Secure Media Distribution System
PESA’s Secura™ Media Distribution System provides for 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 Audio/Video 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.
Secura Control defines, configures and manages all audio, video and metadata as well as their inherent security domains. As a Common Access Card (CAC) compliant system, Secura Control 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 Secura Control solution is comprised of a central matrix router or Ethernet switch, transmitters, receivers and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) USB connectivity. Both traditional digital coax audio and video, can be combined with Ethernet (IP) audio and video which makes Secura Control unique and extremely flexible. Add KVM and PESA’s Secura Media Distribution System is extremely unique.
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 (b) 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. Secura 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.
Secura HTR & Secura IP Transmitters
PESA’s Secura Transmitters can secure HDMI sources utilizing either traditional digital coax matrix frames and/or newer Ethernet IP switches.
Secura HTR transmitters use traditional coax or fiber cables, and secures the HDMI source signal using a proprietary, PESA patent-pending algorithm. 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. Each Secura Transmitter is programmed to a unique classification of the source device and can manage up to eight (8) unique classifications throughout the system.
In an Ethernet IP environment, Secura 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 in much the same way that Secura HTR works. 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.
Secura HTR & Secura IP Receivers
Secura HTR and Secura IP Receivers can individually unlock secured media signals from either the digital matrix-based router or the Ethernet IP switch according to the environment. Both formats of Secura Receiver, (Secura HTR and Secura IP), restore corresponding secured media to its native format, HDMI, for the authorized user.
Secura KVM Transmitter / Receiver
Secura KVM units operate nearly identical to Secura IP units by adding bi-directional USB encrypted serial signals for input device control (mouse and keyboard) as well as CAC (Common Access Card) readers. Secura KVM transmitters and receivers are designed to deliver up to 4K resolutions to every monitor in the users’ workspace provided that they’re authorized to operate in the assigned security domain.