From the Desk of Z3: Cloud Streaming with RTMP

March 2nd, 2015

Quickly becoming a standard among broadcast professionals, RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) streaming was designed to transmit high quality video, audio and data from a video encoder to a video server.

There are many advantages that come with the using the cloud for your encoding and decoding needs. Some benefits include:

  • “Cutting the Cord” – Wireless transmission of video via a video server
  • High Quality Video Transmission- Users can stream H.264 video in resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD
  • Live Video – Ability to watch your video as it is being recorded and stream it quickly to an audience
  • Pre-Recorded Video – ability to play from a storage device, such as SATA
  • Dynamic Streaming Options- Video quality automatically adjusts to the users settings, reducing bandwidth

The figure below demonstrates using RTMP streaming via a web server to display video in real-time on multiple devices.

Cloud Streaming with RTMP

A video encoder, such as the DME-03, receives your video through HDMI. The encoder then transmits your video via RTMP across an Ethernet connection to a streaming server. The server then makes this content available across selected devices.

In order to stream to the cloud your encoder will need to have:

  • Ethernet Port
  • Appropriate Input to Receive Content from Your Video Source, Such as HDMI
  • RTMP Video Signal Output
  • Video Server for Distribution (ex: Wowza®, UStream®)
  • Support for Desired Resolution

The figure above illustrates Z³ Technology’s DME-03 encoder. This product supports resolutions up to 1080p60. View other ZEUS™ video encoders from Z³ Technology.

There are many options available when deciding which server best meets your needs.  If you are planning to use RTMP to stream your video, your service must support this format. Most servers allow you to configure security settings so you can choose where you want your content distributed. Z³ Technology encoders easily integrate with streaming services that support RTMP such as Wowza® or Ustream®.

Whether you are looking to stream a live event or host a video conference, RTMP is a reliable solution for a variety of industries and applications. Some examples include:

  • Broadcasting: Remote locations, live broadcasts, emergency reporting
  • Live Events: Sporting events, concerts, conferences and expos, press conferences
  • Security and Surveillance: Remote monitoring of government, industrial, educational and other facilities
  • Corporate: Meetings and Video Conferences

RTMP allows for streaming professional-quality video over the internet. Z³ Technology offers a variety of video encoders that allow encode via RTMP. Check out all of our ZEUS Video Encoders’ features at


NAB 2015 is Approaching

February 4th, 2015

Z3 Technology Guest Pass BannerThat time of year is approaching again! Z3 Technology demos and products will be on display once again at the 2015 NAB Show April 11-16, 2015. Members of the Z3 Technology Sales and Technical staff will be available to answer your questions. Our booth is located in the South Upper Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at SU11021.

You can get your FREE Exhibits Only pass by using our guest pass code LV7945 prior to March 27th.

Mark your calendars, we will see you in Vegas!

Z3-DM8168-PCI2-RPS Allows for H.264 Encode at 1080p60

February 3rd, 2015


Z3 Technology announced today the immediate availability of the Z3-DM8168-PCI2-RPS, a development system that allows dual encode and single decode of 1080p60 video on media-centric PCI Express applications.  Custom application possibilities include broadcast video encoding and decoding, real-time transcoding, security and surveillance, video conferencing and industrial video processing.

“Utilizing the latest DaVinci™ DM8169 video processor, the Z3-DM8168-PCI2-RPS is a solution for those looking to make custom hardware and software development easier. This system allows for rapid and cost-effective deployment of the customer’s applications,” says Z3 Technology’s CEO Aaron Caldwell. “The Z3-DM8168-PCI2-RPS is designed to allow standalone operation, so that the system can be developed and tested independently of any hosts.”

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TI Tech Days 2014

October 30th, 2014

TI Tech Days 2014  TI Tech Days 2014 booth





TI Tech Days is an annual event held in multiple locations across the United States featuring the latest products and design trends in the embedded multimedia market. Z3 Technology was able to demonstrate our latest in 4K Ultra HD H.264 video encoding and decoding technology at the events in Santa Barbara and Orange County, CA as well as Seattle, WA.

