PESA joins HDcctv Alliance

PESA, an Alabama-based manufacturer of high-definition video and audio transmission solutions announced Monday that it is joining the HDcctv Alliance and will begin making solutions for the HDcctv market.

The company said in a statement that the HDcctv Alliance is providing a “natural evolution” for CCTV users to upgrade their existing analog systems through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and its leveraging of the high-definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI).

"PESA has joined the HDcctv Alliance because we recognize HDcctv as the natural next step to move the security and surveillance markets towards high-definition video," said Dan Holland, vice president of product marketing for PESA. "Worldwide, HDTV broadcasting in 16:9 (720p and 1080p) is becoming the preferred standard and the video surveillance market trend is moving toward HDTV as well. PESA is quickly moving forward to provide reliable, cost effective and readily integrated solutions for HDcctv routing and switching solutions over coax or fiber optic cabling."

The HDcctv Alliance is dedicated to promoting interoperability standards among high-definition, analog security devices and currently has more than 45 member companies.

"The addition of PESA highlights the ever-increasing diversity of the alliance, both in terms of technical expertise and product experience," said Todd Rockoff, executive director of the HDcctv Alliance. "This diversity strengthens both the alliance as an organization and, more importantly, the technical content of the standard."

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