Soliton Systems smart-telecaster Zao

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Soliton Systems smart-telecaster Zao

Soliton Systems’ smart-telecaster Zao is a mobile HEVC transmitter for streaming live broadcasts direct from cameras over multiple traditional mobile 3G or 4G networks. Ideal for news and sports environments, Zao was the first global mobile H.265 hardware-based transmitter that can be mounted on the camera, or reside in a backpack.

With an HDMI or SDi input direct from the camera, it bonds together multiple SIMs from multiple and different 3G or 4G mobile phone carriers to provide a single pipeline onto the internet. It is also an H265 encoder that is way more efficient than traditional H264. This means it can deliver SDI to the broadcasting centre with much lower latency and lower bandwidth requirements than traditional means – and will maintain a high quality picture resolution, even when the mobile signal becomes poor.

An SDi signal can be re-produced in full HD at the broadcast centre, with embedded audio, within 0.5 secs, over a combined bandwidth of 3-4Mb/sec.  We believe this to be quite impressive!

No longer do you need expensive satellite connections, OB trucks or complicated technology to deliver full HD in real time from the camera. The Zao product (named, by the way, after a Japanese mountain)  can either be camera mounted or can reside in its own mini rucksack that comes with the unit for ease of carriage. The Zao, weighing 900g, is a truly mobile transmitter.

The decoding software can be installed on a Windows server with an SDi output.

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Specifications

Smart-telecaster Zao

VIDEO CODEC
H.265 Main Profile

VIDEO INPUT RESOLUTION
HD-SDI, HDMI, 1080i 59.94/50, 720p 59.94/50, 480i /59.94, 576i /50

VIDEO FORMATS
HD-SDI, HDMI, PAL/NTSC

AUDIO CODEC
Vorbis

AUDIO INPUT
Embedded Audio

MULTILINK
Up to 7 lines; 6 x 3G,4G,LTE, Wireless LAN, 1 Wired LAN

SUPPORTED TECHNOLOGY
CDMA, 3G,4G,LTE, Wi-Fi, Wired LAN, Inmarsat BEGAN

AUTHENTICATION
Passphrases (up to 32 characters)

ENCRYPTION
AES 256 bit

PROTOCOL
UDP/IP (RASCOW)

CONTROL
Full monitoring and control using OLED screen, smartphone application, web-based remote control

PREVIEW
Video Preview, cellular status including throughput, network delay etc

DIMENSIONS
123mm x 160mm x 46mm

WEIGHT
900g

Smart-telecaster HD View

VIDEO CODEC
VP8, H.265

CONNECTION POSSIBLE PRODUCT
Smart-telecaster Zao, Smart-telecaster iOS ML

DELAY
240msec ~ 30000msec

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
OS; Windows 7 Pro, CPU; Intel Xeon, Memory; 8GB+ * *Four of the same physical memory is required

EXTERNAL OUTPUT
Blackmagic Design Decklink Quad (4 out put) by SDI or HD-SDI