Smart-telecaster ZAO

Encrypted H Live Video streaming

Smart-telecaster ZAO, in use by many global law enforcement and public safety workers, enables secure live video mobile transmission from a remote location, drone or moving vehicle back to a command and control centre.

  • Mobile and Rugged

    At 400 grammes and complete with internal battery, the Zao-S simply attaches to the HDMI output or HD-SDI output of the camera.

  • Latest Compression

    Uses H.265 HEVC that is 50% more efficient than traditional H.264 MPEG-4 encoding

  • Mitigate 4G risk

    Uses up to 3 SIM cards from different providers that the Zao-S will “bond” together as a single connection and will split video between the mobile carriers based on the real time 4G availability on each carrier.

  • Receiving End Options

    Receiving end requires HD View, Cloud VMS+, Cloud CVS, or Cloud View.

  • ONVIF

    The receiver end can provide an H.265 ONVIF compliant stream for use with COTS Video management Systems (VMS).

  • Secure

    Can encrypt to AES256 ensuring the live stream is fully secure during transmission.

  • Highly Reliable even in crowded or low signal environments

    Uses internal RASCOW algorithm to optimise video stream based on both the 3G/4G availability and latency required. Can live stream in even the most challenging of 3G/ 4G LTE availability, even as low as 250kb/sec. The Zao goes up to 10MB/sec and is ideal for video with a lot of movement (pursuits etc.) with broadcast quality.

  • Other functionality

    + Wifi and/or Satellite (BGAN, K.SAT)
    + Remote web management
    + Comes with Vmount plates for use with external (camera) batteries.

What the Zao does for Mobile Surveillance

Challenges live mobile video streaming

Reliable live streaming can be challenging in remote locations or congested areas such as stadiums or crowed areas such as public events and festivals that need good quality and low delay video streaming. A camera may need to live stream from a body-cam, car, motorcycle, drone or helicopter and the fluctuating availability of the 3G or 4G cellular network makes it hard with traditional systems to maintain the HD quality of live streaming content from temporary or mobile video surveillance cameras. Want to know how you could solve these challenges?
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Specefications Smart-telecaster ZAO

Decoder, Remote management & two-way audio

 

Key features Smart-Telecaster Zao-S:

Real time mobile HD video transmission direct from the camera

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video H265 HEVC encoder that compresses video in real-time enabling full HD live video streaming to anywhere in the world, while on the move.

Lightweight and small

Due to its lightweight (about 350g) and portability, the Zao-S can be carried either on body strap or can be mounted on a camera and connect either via HD-SDI or HDMI to the camera.

Supports H.265 video compression standard

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is equipped with the H.265 video compression standard. H.265 technology improves encoding and compression by approximately 50% compared to H.264 compression. As a result HD picture quality can be maintained even when the mobile phone signal strength becomes low and with very low latency (0.3 seconds).

RASCOW technology

Smart-telecaster Zao-S connects up to 3 SIM cards via external dongles that can be bonded together to form a single connection via 3G, 4G or WiFi. RASCOW technology monitors the changing mobile signal strength in real time and adapts the most optimum bonded combination of the 3G, 4G and WiFi connections. As a result the quickest and most reliable delivery across the internet is given to the decoding platform. This continues to give reliable video contribution even when signal strengths becomes low or fluctuates rapidly.

Easy to carry

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video encoder. The specially strap that comes with the product is easy to carry and operate.

Power saving

Smart-telecaster Zao-S  contains on internal battery and external battery

Advanced connectivity

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports a variety of mobile networks such as WCDMA, LTE, 3G, 4G, WiFi, ethernet, etc.

Multi-Link technology

With multi-link technology in Smart-telecaster Zao-S you can use up to 3 mobile data cards simultaneously. This strongly improves the quality of broadcasting under weak signal conditions.

Receives multiple video streams

At the receiving end, Soliton has a choice of decoders – HD View (1 channel and 4 channel – on premise),  Cloud VMS+ (ONVIF compliant on-premise install or cloud), Cloud View (cloud only), and Cloud CVS (cloud only).

Supports 1080i standard for full HD TV

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports the HD-SDI/HDMI (1080i/1080p/720p) video standard for full HD TV achieving unprecedented high quality digital video.

Secure communications

To guarantee secure communications Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports authentication and encryption(AES 256bit).

Live with your Smartphone

STC for ML CAM for iPhone and Zao Android App as an alternative or in conjunction with external cameras with the Zao-S  for live streaming from the smartphone itself.

