESA’s SVP, sales and business development. “BIRTV provides us an opportunity to expand our presence in the region and demonstrate how well our bundled solutions, between PESA routing and streaming systems and Cobalt’s multi-viewer technology, work for broadcasters.”

“Cobalt is looking forward to extending our strategic partnership with PESA and showcasing our integrated solutions at BIRTV,” added Bob McAlpine, Cobalt’s executive vice president, sales and marketing. “When bundled together, our products deliver specialized technologies that benefit a number of video production markets.”

About Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion, terminal, throwdown, and multiviewer technology for the broadcast television environment. As a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, Cobalt offers a full range of openGear video and audio processing card solutions for applications such as closed-caption compliance monitoring, OB production, master control, HD news production, signal transport, audio loudness, and color correction. Cobalt’s Blue Box Group™ line of interface converter boxes streamlines and simplifies a wide range of 3G/HD/SD conversion and signal transport tasks. The company’s multi-image display processors enable multiviewer capabilities in the most demanding studio and remote broadcasting environments. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partners, Cobalt Digital products are backed with a five-year warranty. More information is available at

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

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