Providing a bridge to customers for the process of upgrading from RF distribution to AV over IP, ZeeVee has unveiled the ZvMXE+, a set top box that decodes both RF and IP HD content. The device, which supports three compression formats, including H.264, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, enables instant viewing of channels once it is plugged into the display and connected to a network.
It also auto-discovers IP feeds generated from ZeeVee’s ZyPerMX, ZyPerMX4, HDbridge3000 H.264 and MPEG2 blades; and the iSeries models of ZeeVee’s popular RF products, automatically creating a lineup of available content. Additional channels and streams can be added manually. It also supports many kinds of IPTV programs.
Physical inputs include both F-type connectors for RF and RJ45 for Ethernet; outputs include HDMI for connection to the display and a 3.5mm jack providing analog stereo audio. A USB connection is also provided for firmware updates. An infrared remote control with programmable buttons allows direct control of the television and channels can also be controlled remotely via IP commands delivered via the network. The ZvMXE+ is powered by an external AC Adapter (12V/1.0A) included with the device.
The ZvMXE+ is available now for $199 and here are the specs.