ZeeVee launched four new ZvPro models that are all built on the HDbridge 2000 Series backbone. The first two are the ZvPro 820 and 810 both of which can encode and modulate (and send) unencrypted HDMI signals via coax (RF). The other two, the 620 and 610, only do component and VGA inputs. All of them claim to accept and broadcast 1080p/i, 720p and/or 480p/i video.
New ZvPro models are compliant with QAM and DVB-C standards and they are frequency-agile. They include 45 dBmV of output power plus integrated closed-captioning support, MPEG2 video and AC3 or MPEG 1 layer 2 audio encoding (varies by region), full color front-panel LCD with local and/or web-based configuration and fan cooling. Tuning is simple via an HDTV’s own built-in tuner, requiring nothing at each HDTV nor any home-run wiring. Units can be easily combined to distribute hundreds of channels over existing coaxial cabling to an unlimited number of HDTVs, drastically lowering the cost of deployment and simplifying installations.
All of them will likely ship in Q3. Details of the products are here.