Yes, You Can Insert HD Programs into your Cable (and not be Bad Rob Lowe)

First, a disclaimer – I recently changed to Comcast Xfinity from DirecTV, and did not become bad Rob Lowe. In fact, I can record more shows at the same time, access many free on demand TV shows, and have blazing Internet speeds. I’ve also noticed that cable companies have become easier to work with for commercial applications – primarily offering several ways to…

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Emergency Alerts with Display Express

At Contemporary Research, we believe that the ability to trigger emergency alerts should be an integral component of a facility-wide video content and control system. This type of system has a key advantage over other methods of emergency alert video broadcasting- in about a second the system can turn on every TV, change the tuners to the emergency channel, and raise…

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American Airlines Arena RF Distribution Solution

The Miami Heat was number four in attendance for the 2014 season, and the team’s AmericanAirlines Arena ranked fifth nationally in ticket sales for concerts and other events, according to Pollstar. Impressive under any circumstances, perhaps more so when you remember that the arena is 15 years old. So besides having the goods on the court (or the stage), how does the…

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New ATSC-SDI 4 HDTV Tuner will demo at NAB Show

Contemporary Research is unveiling its newest HDTV tuner, ATSC-SDI 4, at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 13-16. The ATSC-SDI 4 is the first cost-effective HDTV demodulator that features a onboard  HD-SDI port, as well as MPEG2 and MPEG4 decoding. The integral HD-SDI output allows inclusion of 708/608 captioning, choice of AES stereo or AC-3 audio, and scaled output set…

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