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PESA's Newly Acquired Fortel DTV Product Line Now Offered on GSA Contract

Extends reach in audio and video management of high-end mission-sensitive distribution products (March 30, 2006)

Following the recent acquisition of Fortel DTV by PESA's parent company, QuStream Corporation, Fortel's portfolio of audio and video signal conversion and synchronization products have been integrated into the PESA Switching Systems product line and are now included as products under PESA GSA contract number GS-03F-4068B.

PESA has a long history of serving government audio and video signal processing needs. In 2002, the company supplied the government with approximately $4 million in signal switching equipment that was vital to the military in the defense of the nation. GSA acknowledged PESA's contribution to the success of the GSA's contracting endeavors, specifically for their contributions to the Section 58 Part I Multiple Award Schedule over the course of their contract.

Well known in the United States as the quality standard for signal processing, Fortel DTV boasts five patents with a combined 138 claims with two more patents filed and pending. Fortel's patented video technology has been recognized as best in breed and, through a relationship with a semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturer, it has found its way into a number of "System on Chip" ASIC implementations designed for home computers and appliances. Fortel DTV currently markets its products to targeted broadcast stations, cable and satellite facilities, and production studios through an international network of distributors and system integrators.

"With the addition of Fortel DTV signal processing products, PESA extends its reach in audio and video management of high-end mission-sensitive distribution products," said Bob McAlpine, PESA's senior vice president of sales and marketing. "We appreciate our government customers and will continue providing the best-of-breed products through our GSA contract."

Learn more about PESA's complete line of products at

About Fortel DTV
Fortel DTV is an advanced video signal processing company. Fortel DTV's signal conversion and processing products facilitate the television industry transition to digital and set the signal standard for the new digital video infrastructure. Fortel DTV's technology is used in broadcast stations, cable and satellite facilities, production studios, and display devices. Fortel is located in Duluth, Georgia.

More information about the company is available at

About PESA
Located in Northport, N.Y., and Huntsville, Ala., PESA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QuStream Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality analog and digital video and audio routing switchers and control systems for the broadcasting, mobile production, post-production, corporate, educational, cable, religious, industrial, and government markets.

For more information visit PESA at

About QuStream
QuStream, through its wholly owned subsidiaries PESA and Fortel DTVT, is a global provider of integrated solutions to the creators and distributors of professional video content including the high-definition television and professional audio/video market segments. QuStream is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in New York, Georgia, and Alabama.

For more information, visit QuStream at,, and


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