ZeeVee used InfoComm 2018 to underline its strength in the distribution sector by highlighting its Third Gen ZyPer4K Video Distribution Encoders and Decoders. This SDVoE solution now serves thousands of endpoints in stadium, enterprise, digital signage, healthcare and other applications.

“At every show, it’s new products that get a lot of attention with promises to deliver new levels of performance and a better way of doing things,” says ZeeVee CEO Bob Michaels. “But what really gets integrators excited are products with proven performance and rock-solid reliability. Our ZyPer4K is a great case in point – no other AVoIP encoders and decoders on the market have as much history in demanding real world applications.”

The maker points out that the ZyPer4K SDVoE encoder and decoder deliver uncompressed 4K content with sub-1ms latency to an unlimited number of displays directly through off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switches. The ZeeVee team ran live demonstrations during the show delivered over Ethernet switches from fellow SDVoE founding member, NETGEAR, including its 96, 48, 12 and 8 port AV over IP ready 10gb switches.

Using industry standard CAT 6a cables or fibre, the ZyPer4K can send AV from HDMI (with full HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 capability), SDI, DisplayPort, and analogue sources, over standard 10g Ethernet switches, to virtually any number of displays that can be up to 100 meters away from the switch.

The ZyPer4K also provides the option to extend USB, IR and RS232 connections over the network for the use and control of connected devices such as displays, keyboards/mice, and cameras.

ZeeVee is keen to underline its real world credentials

In addition, each ZyPer4K encoder and decoder unit has a 1Gb network port that can be used for any IP network device including digital signage media players, IP Cameras, video/audio conferencing equipment and even Wi-Fi network equipment without extra cabling.

ZeeVee says the ZyPer4K’s sophisticated scaling algorithms and ZyPer4K Management Platform combine for seamless creation and management of video walls of up to 25 screens, and also provides a robust API that any third party controller can use, including those from SAVI, a key partner that will be highlighted in ZeeVee’s InfoComm booth.

With Switchable USB, protocols from Icron, video and USB 2.0 signals can be dynamically switched at the same time with the benefits of the ExtremeUSB suite of features, including transparent USB extension, true plug and play functionality (no software drivers required) and compatibility with all major operating systems, including Windows, macOS and Linux.

“At ZeeVee, we can offer distinct advantages in ZyPer4K product development that is informed by our extensive practical experience through a great number of installations across many industries,” adds Bob. “From the beginning these encoders and decoders outperformed the expectations of the market, and they’ve gotten even better over time.”