Z3-DME-01The Z3-DME-01 Digital Media Encoder is a cost-optimized encoder and decoder that supports H.264 High Profile encode resolutions up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. This network-enabled solution provides immediate access to multi-format HD video, integrated system peripherals and production-qualified codecs. It features HD performance, compact size, and low latency while still having less power consumption than a PC-based encoder platform. The Z3-DME-01 is Z³ Technology’s best selling ZEUS™ product and has been featured in multiple applications such as: low-cost broadcast encoders, low-bandwidth video security, satellite uplink, remote monitoring and industrial applications.

Z3 continues to offer innovative platforms with our technology and the Z3-DME-01 is a true example of this. Using our DaVinci TMS32DM368 video processor has enabled Z3 to create a very compact, power efficient but powerful product. This product is perfect for many use cases, including monitoring and streaming needs.”

 -Sean Gardner, Video Infrastructure Business Manager,  Texas InstrumentsTM

Please click on the datasheet link for additional information: Z3-DME-01

Ordering Information

Technical Specifications

Video Encoding

  • 1x HD-SDI Input
  • 1x Composite Input
  • 1x ASI Output
  • 1x Ethernet


  • Supports H.264 BP, MP and HP at 1080i, 1080p30/25, 720p60/50, 576i and 480i
  • Standard Definition encoding for ISDB-T, DVB-H and others
  • Supports MPEG-2 TS, RTP, RTMP and MPEG-2 TS over RTP
  • Supports unicast and multicast
  • Fractional resolutions and frame rates
  • Seamless bit rate and frame rate changes
  • Video Frame Rates (SD): 25i, 29.97i and 30i
  • Video Frame Rates (HD):
    • 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p @ 720p
    • 59.94i and 60i @ 1080i

Audio Encoding

  • Source: Analog Jacks and Embedded SDI Audio

Audio Codecs:

  • AAC-LC ADTS, AAC-LC LATM, PCM, and AC-3 Passthrough
  • Optional Audio Codecs: AAC-HE ADTS, AAC-HE LATM and MP2
  • Audio Bit Rate: 32 to 384 kbps

Video Decoding

  • 1x ASI Input
  • 1x HD-SDI Output
  • 1x Ethernet


  • Supports H.264 BP, MP and HP at 1080i or 1080p30 when used with MVE encoders, the DME-01 or the MVPR-01. Up to 720p30 when used with generic encoders
  • Supports MPEG-2 TS, RTP, RTSP and MPEG-2 TS over RTP
  • Video Frame Rates (SD): 25i, 29.97i and 30i
  • Video Frame Rates (HD):
    • 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p @ 720p
    • 59.94i and 60i @ 1080i

Audio Decoding
Audio Codecs:

  • Audio Bit Rate: 32 to 384 kbps

Network Management:

  • Device IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway

Additional Interfaces:

  • SD Card and RS-232

Software Control:

  • Web Based GUI – configuration and software update
  • SD Card- software update
  • RS-232 – configuration


  • 12V External Power Supply
  • Low power consumption, 4W typical


  • Dimensions- 186 x 123 x 35 mm (7.32 x 4.84 x 1.14 in)
  • Weight- 722 g (1.59 lb)