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ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator

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
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

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

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

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

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:

GOP Size:

Intra DC Precision:
8 to 11 bit, programmable

Video, Audio PID:

Program Information:

Content Watermarking:
Digital and visual
Audio Encoder Encoder Audio Profile:

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:

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

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:

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)
ZeeVee ZvBox 170 Combo HD MPEG2 Encoder / QAM Modulator
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  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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