Introducing Z3 Technology's ZEUS Z3-DME-01 Broadcast H.264 Video Encoder, based on TI's DaVinci™ DM368 video processor - Z3 Technology

Introducing Z3 Technology’s ZEUS Z3-DME-01 Broadcast H.264 Video Encoder, based on TI’s DaVinci™ DM368 video processor

Friday, April 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Z3 Technology, a leading provider of video compression solutions, is extending its line of ZEUS products and today announced the immediate availability of the Z3-DME-01 Broadcast H.264 Video Encoder, based on the DaVinci™ TMS320DM368 video processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

The Z3-DME-01 is a cost-optimized Digital Media Encoder. This solution works in multiple applications, such as low-cost broadcast encoders, satellite uplink, HD security video server, industrial applications and remote monitoring. It is now available as a compact 179mm x 123mm x 29mm system that supports H.264 High Profile encode up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. The Z3-DME-01 provides an easy-to-use HTTP-based graphical user interface (GUI), which allows the user remote access to the system for configuration and software updates.

The Z3-DME-01 features multiple I/O interfaces, such as HD-SDI, ASI, Composite and Ethernet. The Z3-DME-01 features HD performance, compact size and low latency while having less power consumption than a PC-based encoder platform.

“The new Z3-DME-01 H.264 encoder is a turn-key solution for real-time encoding and offers OEMs a robust 1080p30 embedded system in a compact form factor,” said Steve Cass, new product manager Z3 Technology. “With the introduction of the ZEUS family of off the shelf products, Z3 Technology now offers the Power of ZEUS to Systems Integrators and Broadcasters.”

“Z3 continues to offer innovative platforms with our technology and the Z3-DME-01 is a true example of this,” said Sean Gardner, business manager, video infrastructure, TI. “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.”

Z3-DME-01 Key Features:

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 other standards
Supports MPEG-2 TS and RTP output
Supports unicast and multicast
Fractional frame rates
Seamless bit rate and frame rate changes
Video Frame Rates: 50Hz, 59.94 or 60Hz
Audio Codecs: AAC-LC ADTS, AAC-LC LATM, PCM and AC-3 Passthru
Audio Bit Rate: 64kbps to 192kbps

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