Puma - Rugged Military DVR (Digital Video Recorder)

The Puma by GS-Tech is Fully Rugged Military DVR (Digital Video Recorder)

Fully rugged enclosure with MIL-Spec certificates.

Puma is a powerful up to 4K, H.265 (HEVC) / H.264  (AVC) fully ruggedized DVR (digital video recorder) that is designed to record and transmit video in real time in harsh field environments. 

With bypass video outputs, low latency encoding, and low power consumption, Puma is non-intrusive and yet feature-rich. 

Puma is capable of capturing single 3G-SDI or HD-SDI or Composite video input simultaneously and encoding using video  encoding standards) H.265 (HEVC) or H.264  (MPEG-4 AVC standard). 

It can create up to 3 encoded video streams per input. 

The encoding parameters are highly configurable with support for main  (H.265/H.264), baseline & high profiles  (H.264) with many bitrate configurations (32 Kbps to 20 Mbps; Constant & Variable rate control). 

All streams are then sent out from the 1Gbps  Ethernet output. 

The Puma design is easily customizable for different types of video input formats such as  DVI and HDMI. 

KLV (Key-Length-Value) metadata insertion is supported via RS-232 or Ethernet. KLV is  “muxed” into the MPEG-2 TS container. The resulting MPEG-2 TS video is then streamed out over UDP with optional RTP  support headers. This standardization ensures interoperability with the decoders and displays retrieving the encoded stream. 

Easy field integration was an essential  requirement when developing the Tiger. The product was designed with significant customer involvement and feedback and  should fit into several environments where versatile video streaming is required. 


  • Resolution – up to 4K
  • Video channels – 1or 2
  • Video input interface – VGA / HD SDI / HDMI / Composite
  • Certified MIL SPEC 810&461 (certified international lab)
  • Web server configuration
  • KLV meta data
  • Customized design
  • Low power and size
  • ONVIF support and integration with major VMS applications
  • Live straming
Rugged Video Encoder Decoder DVR

Puma – fully rugged DVR for military industry


  • Military & Security
  • Industrial 
  • Installed on any type of vehicle, autonomous vehicle or UAV


Puma is ruggedized to survive harsh environments (shock, vibration, humidity,  dust, sand) and temperatures from -20°C to  70°C (MIL-STD-810G & IP67) as well as fully tested with 461 specifications in an international certified lab. 

It comes with dedicated mounting holes for mounting on to racks. 

Its rugged small form factor design makes it easy to use and integrate into any system design and meets the SWaP (size, weight &  power) requirements for all of the vertical markets.  

In the default configuration, the product accepts single high-definition video inputs in  3G-SDI, HD-SDI or Composite format through  BNC connectors. Audio, 1Gbps Ethernet &  RS-232 are routed over a 14-pin rugged circular MIL-spec connector. 

Other video input formats and connector types are possible with small modifications to the design even for low volume opportunities. 

Control of encoding settings and retrieval of the Puma health information are all performed using web GUI (Chrome, Safari, and others) and API built around SNMPv2 for simple and secure communication. 

This API is built for easy integration into existing customer applications. 

Several sample applications are provided to ensure prompt integration into a working system.  Configuration can also be done using the built-in web server GUI which is accessed from a browser on a networked device. 

This GUI can be used to configure all encoding and network settings, update the device, save settings, and retrieve status information. Support for uploading of XML configuration files allow for quick and easy configuration of deployable units. 

The product can be modified to meet your requirements such as different video input formats.  Like all GS Tech Rugged Solutions products, this product has a long life cycle. 

GS-Tech has a technical support team to offer assistance and resolve any technical challenges associated with the product.


Video Input Connector

Video Encoding
H.265 (HEVC) / H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)

Video Input Format
3G-SDI, Composite Video Inputs 

Operating Temperature
-20°C to 70°C

Shock /Vibration/Humidity/Sand/Dust
MIL-STD-810G & IP67

130 W x 40 H x 180 D mm

≈ 1.18 kg  

Power Consumption
9W Max

Input Voltage
28 VDC 

Encoding Profiles
Main with Adjustable  Bitrate (H.265 / HEVC) 
High, Main and Baseline with Adjustable Bitrate (H.264 / AVC) (64 Kbps to 20 Mbps; Constant & Variable  rate control) 

Streaming Container
RTP / UDP/RTSP Ethernet Output 1Gbps

Ethernet Output
1Gbps Ethernet Output  containing all configured MPEG-2 TS UDP  Streams 

Audio Input
AAC Audio Encoding of One  Stereo Audio R/L 

KLV (Key-Length-Value)

Media Container
MPEG-2 Transport  Stream