ZeeVee's Best-Selling HD Modulator Gets Performance Upgrade

Oct 19, 2010, 08:00 ET from ZeeVee, Inc.

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning October 11, 2010 all ZvBox 170s shipped from the ZeeVee factory include the company's new Firmware Version 3.0, delivering improved picture quality and new video adjustments. In addition, all existing ZvBox 170s in the field can be upgraded to the new firmware though a simple download, at no charge.

Based on the same technology used by cable companies and TV stations, ZeeVee's ZvBoxes convert any HD video source into an HDTV cable channel, for distribution over existing coax cabling to any number of HDTVs. The new Zv channel is then simply tuned in at any HDTV. The ability to use existing coaxial cabling and standard HDTVs allows the creation of HD video and digital signage distribution systems at breakthrough pricing.

ZeeVee's new Firmware Version 3.0 allows the ZvBox 170 to recreate fast-action scenes more smoothly, and to deliver better edge definition for moving objects on-screen. The improvements are especially apparent when watching sporting events -- a key benefit since ZvBoxes are widely used to distribute HD sports channels in sports bars and other hospitality settings. The new firmware also allows the user to adjust video settings like contrast and color saturation for each source, right at the ZvBox. The improved picture then flows out to all connected displays- far simpler than adjusting each display individually.

"The new firmware took months of development, but the hard work was well worth it," said Vic Odryna, CEO of ZeeVee, Inc. "At this point the performance of the ZvBox 170 rivals that of HD encoder/modulators costing many times more."

ZvBoxes are commonly used to distribute HD video and digital signage in commercial settings to multiple displays in bars and restaurants, stadiums, arenas, educational settings, corporate centers, hospitality settings, and on campuses, including schools and assisted living facilities. In residential applications ZvBoxes are a great solution for sharing HD video sources like cable box DVR's, DVD Changers and Media Servers amongst all HDTV's in a home.

ZvBoxes are available to value-added resellers through a distribution network including AMT, JB&A, Capitol Sales and AVAD in the US, plus Positive Marketing in Canada, and Duoson in Mexico.

About ZeeVee

ZeeVee, Inc. develops HD video distribution products using broadcast and cable technologies. The ZvPro and ZvBox lines of HD modulators serve the digital signage, private cable operator, and high end residential markets. For more information, visit www.ZeeVee.com.

SOURCE ZeeVee, Inc.