Soliton Smart Telecaster Zao-S H.265 On Camera Encoder

Jigsaw24 Code: X279AAT / Manufacturer Code: ZAO-S

High quality mobile video streaming can be challenging from remote locations such as news-gathering situations or other live events that may include sports events being filmed over a wide area. Cameras... Read more

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High quality mobile video streaming can be challenging from remote locations such as news-gathering situations or other live events that may include sports events being filmed over a wide area. Cameras may need to provide live video streams from a car, motorcycle, drone or helicopter that are moving at speed. The fluctuating availability of the 3G or 4G cellular network makes it hard with traditional systems to maintain reliable HD quality of live streaming content. The RASCOW algorithm combined with H.265 and its small size and weight, the Zao-S provides high reliability that is easily transportable even on a person or bicycle. It can easily be held in a body strap or mounted directly to the camera.

Smart-telecaster Zao-S, the world's smallest mobile H.265 HEVC hardware encoder that can be attached to any broadcast camera, solves these issues. Thanks to the compression capabilities of H.265, coupled with its RASCOW technology, high quality mobile HD live streaming is possible even in low 3G or 4G bandwidth environments. This makes it a first class product for encoding on the move for reliably streaming live broadcast quality content.

When streaming live events, especially news, a one second delay is very noticeable - Zao-s can provide minimal latency typically half a second but as low as 240ms. Production companies, broadcasters and journalists are no longer getting frustrated with reliability, delay and image quality. Broadcasters and production companies can save money without the need for satellite, RF services or an Outside Broadcast (OB) truck.

Key features ...


Form Factor: Camera Mountable


Connection: HDMI/SDI

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  • HD Format Support: 1920x080, 960x080 (Half-HD, Full motion), 192xu017e540 (Field thinning), 960x540, 640x360, 1280x720, 640x720
  • SD Format Support: 720x480 (Half-SD, full motion)
  • 2K Format Support: No
  • 4K Format Support: No
  • SDI Outputs: No
  • HDMI Output: No
  • Fibre Outputs: No
  • Analogue Outputs: No
  • Analogue Inputs: No
  • Digital Audio: Embedded Audio
  • HDMI Inputs: Embedded Audio
  • SDI Inputs: Embedded Audio
  • Included Software: 1 channel decoding software
  • Analogue Inputs: No
  • Fibre Input: No
  • HDMI Input: Yes
  • SDI Inputs: Yes
  • Form Factor: Camera Mountable
  • Additional Information: Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports a variety of mobile networks such as WCDMA, LTE, 3G, 4G, WiFi, ethernet, etc.
  • Connection: HDMI/SDI
  • SDI Outputs: no
  • Digital Audio : Embedded audio
  • HDMI Outputs: No
  • Analogue Outputs: No
  • What's in the box: Zao-S, bag and cables
  • Compression: H.265 codec


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