Pesa Shows Advances In IP security Of Content And Control

Pesa is using the upcoming ISE show, in Amsterdam, February 5-8, 2019 to spotlight new advances to its Secura Media platform, which provides military-grade security and reliability for any application that requires IP security of content and control.

Pesa’s Secura Media Distribution System facilitates the secure movement of critical information across multiple security domains using a single IA/IO Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)-accredited distribution and control system. These multiple security domains can be maintained under Secura Control; a single A/V distribution architecture that does so by means of NSA-recommended encryption methods as well as PESA’s own scrambling patents. Once secured, classified media information access is limited to only those authorized to see and hear it.

The system's control module defines, configures and manages all audio, video and metadata as well as their inherent security domains. As a Common Access Card (CAC) compliant system, it operates on a client-server model which bolsters physical security because there can only be one server. Typically housed in a secure and hardened rack room environment, access to the physical device(s) can be limited only to authorized personnel and senior administration. 

The Pesa Secura Media platform provides military-grade security and reliability for any application that requires IP security of content and control.

The Pesa Secura Media platform provides military-grade security and reliability for any application that requires IP security of content and control.

The Secura central matrix is available as either: a matrix-based router with available redundancy, supporting data rates from 270 Mb/s up to 12 Gb/s for all common A/V formats; or an IP switch with redundancy, supporting Ethernet speeds of 10 Gb/s and 1 Gb/s. In a hybrid environment, a matrix-based router and an IP Ethernet switch can be combined to meet requirements.The central matrix is fully scalable and can be implemented in environments requiring a few ports to a full enterprise system with up to thousands of IP ports.

Pesa’s Secura transmitters can secure HDMI sources utilizing either traditional digital coax matrix frames and/or newer Ethernet IP switches. Only a corresponding Secura HTR Receiver that is authorized and configured to use the audio and video signal can be connected. All other receivers outside of the authorized security domain are rendered unusable.

In an Ethernet IP environment ,system's IP transmitters convert HDMI media to industry-standard IP transport using a media-class, enterprise COTS (Common Off-The-Shelf) IP switch. HDMI sources are secured using NSA recommended AES256 encryption with dynamic keys. Encrypted media can only be accessed by the corresponding Secura IP receiver configured for decryption of the specified transport stream and within its authorized security domain. However, Secura IP can fit these signals within in 1 Gb/s using JPEG 2000 mezzanine compression so that common 1 Gb/s Ethernet switches can be utilized all within less than a frame of video latency. The latest HDMI 2.2 interface allows 4K resolutions and frame rates.

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