Broadcast

Broadcasters, from local-area TV stations to program channels such as WWE, TMZ,  and The Home Shopping Network, employ HD-SDI as the standard for the studio. However, up to recently, they didn’t have a vehicle to deliver the HD studio feed to the rest of the facility. For most sites, the high-resolution studio feed was reduced to a low-resolution analog TV for…

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Stadium and Arena Applications

Chesapeake Energy Arena Today’s sports facilities are becoming more and more media-intensive. HD displays are almost everywhere – hallways, entries, concessions, suites, even bathrooms. Typical content includes one or more HD live feeds, digital signage, and, in suites, popular cable channels. At some venues, video is sent to displays over IPTV, but while it’s a “hot”…

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New Display Express TV Panels Let Everyone Take Control

Last year, we added custom Web Preset panels to Display Express, giving sites the power to create and assign control panels to specific users. Now we’ve created custom TV panels, where a user can click on a TV “button” (which can be one, a group, or all TVs), and change the channel, set the Volume, or turn power on and off. This gives users the ability to choose…

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Emergency Management Center Applications

Emergency Management Centers require a media-rich mix of resources from a variety of sources – cable and satellite programming, local  HDTV news, cameras, and other sources. As major centers such as the Los Angeles Emergency Operation Center were designed, several media distribution and routing systems were envisioned. Twisted-pair Cat 5 video routing was rejected…

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HDTV RF for Residential Applications

Home is where the media is, be it on land, sea, or in the air. While large-scale residential applications have historically used extensive (and expensive) twisted-pair video routing systems, HD video distribution is shifting to HDTV RF – for a number of good reasons. RF is simple to implement, easily scalable, and far less expensive to integrate. No expensive…

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Restaurants & Sports Bars

Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurants and sports bars present an interesting mix of sports content, food, and entertainment. Typically, such as in the Bufflalo Wigns and Rings venue in Indianapolis, about 8-14 QMOD-HD HDTV modulators broadcast HD channels from DirecTV receivers, with a few HD cable boxes thrown in to cover college sports. One or more QMOD-HDSC Scaler…

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Louisiana Superdome

“Contemporary Research display technology, reliability, and support has reduced the cost and complexity of operating our system.” – Brodie Cannon, Louisiana Superdome AV Technician When the Louisiana Superdome opened in 1975, the site featured 500 TVs, manually operated by site staff. Superdome technology manager Brodie Cannon states, “The task of turning those…

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Willow Creek Community Church

“Not only can we broadcast many SD and HD channels, Contemporary Research’s display system controls the displays over the same RF network, dramatically reducing integration costs.” – David Cooke, Video System Director The media staff at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, were charged with the task of designing media, sound and lighting…

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Success Story – Home Depot HQ

“Broadcasting signage as an HDTV channel and using Contemporary Research over-the-RF integration, we saved thousands of dollars over the cost of distributing signage over Ethernet.” – Bruce Covey, The Home Depot Television Manager The Home Depot’s Atlanta Store Support Center knew its 5,000 employees were getting the word on human resource events and resources.…

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Houses of Worship

Worship Centers have taking the lead in innovating new uses for video and signage within their facility. And not just mega-churches  – as the cost of HD technology has dropped significantly, everyone can take advantage of new solutions in audio, video and HD media creation and distribution. HD-SDI Video Distribution The most popular application in worship centers is…

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