Military & Defense

PESA has a long and innovative history of providing video distribution systems to military and defense customers.  

In 2013, PESA’s Cheetah video distribution system (VDS) became the very first VDS equipment approved and certified by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) through the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). JITC is a governmental agency that provides risk-based Test Evaluation & Certification services, tools, and environments to ensure Joint Warfighting IT capabilities are interoperable and support mission needs.

As of 2019, PESA has received JITC Interoperability (IO) certification for our Fusion VDS, and certification renewal for our Cheetah VDS equipment.

Tested for Success & Approved by the US. Department of Defense (DoD).

In addition, PESA has developed Secura VDS-IP, for secure, encrypted VDS, designed to meet the needs of multi-domain intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).  Secura was designed for the modern warfighter and provides rapid information acquisition and distribution while protecting the data and control from insider threats and cyber attacks. 

Military and Defense


As a long-term provider of mission-critical VDS equipment for Military Command and Control as well as to numerous agencies within the US Intelligence Community, PESA Video Distribution Systems are used all over the globe when the mission is to ensure maximum security control and management of proprietary video and assets.

But our past is only the beginning. Today, PESA is at the forefront of IP video routing technology. Our SECURA products offer maximum security, content encryption and a host of other innovations to ensure we always have the solution for whatever the mission.

Contact us today. The PESA team will help you specify, design and implement the solution that best meets your specific needs. Mission-Critical Audio and Video is not just a slogan – it’s what we do.


GSA Contract Info

PESA (Contract Award GS-03F-062BA) is listed under Schedule 58: Professional Audio/Video, Telemetry/Tracking, Recording/Reproducing, and Signal Data Solutions. Through the program, its products are available on GSA Advantage, an online shopping site for government agencies, and are eligible for Blanket Purchase Agreements and Contractor Team Arrangements.

Contract#: GS-03F-062BA
Cage Code: OMJ96
DUNS #: 793013822
Schedule 58 I ; SIN 58-1

GSA Contract

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Military Defense


  • Both IP and Matrix-based 4K Secure VDS
  • Any Classification, Any common AV/IT format, Single System, Simultaneously
  • Mission Critical Audio & Video Management & Distribution with redundancy for 24/7 reliability and resilience
  • GSA available
  • Route secure classified and unclassified video content simultaneously
  • Both knowledge management and information sharing of video
  • Full motion video / Incident Awareness & Assessment (FMV/IAA): highest quality images to use for critical decision making
  • Create secure environments to ensure secure video

Use Cases

PESA offers a broad range of products from video and audio signal processing for command and control, surveillance, situation rooms, and training and communications needs.


Control and Information Data Management

As a pioneer in both the government communications and audio/video markets, PESA has a concise understanding of the critical role that video, audio, data and surveillance play in serving the needs of the military.

C4ISR, Training, Rapid Deployment

Military installations worldwide are always looking at ways to update their communications infrastructure with new technologies. As a leading supplier of global broadcast and government communications solutions PESA is the go-to company enabling modern communications systems for audio, video and data communications including the ability to ingest, deliver, and disseminate high-resolution video in real time for operations training, information, and intelligence purposes.

rocket launch


For three decades, NASA and Commercial Space Launch Operators have counted on PESA  audio and video distribution products for key mission control environments. With equipment located in every major mission control and launch installation in the United States, PESA provides the resources for audio, video and  data communications between facilities in both remote and local sites for dependable and accurate communication transport.

When mission-critical reliability is a must, NASA depends on PESA equipment for high resolution analysis purposes with data and video distributed over closed circuit television between several centers. When video is being distributed within NASA centers, or between NASA centers, it is critical that it is the best quality for precise and accurate informational value.

  • PESA offers state-of-the-art audio and video distribution solutions that allow video analysts to distribute and archive high-resolution images, frame-by-frame, while annotating specific information for later review.

Unified Capabilities (UC) Operating Environment
• US DoD JITC IO/IA Tested & Certified for UC environment
• Multiple projects in classified environments

Knowledge Management and Information Sharing
• VDS architecture: common routing/signal distribution transport
• SMPTE standards for inter- and intra-agency sharing
• H.264 streaming available

Full Motion Video/Incident Awareness & Assessment (FMV / IAA)
• Full motion, uncompressed video
• Multiple displays; multiple formats; distributed locations

Transformational Communications
• Flexible/Adaptable/Configurable: legacy & future formats
• Analog to digital upgrade: Easy SFP; reduce SWAP
• Connectivity options: coax, fiber optic, HDMI, CAT-5

C4 Integration Process
• COTS components
• Interoperable; expandable; redundant

PESA has provided video distribution solutions to its government customers for nearly four decades, with special considerations for agencies that require high-performance assurance and interoperability in command and control environments,” stated Chuck Tillett, former President and COO. “PESA’s products are currently used by many military and government agencies.”

Military & Defense Solutions

Our Customers


• Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
• Edwards Air Force Base
• Wright Patterson Air Force Base
• Vandenberg Air Force Base
• Nellis Air Force Base
• Hill Air Force Base
• Air Force Space Command
• Langley Air Force Base
• Barksdale Air Force Base
• Air Force News, Lackland Air Force Base
• Peterson Air Force Base
• MacDill Air Force Base
• U.S. Air Force Central Command
• Davis-Monthan Air Force Base


• VA Medical Centers
• U.S. Park Service
• White House Communications Agency
• Social Security Administration
• Centers for Disease Control
• Los Alamos National Laboratory
• U.S. House of Representatives
• Department of State Broadcasting Board of Governors
• Canada House of Commons
• Municipal First Responders


• U.S. Army Briefing Center, Pentagon
• Redstone Test Center, Redstone Arsenal
• Fort Hood
• White Sands Missile Range
• U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks
• Joint Base Lewis-McChord
• U.S. Army Central Command
• U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command


• Stennis Space Center
• Goddard Space Flight Center
• Jet Propulsion Laboratory
• Kennedy Space Center
• Marshall Space Center
• Ames Research Center
• Johnson Space Center
• Glenn Research Center
• Commercial Space Launch Operations


• National Military Command Center
• Combatant & Combined Commands
• Joint Staff Organizations & Activities
• Defense Media Activity:
     – American Forces Radio & Television
     – The Pentagon Channel
     – AFN Europe
     – AFN Korea
     – AFN Direct to Sailor


• CVA, CVN Aircraft Carriers
• LHA, LHD, LPD, Assault Carriers
• DDG, AEGIS Crusiers
• Naval School of Health Sciences
• Naval Command Centers
• Naval Experimental Diving Unit
• NAS Pensacola
• NSWC Port Hueneme
• NAWC China Lake A
• NSWC Dahlgren
• NAS Patuxent River
• NAS Fallon (TOPGUN)
• U.S. Fleet Forces Command
• Naval Media Center

Additional Resources

Brochure: Secura Command Center

Brochure: Secura IP

Brochure: Secura KVM

Brochure: Secura Touch Panel

Brochure: Secura C2 Use Case

Brochure: Secura Distributed C2 Use Case

Please contact for Data Sheets

Please contact or for additional user guides or product manuals.

Technical paper: PESA and the U.S. DoD Unified Capabilities Approved Product List – PESA Cheetah with Release 5.1

Brochure: Government Solutions – When Audio and Video are Mission Critical

Contact US

PESA — Huntsville
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Huntsville, AL
US Toll Free: +1-800-323-7372
Tel: +1-256-726-9200
PESA — Toronto
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