ZeeVee HDB2540-NA
HDb2540 4 Channels HD 720p Digital Encoder - Modulator


The HDbridge™ 2000 Series encoder / modulators from ZeeVee are designed especially for high channel density environments where rapid deployment, advanced management and compatibility are critical — you can practically feel the confidence that’s built into every unit!

The front panel color display gives you complete status in one glance. You can also use it to set RF channels, adjust power levels and configure delay matched audio settings. To configure and manage multiple channels simultaneously - locally or remotely, individually or in unlimited stacks - use Maestro, ZeeVee's multibox management software. You can also set channel names, RF output and IP/network information.

ZeeVee HDb2540 Features:

  • QAM or DVB-T/C modulator (varies by region)
  • Up to 4 total channels
  • Maestro multibox management software - local orremote configuration and management
  • Color LCD for front-panel configuration andat-a-glace monitoring and status
  • Breakthrough Cable Management - Each model utilizes achoice of hydra AV cables (extend from a full sized DIN connector to 7 inputs- component HD video, analog and digital audio) or DIN VGA cables.
  • Ethernet port – for configuration and remotemanagement
  • Analog and Digital Audio - internally encoded andbroadcast as AC-3 or MPEG-1 Layer 2 (varies by region)
  • Integrated Closed Caption support – required for ADAcompliance in many applications.
  • Two year warranty
  • Proudly designed in Massachusetts and built in the USA

NOTE: *International models are compatible with various broadcast standards.

Additional Features:

A/V Capture

  • HDb2540 - Four Component or VGA video inputs - 720p,480p/i
  • Integrated Closed Caption support
  • Analog and Digital Audio

Digital MPEG2 Encoding

  • Up to 36Mbps sustained average encoding rate
  • Audio encoded into AC-3
  • User-settable program information

RF Modulation / Channel Upconversion

  • Well-formed QAM 256 6Mhz channel, inserted onto anyblank channel
  • Frequency agile from 50 to 858Mhz (Channels 2-135)
  • Supports STD, HRC or IRC cable standards

ZeeVee HDb2540 Specifications:

Video Input

  • Component Video x4: DIN connector HDbridge end, RCAconnectors for HD source (720p)
  • Computer VGA (Analog) x4: HD-15 connector, 75 Ohm RGB0 to 0.7V, Separate H and V sync
  • VGA Resolutions Supported: 640x480, 720x480, 800x600,1024x768, 1152x864, 1176x664, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960,1280x1024, 1360x768, 1440x900 at 60 70, 72, 75, 85 Hz.
  • VGA resolutions are broadcast centered in the bestvertical fit into 1920x1080p30 or 1280x720p60.
  • Closed Caption: EIA/CEA-608 captions accepted over composite videoinput

Audio Input

  • Stereo Analog and Digital Audio x4: DIN connector HDbridge end, RCAconnector, 75 Ohm 0 to 0.7v at Audio source. Internally encoded into Dolby®Digital AC-3

Video Encoder

  • Encoder Video Profile: MPEG2 HD Profile 2: ISO13818-2MP @ HL
  • Traffic Shaping: Variable Bit Rate
  • Video Transport Bit Rate: 38.78 Mbps
  • Video Encoding Data Rates: Variable, 10 Mbs - 24 Mbsper channel
  • Average Encoding Data Rate: 18 Mbs per channel
  • Encoding Latency: Programmable 100 msec to 400 msec
  • Color Profile: 4:2:0
  • GOP Size: 16
  • Video, Audio PID: Programmable
  • Program Information: Programmable

Audio Encoder

  • Encoder Audio Profile: ATSC A/52, Dolby(r) Digital (AC-3)


  • Modulation Types: QAM 256 (ITU-T J83 Annex B)Interleaving modes: (64,2) only
  • Cable Standard: HRC, IRC or STD or User defined(varies by region)
  • Frequency Range:  
      -  4 paired, frequency agile QAM RF CATV
      -  2 kHz resolution
      -  +/- 30 ppm accuracy
      -  +/- 35 ppm stability
  • Output Power: +45 dBmV typical
  • Output Level Adjust: 25 - 45 dBmV in 1dBmV steps
  • MER: 38 dB typical
  • I/Q Amplitude Imbalance: < 1% typical
  • Spectral Tilt: <= 1dB over 6MHz typical


  • Network interface:
      -  10/100 mb Ethernet via RJ45 connection
      -  IP address via DHCP or set by user
      -  HTML/Javascript served web interface for easy configuration
      -  Telnet connection for CLI scripting
      -  Easy firmware updates
      -  All settings saved in NV storage
  • Front Panel Color Display: Quickly obtain status at a glance


  • Power: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 60W max.  30WTypical. IEC 60320-C14
  • Cooling: Dual Internal cooling fans, Front Inlet,Rear Exhaust
  • Mounting: Rack ears shipped attached. 1RU high
  • Enclosure Type: Metal
  • Enclosure Dimensions: 1.72" H x 17.33" W (withoutrack mount ears) x 9.9" D / 43.6mm H x 440.2mm W x 251.5mm D
  • System Weight: 6.25lb / (2.84 kg)
  • Carton Dimensions (individual): 4.25" H 30.875" W12.125" D / 108 mm H 785 mm W 308 mm D
  • Shipping Weight: 7.88 lbs (3.58 kg)
  • Temperature/Humidity: Operating +32F to +113F (0C to+45C) / 10% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Vibration: NSTA 1A in carton
  • MTBF: 45,000 hours
  • Compliance: FCC Class A
  • Part number: HB2540-NA
  • Model name: HDb2540
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