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NDAA-Compliant H.265 4K Camera Encoder Released

Published: 12 Aug 2021 by

Z3 Technology video encoderZ3 Technology has launched a new H.265 video encoder system that supports 4K and HD resolutions. The US-made Z3-Q603-RPS is compliant with the National Defense Authorization Act, and is ideal for providing UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems with embedded streaming and recording capabilities.

The Z3-Q603-RPS is Z3’s most compact offering, weighing just 43 grams with dimensions of 50x40x38 mm. The system features Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232, and RS-485 interfaces, and can be controlled via a web GUI, Serial/SSH, ONVIF or an API.

Offering the lowest bandwidth compression technology, the Z3-Q603-RPS can encode LVDS, HDMI or Composite video. The versatile design allows simultaneous steaming and video recording, and the unit also supports Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ). To enhance video quality and efficiency, users can utilize features like Region of Interest (ROI), live video preview in the web GUI and integrated Sony VISCA camera controls.

Aaron Caldwell, CEO of Z3 Technology, commented: “This new camera system is unique with the high-quality video support powered by Sony, paired with the flexibility it provides our customers. Whether they are integrating in ruggedized embedded video applications and need video with timestamp or GPS coordinates, or in a UAV setting where the camera needs to be remotely controlled via IP, the Z3-Q603-RPS has them covered.”

John Monti, Director of Visual Imaging Solutions at Sony Electronics, said: “Z3’s new encoder ideally makes use of Sony’s latest industrial zoom camera blocks, including the new FCB-EW9500H and FCB-EV9500M devices, offering up to 50x Enhanced Optical Zoom with sophisticated, multi-axis image stabilization. The combination of Sony image capture with Z3’s flexible, small encoder solutions is ideally suited for today’s compact embedded imaging systems including unmanned vehicles designed for surface, water and flight navigation.”

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