ZeeVee Product Line Update Enables Interoperability With Monroe Electronics' One-Net™ EAS System

ZeeVee not only boasts a unique watermarking technology, but also offers the only Clear-QAM solution approved by both DirecTV and Dish Network.

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y., and LITTLETON, Mass. - March 6, 2014 - Monroe Electronics today announced that ZeeVee, the industry's leading manufacturer of digital HD video encoder/modulators, is offering an update that makes Emergency Alert System (EAS) capability available across its ZvPro and HDbridge2000 series at no additional cost. The new update enables ZeeVee's competitively priced systems to interface with the Monroe One-Net EAS/CAP encoder/decoder via Monroe's unique EAS-Net™ protocol.

"Adding EAS continues our tradition of providing ongoing functionality improvements across all ZeeVee models, and it is especially satisfying to be able to offer an upgrade of this magnitude for no additional charge," said ZeeVee CEO Bob Michaels. "Protection of lives is a significant priority for our customers - and one they shouldn't have to pay extra for in a state-of-the art-video distribution system."

ZeeVee not only boasts a unique watermarking technology, but also offers the only Clear-QAM solution approved by both DirecTV and Dish Network. The company has once again set the industry standard by including EAS as a standard feature of its encoders/modulators. Within the streamlined EAS workflow supported by this feature, the Monroe One-Net system receives emergency alert information and processes then transmits the proper EAS information to the ZeeVee encoder/modulators, which broadcast that alert to all televisions being served. A properly authorized operator can also generate custom alert messages with Monroe's Custom Message option.

"Using our One-Net /EAS-Net combination with ZeeVee products, cable operators and campus television stations can implement industry-leading EAS technology simply and at a very attractive price point," said Bill Robertson, vice president of business development at Monroe Electronics. "Our exclusive EAS-Net communications suite serves as the key interfacing mechanism between these systems, assuring reliable EAS data and audio transmission over a standard TCP/IP network."

With a wide range of EAS/CAP and A/V products, Monroe is the recognized leader in EAS/CAP equipment for the campus and cable television marketplace. The Monroe One-Net is designed as a flexible emergency-messaging platform able to handle all EAS/CAP and custom alert messaging and keep pace with an ever-changing communication environment. With a standard Web-based user interface, the One-Net communicates via a network with a variety of digital devices. The system itself can be accessed via an intranet/Internet connection for monitoring or message uploads.

More information on the broad range of ZeeVee encoder/modulators is available at www.zeevee.com.

Further information about Monroe's One-Net EAS/CAP system is available at www.monroe-electronics.com.

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