Smart-telecaster ZAO-S key specifications

ITEM SPECIFICATION EXTRA INFO
Encoding system H.265 Main Profile
Pixel (NTSC) 720×480, 360×480 (Half-SD, Full motion) 720×240 (Field thinning)
Pixel (PAL) 720×576, 720×288, 360×576 (Half-SD, Full motion), 720×288 (Field thinning)
Pixel (HD) *50i and 59.94i 1920×1080, 960×1080 (Half-HD, Full motion), 1920×540 (Field thinning), 960×540, 640×360, 1280×720, 640×720
Video output BlackmagicDesign: Decklink Quad 2, Decklink Studio 4K, UltraStudio Express, UltraStudio Mini Monitor
Signal mode 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 480/59.94i, 576/50i (Depending on the input signal of the transmitter
Driver version SPECIFICATIONS - Driver version - BlackmagicDesign Desktop Video 10.9.3 and 10.11 (Windwos10 1803 or later)
Bit Rate 200kbps~5Mbps
HD View Single User registration form
Field Rate Maximum 59.94fps(59.94i)/50fps(50i)
Circuit type WCDMA, LTE, Wireless LAN, Wired LAN, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, BGAN
Error correction ARQ
Protocol UDP/IP(RASCOW)
Encryption AES256bit
Authentication Passphrazes (Up to 32 characters)
Multilink Up to 3 lines
Connecting function Manual connection, Automatic connection on Startup or Abnormal disconnecting
Noncommunication continuing time Up to 60 seconds
Item Specification
Supply Voltage DC10.5V ~ DC17V Exclusive AC Adapter: DC15V/2.7A Exclusive External Battery: DC14V/3A
Power Consumption Operation(USB Maximum Load): About 35W Operation(Charging):About 25W Operation(Normal):About 13W Standby(Power OFF):About 250uA USB Load depens on the connected devices
Operating Time Operation(ON-AIR): About 1 hour Standby: 90 days USB modem x 3 Average operation
Dimension (W/H/D) 78mm(W) x 123.5mm(H) x 35.5mm(D) Without Projection
Body weight About 410g Including Jacket
Product weight About 330g Unit weight
Temperature and humidity for Use 0 to +40℃ / 20 to 80%RH Without condensation
Temperature and humidity for conservation -20 to +60℃ / 10 to 80%RH Without condensation
Waterproof /Drip-proof No

 

 

Key features Smart-Telecaster Zao-S:

 

Real time mobile HD video transmission direct from the camera

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video H265 HEVC encoder that compresses video in real-time enabling full HD live video streaming to anywhere in the world, while on the move.

Lightweight and small

Due to its lightweight (about 350g) and portability, the Zao-S can be carried either on body strap or can be mounted on a camera and connect either via HD-SDI or HDMI to the camera.

Supports H.265 video compression standard

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is equipped with the H.265 video compression standard. H.265 technology improves encoding and compression by approximately 50% compared to H.264 compression. As a result HD picture quality can be maintained even when the mobile phone signal strength becomes low and with very low latency (0.5 seconds).

Secure communications

To guarantee secure communications Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports
authentication and encryption(AES 256bit).

ONVIF

With the Cloud VMS+product (that can be installed in the Cloud or on-premise at the receiving end), the transmitter can operate as an ONVIF device making it compatible with most COTS available VMS systems.

RASCOW technology

Smart-telecaster Zao-S connects up to 6 SIM cards via external dongles that can be bonded together to form a single connection via 3G, 4G or WiFi. RASCOW technology monitors the changing mobile signal strength in real time and adapts the most optimum bonded combination of the 3G, 4G and WiFi connections. As a result the quickest and most reliable delivery across the internet is given to the decoding platform. This continues to give reliable video contribution even when signal strengths becomes low or fluctuates rapidly.

Easy to carry

Smart-telecaster Zao-S is a portable video encoder. The specially strap that comes with the product is easy to carry and operate.

Power saving

Smart-telecaster Zao-S  contains on internal battery and external battery

Advanced connectivity

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports a variety of mobile networks such as WCDMA, LTE, 3G, 4G, WiFi, ethernet, etc.

Multi-Link technology

With multi-link technology in Smart-telecaster Zao-S you can use up to 3 mobile data cards simultaneously. This strongly improves the quality of broadcasting under weak signal conditions.

Receives multiple video streams

Our Smart-telecaster Zao-S  viewing software can receive up to 4 video streams from 4 different camera units at the same time.

Supports 1080i standard for full HD TV

Smart-telecaster Zao-S supports the
HD-SDI/HDMI (1080i/1080p/720p) video standard for full HD TV achieving unprecedented high quality digital video.

Technology for optimized mobile communications

Key-features of RASCOW technology

Our technology for optimized mobile communication is called RASCOW (Real-time Auto-Speed Control based on Waterway model). RASCOW technology automatically balances the load between various network base stations during live broadcasting. This allows unprecedented stability in image transmission, even under network congestion or weak network signals.

ZAO Case Studies
The ZAO can be used in many ways, by just as many different customers. You can find some uses here, namely:

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