“TI’s Tech Days are an excellent opportunity for customers to learn about the many technologies available from TI.  As a Platinum partner in TI’s Design Network, Z3 Technology is proud to offer video-enabled solutions based on TI’s embedded processors that allow our customers to save time-to-market when integrating proven HW and SW platforms into their systems.  The TI Tech Day in Orange County attracted over 250 customers in 2014, another strong showing in what has been a popular event in this region for many years.”

-Martin Burgos, Z3 Technology Business Development Director

Z3 Technology’s Z3-DM8107-SDI2-RPS

October 22nd, 2014

Z3-DM8107-SDI2-RPS Development SystemProviding the latest in integrated embedded solutions and products, Z3 Technology, LLC announced today the immediate availability of the Z3-DM8107-SDI2-RPS broadcast encoder. The encoder was developed as a video infrastructure solution that works in applications such as broadcast video encoding, medical video, video security and industrial DVR, and industrial video processing.

“With encoding capability of up to 1080p60 or dual channel with 1 channel of 1080i30 and 1 channel of 720p60, the Z3-DM8107-SDI2-RPS supports H.264 BP, MP and HP,” says Aaron Caldwell, CEO, Z3 Technology. “ODM and OEM costs associated with development expenses and time-to-market are significantly reduced with Z3’s application software that comes with our development kits.”

As with all of Z3 Technology’s Rapid Prototyping Systems, the Z3-DM8107-SDI2-RPS consists of a hardware package and software bundle designed to enable rapid development of multimedia applications. Based on the DaVinci™ TMS320DM8107 video processor from Texas Instruments (TI), the hardware provided includes one Z3-DM8107-MOD-0x system-on-module card and a video infrastructure application board, Z3-DM8107-APP-2x, which provides advanced video input/output capabilities.

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Z3 Technology Offers New HDMI™ Encoding Solution with Release of Z3-DME-03 Digital Media Encoder

September 12th, 2014

Z3-DME-03Z3 Technology, a leader in the embedded multimedia market, is proud to announce the release of the Z3-DME-03. This is the latest addition to the ZEUS™ line of H.264 Digital Media Encoders and Decoders. The versatile product has many applications including broadcast encoding, satellite uplink, HD security server, industrial applications and remote monitoring. With encoding capability of up to 1080p60 or dual channel of 1080i30, the Z3-DME-03 supports H.264 BP, MP and HP.

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TI Tech Days 2014

September 10th, 2014

TI Tech DaysTexas Instruments Design Network Partner

When: October 14-15, 2014
Where: Anaheim (14th) and Santa Barbara (15th), CA

We look forward to seeing you at TI Tech days! Z3 Technology will be demonstrating our latest in 4K H.264 video encoding and decoding technology. Stop by our booth and speak with one of our staff to learn about all of Z3’s OEM offerings.

Learn more on the TI Website

See You at NAB 2015!

September 9th, 2014

NAB 2015

NAB 2015

When: April 11-16, 2015
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Booth #: SU11321

Z3 Technology will be back again at The 2015 NAB! Take the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with Z3’s latest innovations in video encoding and decoding.

NAB features exhibitors that represent every sector of the industry. Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Education, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military/Government, Retail, Security, Sports, IT and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to feed the need of next-generation content.

Learn more on the NAB website

SET Expo 2014

August 26th, 2014

SET Expo Graphic

SET Expo

Z3 Technology will join our Distributor, EiTV at the SET Expo in 2014. Look for our ZEUS™ Video Encoders and Decoders at Sala 16.

The SET Expo features companies that are among the top in their industry with over 100 exhibitors in: production, streaming, distribution, network support services, technology and news media.

Z3 Technology at ISC West April 2-4, 2014

March 12th, 2014

Join Z3 Technology at ISC West April 2-4, 2014. We will be demonstrating our newest 4K encoding capability. Find us in the Texas Instruments booth in the Venetian at Bellini 2104.

ISC West