PESA's 3500PRO system controller is built to optimize your controller needs with minimal investment, and still offer the flexibility to meet future growing controller requirements. 3500PRO offers an extensive, full featured, control architecture that provides maximum versatility for both control and diagnostics.
The system controller combines both software and hardware in a package for powerful router control utilizing an open architecture which operates on a Window® platform. To accommodate the wide range of control system feature requirements, PESA offers the option of a full featured 3500PRO for high performance requirements and a 3500PRO-LE for less-demanding applications in a more cost effective signal management system.
The feature set of the 3500PRO controller offers specific functionality to serve many of today’s market requirements, while proving access to outside control via an external CPU link.
The controller board can be installed inside many PESA routing mainframes or it can be supplied in a single or dual controller chassis. The 3500PRO is compatible with control panels developed for the 3300 series controller, and supports the growth path for current and future PESA products.
- Supports up to 16 levels of control
- Supports up to 32 matrices
- Supports up to 64 tieline interconnects
- Allows up to 128 Salvos
- Supports up to 1200 source and destination names
- Full on-line diagnostics
- Matrix breakup / segmentation
- Virtual matrix mapping
1. Tieline Management
A tieline is a link between levels of control, allowing an input on one matrix level to be available to outputs on another matrix level. The advantage of a tieline is the ability to make all sources on a router available through a specific physical connection between dissimilar matrix signal types. Tieline management is the simplest way to connect remote matrices together, allowing the system to be treated as one large multi-format system. The control interface provides an easy-to-manage grid representation for tielines allowing quick status and administrative override capabilities.
2. Virtual Matrix Mapping
Virtual Matrix mapping is a configurable software to set logical cross-point definitions within a physical matrix, so that the cross-point can be assigned on an as-and-when needed basis. One physical matrix can contain more than one Virtual matrix. An application for Virtual Matrix Mapping is to create sources and destinations only on the levels in which they are actually used.
3. Matrix Breakup / Segmentation
For systems requiring video sources such as RGB, Y/C, composite and other multi-level signal formats, the system controller allows the router to be segmented into smaller matrices.
A Salvo allows a user to change cross-points on multiple destinations from a single Take operation. Advanced configuration parameters for Source, Destination, and Levels can be setup to simplify operations when simultaneous cross-point switches must be taken together.
5. Panel Configuration
The 3500PRO series operates seamlessly with PESA’s full line of PRC type control panels. Software control panel menus allow the user to setup panel configuration information such as source/destination assignments, addressing, and lock/protect. Each type of PRC panel has its won graphical panel setup menu to select and identify button assignments. Each panel configuration menu features four selection tabs for access listing, data key definitions and salvo definitions.
6. Status Tracking
The Status interface allows a user to check status of several different aspects of the control system. Within the interface, icons are located to select Matrix Status, Tieline Status, Presets, Salvo, Communications, and other diagnostic windows. The information shown in each window automatically updates as changes occur providing the user with immediate feedback of the system status.
7. Diagnostic Capabilities
The diagnostic functions enable the user to obtain cross-point readback and matrix control status as well as perform diagnostics on a selected matrix. Features like readback and confidence status verify operation of the matrix control to the physical cross-point.