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ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator

ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator

ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator

B&H # ZEZVBOX170 MFR # ZVBOX-170
ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator

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Product Highlights

  • Distributes an Input to Unlimited HDTVs
  • Turns AV Source into Digital TV Channel
  • Simply Connects to Existing Coax Cabling
  • VGA & Component Inputs
  • Upscales Input to up to 720p HD
  • QAM RF Modulation
  • Input Selection by IR, USB, Front Panel
  • EDID Feedback
  • QAM 256 or QAM 64 6Mhz Channel
  • Frequency Agile from 50 to 864Mhz
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The ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator lets you distribute any VGA or Component input signal, such as a computer or digital signage player signal, to an unlimited amount of HDTVs in a location by simply connecting to existing coax cabling, as opposed to setting up a receiver for each TV. Connecting to existing coax cabling means connecting to the TV linked to that cable, so for every additional TV, you would just need to split your coax output by means of a splitter. ZvBox upscales the input signal to up to 720p HD and employs QAM RF modulation -- turning an AV source into a digital TV channel -- to support HD. Most off-the-shelf TVs come equipped with a QAM tuner to support HD.

The chassis is fan-cooled and made of steel and can be rack mounted with included rack mount set. Some ideal locations for using ZvBox are sports bars, corporate offices, commercial spaces and large homes.

A/V Capture
  • Quick configuration with simple front panel controls
  • Two separate video input paths -- VGA and Component
  • 720p, 480p and 480i on Component input
  • Input selection by IR, USB or front panel
  • EDID feedback to computer or signage player helps eliminate overscan cropping
  • Digital audio inputs
HD MPEG2 Encoding
  • 35Mbps sustained average encoding rate
  • Encoding of PCM audio inputs, pass-through of encoded audio input
  • Digital and visual watermarking for content theft prevention
  • User-settable program information
RF Modulation / Channel Upconversion
  • Well-formed QAM 256 or QAM 64 6Mhz channel inserted onto any blank channel
  • Frequency agile from 50 to 864Mhz (channels 2-135)
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer for scanning the entire cable spectrum for other channels
  • Supports STD, HRC or IRC cable standards
In the Box
ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator
  • Set of Rack Mount Ears
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Video Input 1x Component (Y, Pr, Pb) on RCA connectors, 75 Ohm 0 to 0.7 V
    1x VGA on HD-15 connector, 75 Ohm RGB 0 to 0.7 V, separate H and V sync
    Resolutions Supported Component:
    720p60, 480p, 480i 59.94 frames/fields per second

    VGA:
    640x480, 720x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1176x664, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x768, 1440x900 at 60, 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz, 1680x1050 at 60 Hz

    VGA resolutions are broadcast centered in the best vertical fit into 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p30
    Audio Input SPDIF Digital Audio

    Connections:
    TOSLINK optical, RCA 75 ohm, and USB as PCM audio device

    Formats:
    48 k, 44.1 k, 32 k bit PCM; AC-3 pass-through

    Assignment:
    Audio inputs can be assigned to either video input
    Video Encoder Video profile:
    MPEG2 HD Profile 2: ISO13818-2 MP@HL (1920x1080 or 1280x720)

    Traffic Shaping:
    Variable bit rate

    Video Transport Bit Rate:
    38.78 Mbps in QAM 256, 26.97 Mbps in QAM 64

    Video Encoding Data Rates:
    Variable, 7 Mbs - 38 Mbs

    Average Encoding Data Rate:
    35 Mbps

    Encoding Latency:
    Programmable 100 msec to 400 msec

    Color Profile:
    4:2:0

    GOP Size:
    24

    Intra DC Precision:
    8 to 11 bit, programmable

    Video, Audio PID:
    Programmable

    Program Information:
    Programmable

    Content Watermarking:
    Digital and visual
    Audio Encoder Encoder Audio Profile:
    ATSC A/52

    Digital Pass-Through:
    Dolby Digital (AC-3) 1 to 5.1 channels
    RF Spectrum Analysis Built-in spectrum scanning and reporting across all channels
    Reports analog, digital or open channels STD/HRC/IRC cable plan detection
    Modulator/Upconverter Modulation Types:
    QAM 256, QAM 64 (ITU-T J83 Annex B) Interleaving modes: (64,2) only

    Cable Standard:
    HRC, IRC or STD

    Frequency Range:
    50 - 850 MHz (channels 2-135)
    -- 2 kHz resolution
    -- +/- 30 ppm accuracy
    -- +/- 35 ppm stability

    Output Power:
    +25 dBmV typical

    Output Level Adjust:
    5 - 25 dBmV in 1dBmV steps

    MER:
    36 dB typical

    I/Q Amplitude Imbalance:
    < 1% typical

    Amplitude Flatness:
    +/- 1dB over 6 MHz typical
    Configuration and Control Front Panel Configuration:
    Parameters saved in NV storage

    PC Software:
    USB

    GUI or Command Line:
    Parameters saved in NV storage

    Input Switching:
    Front Panel, IR, or USB
    Power 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25 W
    Cooling Internal fan, side/back flow
    Vibration NSTA 1A in carton
    MTBF 30,000 hours
    Compliance Safety UL60065, FCC Class B
    Mounting Rack-mounting ears (included) Rubber feet for counter or shelf
    Enclosure Metal
    Operating Temperature 32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
    Humidity 10 to 80%, non-condensing
    Dimensions 1.7 x 14.8 x 4.9" (4.3 x 37.6 x 12.5 cm)
    Weight Approx. 5 lb (2.26 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 10.0 x 5.2"

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