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Hall Research CC-101-PRO Closed Caption Decoder and Text Video Overlay With CC Streaming, Progressive Component & VGA Out


Capture the closed captioning text (CC1 through CC4) , information and then overlay it on the video output with the option to stream to the serial port.  The unit is equipped with a serial port, through which the unit can display user defined text anywhere on the screen.  The unit also has EEPROM (internal non-volatile flash memory) in which the user can store up to 10 strings of data and automatically display them either when the unit is turned on, or activate the playback via the front panel.  Free Windows™ software is available that allows the user to define and store text in the unit’s memory for playback.  The unit has both S-Video and Composite Video inputs and outputs.  The unit also has progressive outputs of either S-Video or component video or VGA.


  • Overlays User Defined Text on Video
  • Decodes Closed Captioning data and overlays it on video
  • RS232 port for configuration, real-time video text overlay or streaming output of the closed caption
  • PRO model can stream out the Closed Caption via the RS-232 port
  • Free Windows™ GUI software for defining and storing messages in built-in flash memory of the unit for later manual or automatic playback
  • S-Video and Composite Video inputs and outputs
  • Progressive outputs (YPbPr and VGA)
  • Front panel switches for selection closed captioning mode, input selection, and progressive output mode
  • Ships with universal (100~240 VAC) power supply
  • Compact, Rugged, Reliable, and Economical
  • Made in USA
  • Perfect for classrooms and digital signage applications where closed captioning decoding may not be an option (such as when projectors are used or scalers that strip-out the captioning
  • Excellent for adding titles to any video
  • Choice of font sizes and background styles for text overlay
  • Screen can be Blanked with Closed Caption text displayed
  • Eliminates interlace flicker with its progressive output


Video Inputs S-Video and Composite Video, NTSC, PAL, or SECAM
Video Level 1V p-p for Y, 0.3 V p-p for C (S-Video); 1V p-p (Composite)
Temperature Operating: 32 to 122ºF (0 to 50ºC);Storage: –40 to +185ºF (–40 to +85ºC)
Enclosure Steel
MTBF 90,000 hours (calculated estimate)
Power 5V DC from supplied universal power supply
Size 1.7" High x 5.6" Wide x 4.1" Deep
Weight 1.5 pounds


ManualsVersionsLast Updated
CC-101-PRO Manual
  JUNE 24, 2020
SoftwareVersionsLast Updated
CC-101-PRO Setup (Rev 1.0)
  JUNE 24, 2020
CC-101-PRO Setup (Rev 2.1)
  JUNE 24, 2020
Additional DownloadsVersionsLast Updated
CC-101-PRO CAD Drawing
  JUNE 24, 2020