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Combination HD MPEG2 Encoder/QAM Modulator ZvPro 280 ®

VGA and HD Video Distribution

Breakthrough Price and Simplicity
Create your own HDTV cable channel and broadcast
VGA or HD video using coax wiring.
“Too good to be true!” “Everything works as promised. I was very skeptical to start with, and was happily surprised.” “Are you guys for

Convert your HD or VGA source into an HDTV channel for broadcast over coax to an unlimited number of displays

What makes this so revolutionary?

Based on the same technology used by TV stations and cable companies,
ZvPro 280 makes it affordable to convert your VGA or HD video into an
HDTV channel and broadcast it over simple to use COAX wiring to every Shattering the Cost Barrier
on-premise HDTV. Its standard QAM cable channel output can be received Digital TV broadcasting is a very powerful way
by practically any off-the-shelf digital cable-ready HDTV without requiring to share HD video. Unfortunately, the cost of
an additional box at the TV.  creating each channel can be well over $20,000.
The ZeeVee founders felt that if they could drive
• Works with any VGA or HD video source – simply connect any Digital Signage Player,
the price to under $1,000, they could revolutionize
Computer, DVD player, Satellite Receiver, Set Top Box or any other device with a VGA
how VGA and HD video is distributed in a building.
or Component HD video output.
• Multiple channels – ZvPros are frequency agile, and can be combined to distribute up
A cost reduction this significant does not come
to 135 HD channels on-premise, all on a single, easy to deploy COAX cable.
easily. You start from scratch and completely
• No matrix switchers or proprietary wiring required – switching between different re-engineer every single item in the system. Mil-
content sources is as easy as tuning to a different channel at the HDTV. lions of dollars and several years of stealth R&D
• COAX wiring – easily integrate and balance into new or existing MATV/SMATV RF later, ZeeVee introduced a consumer product for
dis­tribution systems to add an HD tier of video feeds. the home. It sent VGA video from any computer
• Built to last – steel enclosure, rack mounting, integral power supply, internal fan, and over existing coax to every HDTV… and retailed
three year warranty.  for $499. Immediately, savvy commercial systems
integrators asked for a heavy-duty version, and
Unlimited displays • Off the shelf HD TVs • Coax
the race was on. The new ZvPro line is a more
powerful version of the consumer product, but
still shares the same low-cost roots. ZeeVee owns
and controls all of this technology, and intends to
continue to expand their value advantage.

Digital signage revolution:

3 players drive unique content
simultaneously to unlimited
displays for $0 per display.

Signage PlayerS
r real?”“I am quite happy to find the ZV box, and it works as well or better than I could ever hope… I haven’t been this excited by something for a long time.”

Private Cable Operators can

now affordably upgrade their
MATV systems to HD. Shown
is HD satellite content being
distributed on-premise.

VGA Component
Up to 1920x1080 1080, 720, 480

ZvPro 280 • Switch via RS-232, USB, IR or Front Panel

Video Ingestion • Digital and Analog Audio Input
• All inputs buffered and looped through

• 1080, 720 and 480 encoding

HD MPEG2 ENCODER • Up to 30mbs encoding for high quality
• Extremely low-latency encoding for interactive applications

• Well-formed QAM output, fits into any available channel

QAM Modulator / Upconverter
• Frequncy agile from channel 2 to 141
Single 1RU Package • Built-in spectrum analyzer shows what else is on the cable

COAX RF output

Zv’s Top Ten Revelations

1) Coaxial wiring can carry 135 unique HD channels *simultaneously*
2) Each of your video sources will become a unique channel
3) Use off-the-shelf HDTVs without needing anything additional at each TV
• Just tune in the channel that you want
4) Serve an unlimited number of TVs with the same technology the cable
“We were able to distribute our HD company uses to light up an entire city
5) Merge your channel onto an existing cable lineup – share the resource
signal for the Billboard Latin Music
6) To add your new channel
Awards from the production truck • Connect your video source to a ZvPro 280
throughout the venue and backstage • Connect the output of the ZvPro to a “Combiner”
• Connect the other leg of the “Combiner” to the existing cable
in HD using coax!” said Telemundo’s
• A “Combiner” is just a $5 splitter used backwards!
Mike Siegelman. “The pictures were 7) To add a TV
excellent. We were very pleased • Cut the coax near the new TV
• Add a $5 splitter and a piece of coax
with the product.”
• You’re done
8) Coax cable is inexpensive - about 6 cents per foot
• Coax wiring is often already in place, making it… free
9) Coax installation requires simple tools, and no special skills
• Home-run wiring is not required, significantly simplifies deployment
10) For big systems, a $50 off-the-shelf cable amplifier will boost the signal
of all channels, to every display.
“Perfect for what we need.” “Enhanced our image and improved our business.” “ An ideal solution, love the box!”

