ZeeVee Set to Shine in ISE 2013 Debut; Releases HDbridge 2000 Series Encoders/Modulators
New Series Combines up to Four HD Channels per Unit, Superior Cable Management, and Remote Configuration, While Lowering Costs of Deploying HD Video by Utilising Existing Coax
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 29 January 2013 — ZeeVee, North America’s leading manufacturer of digital video distribution products, today announced its European debut at ISE 2013 (Stand 1-K5) and is looking to develop a footprint with local resellers and distributors. The company will be introducing four new HDbridge 2000 Series encoders/modulators which support the main European standard for smarter, higher-density broadcast transmission of HD video over coaxial cable.
Designed for a wide range of applications in the Pro-AV, digital signage and broadcast markets, the units offer compatibility with existing technologies to lower costs, while providing a host of new features for faster deployment and advanced management.
On display for the first time, the units each broadcast up to four HD (1080p/i or 720p) channels. They can be easily combined to distribute hundreds of channels over existing coaxial cabling to an unlimited number of HDTVs, drastically lowering the cost of deployment and simplifying installations. MPEG2 video and AC3 audio encoding ensure compatibility with any HDTV worldwide.
In a single 1RU chassis, the HDb2620 and HDb2640 offer two and four 1080p/i channels respectively, while the HDb2520 and HDb2540 provide two and four 720p channels. For rapid deployment, all channels can be set at once. Offering a breakthrough in cable management, the new HD encoders/modulators feature commercial-grade DIN connectors that fan to both digital and analogue audio for maximum flexibility, and component and composite video. The result is dramatically reduced wiring in the rack, faster deployments, and easier diagnostics.
With their high-channel density, the new HDbridge 2000 Series encoders/modulators are ideal for cost-effective, local broadcasting of HD channels in a wide variety of environments, including sports bars, educational and corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, hotels and stadiums. The HDb2620/40 and HDb2520/40 join the previously released HDb2380 8-channel digital SD (480i) modulator/encoder, which is now shipping. For improving picture quality while adding management capabilities, the HDb2380 can upgrade an entire analogue headend to digital channels at a low cost comparable to analogue modulation.
“After two years of intensive R&D, we are proud to introduce the most powerful, intelligent, and scalable HDbridge yet,” said Vic Odryna, CEO for ZeeVee. “The market has clearly indicated a strong desire for an easy and cost-effective upgrade path from analogue to digital. The HDbridge 2000 Series answers the call by simplifying deployments, reducing points of failure, and enhancing management capability.”
“It’s important for our existing customers to know that we will continue to provide full support for our current HDbridge family. However, for a comparable price, the new HDbridge 2000 Series offers a number of advantages, including higher channel density, improved space efficiency, robust management, superior sound quality, faster deployment and greater flexibility,” added Odryna. “Furthermore, the HDbridge 2000 Series is specifically designed for compliance with international standards, allowing us to bring the benefits of our technology to the European market for the first time. We’re very much looking forward to introducing the HDbridge 2000 to the European market during ISE 2013 and meeting with attendees throughout the show.”
All HDbridge 2000 Series units also feature Web-based Maestro headend management software, which provides local and/or remote management of every channel simultaneously. For end users, tuning is simple via an HDTV’s own built-in tuner, while a front-panel LCD provides channel status. Offering high reliability, the units feature steel rack-mount enclosures, robust internal power supplies, and fan cooling.
The HDbridge 2000 Series will be on display in the ZeeVee stand 1-K5 at ISE 2013. More information about ZeeVee and its products is available at http://www.zeevee.com/.
ZeeVee is a leading manufacturer of digital encoders and QAM Modulators, making digital broadcast technology available for commercial deployment throughout campus facilities. The company’s HD/SD encoders and RF modulators convert video sources such as satellite receivers and digital signage players into digital cable channels that are broadcast over existing coax cabling to an unlimited number of HDTVs and are installed in thousands of applications including corporate centers, sports bars, academia, assisted living, stadiums, casinos, hospitals, houses of worship, hotels, fitness centers, digital signage, and more. More information is available at www.zeevee.com.