PESA in Network Operation Centers

CAOCPESA provides the backbone for global operations centers with demanding requirements.

In Network Operation Centers (NOCs) the operators and their leadership are responsible for monitoring a large number of displays and managing a wide range of sources that contain critical information. In these environments the quality or the video and the ability to change quickly between sources is a key requirement.  The PESA routers, extension, converters, and streaming solutions help simplify and speed the delivery of video and audio sources to feed large video walls in military operation centers or corporate environments to monitor security, plant operations, and other information that needs to be distributed to many screens at the same time.

Critical centers need equipment built for 24/7 operations

In critical global operations centers and control rooms, the equipment installed in these environments must be designed for 24/7 operations and deliver pristine video quality to any destination required. We build PESA solutions to operate in some of the most demanding environments in existence.  Many of our systems and solutions are installed inside mobile broadcast trucks and driven around on the highways for years at a time from one live event to the next.  We also have equipment deployed on ships and other military vehicles that travel in areas where downtime is not an option.  Being trusted in these types of environments is a testament to how well PESA products perform and how well they are designed.

Areas where PESA products can be used:

  • Contribution – PESA products support live and recorded transmission in either a centralized or distributed production design.
  • Distribution – PESA products provide distribution solutions supporting localized or global transport requirements in fiber or copper cabling solutions.
  • Online Streaming- encode and steam multiple channels to CDNs for online distribution or use multiple encoders/decoders for point to point contribution links.
  • Broadcast Fiber – our 3G-SDI fiber distribution products are installed in 24/7 mission critical operations across the world. PESA products support commonly used broadcast standards used for video transports for SD-SDI, HD-SDI, DVB-ASI, and H.264.

PESA in the news:

NASA Mission Control Center

nasa-mcc-12-10-13-jpeg-3PESA announced the completion of a video routing system upgrade to NASA’s Mission Control Center (MCC) at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Lockheed Martin, a prime contractor for NASA, commissioned PESA to provide hardware and system training for its Cheetah Video Distribution System (VDS).

Mission Control supports 24/7 operations for the International Space Station (ISS) and its partners, which include NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), European Space Agency (ESA), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and payload oversight from the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Operators at these remote locations frequently require the ability to individually manage the specific video resources allocated to them. With an IP-based PERC2000 system controller paired with Cattrax Web, PESA’s browser-based router control software, NASA’s technical team can securely configure input and output sources specific to user or mission requirements, limiting access to only those video sources and destinations for which the user has authorization when required

Also key to the success of the project was PESA’s hybrid video hardware system, which supports both fiber optics and coaxial sources from a variety of broadcast and computer signal formats. Using PESA’s Vidblox extender/scaler units, every SDI, VGA, and DVI video source is fed through the router and securely distributed to the desired display or recording system.

The VDS hardware is based on a Cheetah 288XR frame that allows NASA to route 288 input sources to 432 workstations and display screens. PESA’s Cheetah routing switchers have been certified under the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and comply with the new JITC VDS specifications.

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Los Angeles Regional Traffic Management Center

Los Angeles RTMC 2

….” In common with traffic monitoring systems worldwide, LARTMC uses a huge number of video cameras. This results in the need for a PESA 576×192 NTSC router that routes selected images to the main display and to the other areas.

In order to make the system manageable, Electrosonic has built an Access/SQL database to manage the camera information. This is driven by a Creston control system that provides a user interface for the video sources, the videowall display, and additional routers for RGBHV computer images and for audio signals.”…..

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Products for Network Operation Centers:

Audio and Video Routing-

Signal Extension and Converters

Multi-Channel streaming

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