Smart-telecaster Zao-S
Enhancing Mobility for
Live Video Over 4G/5G.

Smart-telecaster Zao-S, the world’s smallest mobile H.265 HEVC hardware encoder, enables full HD live video mobile transmission of public safety events via multiple 4G carriers from remote locations While On the Move, including body cams, vehicles, helicopters, and drones back to a command and control center, with a simple unit attached to the camera.

Our Product Features

1. Mobile and Rugged

At 400 grams and complete with internal battery, the Zao-S simply attaches to the HDMI output or HD-SDI output of the camera.

2. Secured

Can encrypt to AES256 ensuring the live stream is fully secure during transmission


RASCOW controls the load automatically according to the network situation for each channel, even if different mobile services are used, bandwidth synthesis with low-latency is possible.

4. Zao Cloud View

Smart-telecaster Zao is the world’s first H.265/HEVC hardware encoder.
The Zao simply attaches to the camera to enable full HD live video mobile transmission of live events to anywhere in the world. It includes H.265/HEVC mobile transmission units for streaming live video for outside broadcast, such as for live news gathering and live sports contribution. The Zao encodes and streams over multiple standard 3G and 4G (LTE) mobile networks, Wi-Fi and/or satellite solutions providing extreme reliability, even at low bit rates, with a very low latency. The Zao-S is a tiny encoder that can be used with multiple LTE networks – it weighs only 400 grams and can live stream worldwide from remote locations.

5. Highly Reliable

Uses internal RASCOW algorithm to optimise video stream based on both
the 3G/4G availability and latency required. Can live stream in even the most challenging of 3G/ 4G LTE availability, even as low as 250 kb/sec, up to a maximum of 5MB/sec. Ideal for street surveillance, special operations, drone operations and facial recognition.

6. Other functionality

- Wifi and/or Satellite (B.GAN/K.SAT), LAN port configurable via USB.

- Remote Web Management.

- Comes with internal and external batteries, bag, cables, PSU, and USB to LAN convertor.

The Whitepaper

Smart-telecaster Zao-S Tech Spec

Soliton Systems’ service contracts provide partners with technical support, new software versions, firmware upgrades and the possibility to return failing hardware.