Soliton ZAO-S

Smart Telecaster ZAO-S

Smart-telecaster Zao-S, the world’s smallest mobile H.265 HEVC hardware encoder, enables full HD live video mobile transmission of live events via 4G from remote locations, to anywhere in the world, with a simple unit attached to the camera.


Smart-telecaster Zao-S, the world’s smallest mobile H.265 HEVC hardware encoder, enables full HD live video mobile transmission of live events via 4G from remote locations, to anywhere in the world, with a simple unit attached to the camera.

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).

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) 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 is now available in the App store for mobile video transmission just using your iPhone.

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
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