New QMOD/QIP Update Reduces Latency to 500 Milliseconds and adds RTP Streaming

Contemporary Research announces that the latest QMOD Encoder-Modulator firmware update reduces end-to-end latency averaging 500 ms. End-to-end latency includes both the encoding and decoding delay for typical TVs; and unlike IPTV, there is no latency delivering the streams over RF. Sports venues with QMOD technology will now enjoy the lowest standard latency for…

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Excitement Is Building for Collaboration Between Contemporary Research and Daktronics

Live sporting events are full of excitement, but even so, to keep the crowd happy, “you compete with the comfort of home,” says David Vickery, director of arena broadcast services for American Airlines Arena. Often, keeping fans happy involves engaging them with a level of technological sophistication that cannot be matched by any home entertainment system. The…

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In-House Manufacturing: An American Solution

Henry Ford was known for his in-house approach to manufacturing automobiles. He instructed his engineers to get away from their drafting tables and get down to the assembly line in order to see exactly how the engineers’ ideas translated into actual manufacturing. If there was a problem, Ford’s engineers were right there to observe the problem and come up with a solution.…

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Working with Latency in Digital RF Applications

Latency is the delay between the video source and the time it takes to appear on the TV or screen. For live presentations from an on-site video switcher, the delay is usually due to scaling and rescaling the video, as well as processing delays in switching and effects. This can typically range from nearly instant to a few seconds. In digital RF and IPTV, an HD program…

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