Miami Dade EOC – No Need to Panic (AV Technology)

The No Need for Panic article in the October 2012 edition of AV Technology, highlights the new Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) –  the command and control center for this extreme Florida weather hotspot. In the event of an actual emergency, this facility is where representatives from each county agency, and partners from other state agencies…

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What’s the difference between QAM and ATSC?

The terms ATSC and QAM define how digital channels are broadcast. ATSC stands for Advanced Television Standards Committee and QAM is an acronym for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. There is also QPSK, which is a format used for satellite broadcasting – but since those are received by proprietary satellite TV boxes, not HDTV tuners and TVs, it’s not important for this…

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On Oct. 8 Contemporary Research begins shipping ATSC+SDI, first HDTV Tuner with HD-SDI

Addison, Texas – September 9, 2012 – Contemporary Research will begin shipping the ATSC+SDI HDTV Tuner, the first HDTV tuner with broadcast-quality HD-SDI, to waiting customers starting October 8. The tuner was previewed at the InfoComm 2012 Show in June. Directly outputting HD-SDI instead of using an HDMI/SDI adapter, the SDI stream can include 708/608 captioning…

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Contemporary Research Promotes Doug Engstrom, Janine Davis and Natalie Williams

Addison, TX – Contemporary Research has promoted Doug Engstrom to VP communications and technical services, Janine Davis to VP sales, and Natalie Williams to VP operations and engineering. All were formerly directors. Engstrom joined CR in 2002; he was previously a systems designer for AMX. Davis joined in 2008; she was previously a regional sales manager at Phillips…

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