Apollo II VGA to QAM Converter
Apollo II™
Real Time VGA Plus Audio to QAM or DVB-C
Converter with 1080i or 720p MPEG-2 Encoder
(1280 x 720 Input). Designed for Real Time MPEG-2
Encoding of Any VGA or DVI Screen and Sending it
Out Via Built In Frequency Agile QAM/DVB-C
Modulator. Output Resolution is 1080i or 720p at
16x9. Designed to Present Information to Many
Viewers from a Computer via QAM or DVB-C
Tuners Built Into All Televisions! Ideal Product to
Present Bus Station Schedules, Class Schedules, or
Any Other Information That Originates in a
Computer. Supports MPEG-1 Layer II Audio in
Via "Dual" Mini DIN Connector.
Features
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Accepts 720p/1080i/480p/480i VGA, Component,
or S-Video/Composite video
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VGA connector in with loopthrough
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Supports analog stereo, digital optical, and coax
audio inputs
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Encodes VGA to a high-definition 720p or 1080i
MPEG-2 stream
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Outputs a fully frequency agile QAM 64/256 digital
cable channel 2-135
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Amplifies for distribution over an on-site
broadband cable system with adjustable output
level to -29 dBmV, compatible with all cable
format broadband systems
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Front-panel buttons and easy to use menus,
including inputs, encoding, channel, and RF options
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Create single-part virtual channels, such as 116, 645
to match Guide channels
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Integrates with RS-232 control and feedback with
simple ASCII commands
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Saves power and rack space using efficient design,
fan-free cooling, and compact enclosure
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Powers up in less than 4 seconds, no OS overhead
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Includes compact switching power supply
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Ships with 1 RU single rack mount
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Meets RoHS safety and California energy standards
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Free option to drive two to four modulators from a
12 VDC 4A power supply
Overview
VGA is the standard video display format for
computers. If one is trying to display VGA display
content on a cable television system there are some
impediments, since the two systems use different
formats.
Our Apollo II is designed to bridge the gap between
these two worlds.
It consists of three elements: 1) Analog to digital
video converter; 2) MPEG-2 encoder; and 3) QAM/
DVB-C modulator.
The Apollo II™ Scaler Modulator is among the first
modulators specifically designed for digital signage
integration. The onboard in-stream scaler ingests
video at PC resolution, converting the output to
1080i or 720p video. In addition the scaler features
up and down-scaling, zoom, shrink, and positioning.
To use this, one merely connects to the “cable”
input of a digital television.
The target application for this product is “digital
signage” since QAM/DVB-C is a very inexpensive
“one to many” content delivery technology. VGA is
a very inexpensive way to create quality and
relevant information.
Applications
Computer-based presentations over HD television
monitors for:

Corporate presentations or training

Trade shows

Digital signage – universities, hotels, retail

Education
Computer Modules, Inc.
11409 West Bernardo Court
San Diego, CA 92127
Tel: 858-613-1818 Fax: 858-613-1815
www.dveo.com
Scaling
Input
Ingest
Processing
Resolutions
Supported
Specifications
RGBHV or Component
Scales to 1080i/720p, 59.94 Hz video for
encoding
Change size, shape, and positioning
1920 x 1080i, 29.97/30 Hz, 25 Hz
1440 x 900 at 60 Hz
1280 x 1024 at 60 Hz
1360 x 768 at 60 Hz
1280 x 768 at 60 Hz
1280 x 720p, 59.94.5, 60 Hz
1152 x 864 at 75 Hz
1024 x 768 at 60, 75 Hz
800 x 600 at 60, 75 Hz
720 x 576p, 50
720 x 480p, 59.94/30 Hz, 25 Hz
640 x 80 at 60, 75 Hz
Video Inputs
RGB
Component
S-Video
Composite
RGBHV DB-15 female, feeds to in-stream scaler,
accepts up to 1920 x 1080 VGA
(1080p input will be scanned as 1450 x 1080)
RCA Pr, Pb, Y (1080i/720p/480p/480i), available if
RGB not wired
Y (Composite), C (Blue Pb) 480i, 29.97 Hz,
available if RGB/Component not wired
RCA female (480i), can be switched with HD input
manually, via RS-232, or with EAS GPI inputs
Audio Inputs
Digital Audio
SPDIF
Audio Left and
Right
Coax and TOS link optical output,
PCM 48K sample rate
Stereo RCA female jacks
Apollo remembers which audio input is assigned
to HD and Video inputs
Video Output
RGB
RGBHV DB-15 female, buffered, from VGA input
RF Out
F connector, female, 75 ohm impedance
Power
RF +29 dBmV to +9 dBmV (adjustable)
Inputs/Outputs
Encoding
Video Encoding
Standards
DB15 Loopthrough
VGA IN
QAM/DVB-C
Out
Ships with
VGA cable
Optional Rack Mounts
Single Unit Rack Mount
Dual Unit Rack Mount
Video Encoding
Bitrate
Audio Encoding
Latency
MPEG-2 Profile: MP@HL for HD, MP@ML for
SD1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i resolution,
depending on input
18 or 25 Mbps
MPEG-1 Layer II
240 ms including tuner spool-up, 720p/1080i
may vary slightly depending on tuner
Modulation
QAM/ Switchable 64/256 QAM, J83 Annex B, Interleaving
DVB-C Modes (128,1) MER 38 dB typical
Front Panel Controls
Controls
Select and directional buttons for menu setup
Menu LCD
2 lines of 20 blue characters each
Physical & Power
Rack Mount
One half RU
Dimensions – Inches
8.5” (W) x 1.73” (H) x 6.0” (D)
Dimensions – Millimeters
216 (W) x 62 (H) x 153 (D)
Weight
1.5 lbs (0.68 Kilograms)
2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
Power 1.1 A Maximum, 11.5 to 13.5 VDC, 12 VDC typical
Includes PS12-1.5 switching power supply, 1.5A 12 VDC
Operating
+32C to 122° F, (0° to 50° C), Convection cooled
Temperature
Conformities FCC Class B, ROHS, meets California standards
Ordering Information
Apollo II – Ships with VGA cable
Apollo II/RM – Apollo II with single unit rack mount
Apollo II/RM2 – Apollo II with dual unit rack mount
Apollo II/-SC – Apollo II without scaler
© 2015 Computer Modules, Inc. DVEO and Apollo II are trademarks of Computer Modules, Inc. All other
trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Computer Modules, Inc.
11409 West Bernardo Court
San Diego, CA 92127
Tel: 858-613-1818 Fax: 858-613-1815
www.dveo.com
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