Digital modulation reaches a price point comparable to analog
Online PR News – 05-September-2012 – Littleton, MA --- September 5, 2012 --- – ZeeVee, the leading supplier of digital encoders and QAM Modulators, announces the HDb2380, an eight channel SD digital modulator priced comparable to analog modulators.
The new HDb2380 makes fully digital headends more realistic than ever before. With 8 channels in a sleek 1RU form factor, IP connectivity for local and remote management, front panel configuration, and inputs that allow existing wiring to be simply moved from installed analog modulators, digital upgrades are now easy to perform and afford. Optimized for use with today’s HDTV’s, the HDb2380 converts composite video and analog audio connections into eight digital cable channels broadcast via two Clear QAM frequencies, without need for encryption.
“Most integrators are still combining analog and digital in their headends because the cost of digital signal distribution has been prohibitive” explains Vic Odryna, CEO of ZeeVee. “The HDb2380 solves this problem by combining high quality, fully managed digital video in an affordable, scalable form factor.
Already experiencing significant market penetration with their HDbridge and ZvBox high-definition products, ZeeVee expects their high-density SD encoder to completely eliminate analog technology from headends.
“It’s pretty simple,” says Odryna. “Digital video produces better picture quality than analog. The new HDb2380 offers a superior image and is incredibly easy to use. Combined with its robust management capabilities and affordability, there’s no reason to keep using analog.”
Robert Narzisi, Sales Manager at AMT – a leading North American digital solutions provider – sees tremendous opportunity for ZeeVee’s new product. “Digital headend growth has been limited by two main factors,” he says. “Cost of digital modulation and physical space constraints. The HDb2380 is exactly the kind of intelligent, scalable and affordable solution our customers have been asking for.”
The HDb2380 is available through authorized ZeeVee distributors. See www.zeevee.com for technical specifications and purchasing information.