Z-Band Wows Viewers With High Definition Video Over Computer Networks

October 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Z-Band's latest product, the HD860 video hub, is turning heads. The new addition to their video distribution systems enables high definition television (HDTV) to be distributed over twisted pair cable, which is commonly used by computer networks. Z-Band recently demonstrated their technology at InfoComm 2007, where excited onlookers gathered to watch brilliant pictures on flat-screen, high definition televisions.

Traditionally, video is distributed over coax (coaxial) cable, while computer data is transmitted using a twisted pair cable such as CAT 5 and CAT 6 (category 5/6). This requires a building to be wired separately for both video distribution and computer data. Z-Band uses a patented radio frequency (RF) broadband technology to send regular and high definition video over twisted pair cable, significantly reducing wiring costs.

With the HD860, Z-Band has made upgrading to HDTV a snap. The video hub can be plugged into an existing CAT 6 or CAT 7 network and will send analog and 1080 HDTV signals for up to 100 meters. Also, Z-Band's products eliminate the need for expensive decoders or encoders and do not reduce the overall bandwidth of a computer network.

Headquartered in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Z-Band has helped a global list of clients with video distribution for hotels, casinos, hospitals, dormitories, schools, condominiums, and financial institutions. Z-band also works with state and federal government agencies to reduce their video distribution costs. For more information or product demonstrations, visit www.z-band.com.