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1. Power 10. Digital Audio
2. Input Switch 11. Component
3. Active Video Source 12. VGA (RGB)
4. Broadcast Status 13. Analog Audio
5. Active Audio Source 14. USB Autio/Control
6. Error Indication 15. IR Control
7. IR Input 16.RS-232 Serial Control
8. Digital audio 17. AC Input
9. Coax Output
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

ZvPro 280 Specifications Video Encoding Data Rates Input Switching

Variable, 7 Mbs – 30 Mbs IR, RS-232, USB or Front Panel
Video Input Average Encoding Data Rate – 25 Mbps RS-232 Port
Component Video (Y, Pr, Pb) Encoding Latency – Programmable 9,600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
RCA connectors, 75 Ohm 0 to 0.7v 70 msec to 400 msec Hw/Sw flow control supported
Buffered and looped Color Profile – 4:2:0
Resolutions supported: GOP Size – 16
1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i Intra DC Precision – 8 to 11 bit, programmable Power – 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25 Watts
59.94 frames / fields per second Video, Audio PID – Programmable Cooling – Internal fan, front / back flow
Computer VGA (Analog) Program Information – Programmable Mounting
HD-15 connector Content Watermarking – Digital and Visual Detachable rack-mounting ears
75 Ohm RGB 0 to 0.7V Rubber feet for counter or shelf
Audio Encoder Enclosure Type – Metal
Separate H and V sync
Buffered and looped Encoder Audio Profile Enclosure Dimensions
Resolutions supported: ATSC A/52 1.72” H x 17.0” W x 5.75” D
640x480, 720x480, 800x600, 1024x768, Digital Pass-through 4.37 cm H x 43.18 cm W x 14.61 cm D
1152x864, 1176x664, 1280x720, 1280x768, Dolby Digital® (AC-3) 1-5.1 channel, Linear PCM Carton Dimensions
5” H x 21” W x 10” D
1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x768, RF Spectrum Analysis
1440x900 at 60,70,72,75, 85 Hz. 12.7 cm H x 53.34 cm W x 25.4 cm D
Automated spectrum scanning and reporting Shipping Weight – 5.5 lbs (12.13 kg)
1680x1050, 1920x1080 at 60 Hz
across all channels: Operating Temperature
VGA resolutions are broadcast centered in the
Analog, Digital or Empty channel +32° to +113°F (0° to +45°C)
best vertical fit into 1920x1080 or 1280x720 at
Relative channel power Humidity – 10% to 80%, non-condensing
59.94 frames per second
STD / HRC / IRC detection Vibration – NSTA 1A in carton
Audio Input Modulator / Upconverter MTBF – 30,000 hours
SPDIF Digital Audio Compliance
Modulation Types
Physical Connections Safety UL60065
QAM 256 (ITU-T J83 Annex B)
• TOSLINK optical, buffered and looped FCC Class B
Interleaving modes: (64,2) only
• RCA 75 ohm, buffered and looped Part Number ZP280-NA
Cable Standard – HRC, IRC or STD
• USB as PCM audio device Model Name ZvPro 280
Frequency Range
Formats Warranty 3 years
50 – 900 MHz (channels 2-141)
48K bit PCM
2 kHz resolution Proudly designed, engineered and manufactured
AC-3 Pass-through
+/- 30 ppm accuracy in the USA
+/- 35 ppm stability
R / L via RCA, buffered and looped
Output Power – +25 dBmV typical
16-bit 48K bit sampling
Output Level Adjust
0 – 20 dB of attenuation in 5dB steps
Audio inputs can be assigned to either video input
MER 34 dB typical
Video Encoder I/Q Amplitude Imbalance < 1% typical
Encoder Video Profile Amplitude Flatness +/- 1dB over 6 MHz typical
MPEG2 HD Profile 2: ISO13818-2 MP@HL Control/Setup
(1920x1080 or 1280x720)
Powerful Command Line Interface
Traffic Shaping – Variable Bit Rate
RS-232 or USB
Video Transport Bit Rate 38.78 Mbps
Easily remote managed
ZeeVee, Inc.
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Littleton, MA 01460
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