Commitment to Support and Service

At Contemporary Research, connecting with our current and potential clients is always top of mind. InfoComm was a great event to share CR’s latest developments in the AV space. Clients spoke about CR’s high-level of commitment to support and service, regardless of whether it’s with a dealer or an end user. Integrators appreciated our quick responses and forward…

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Choosing the Right Modulator for AV Integration

It’s important to have all your questions answered when deciding on a modulator for your AV integration. Modulation in its most basic definition is the mixing of two sinusoidal signals. The RF modulator takes an input signal and outputs a modulated signal. Which RF modulator supports all your needs? What functionality do you require? What’s your intended use for the…

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How to Choose the Right Modulator or Encoder for a House of Worship AV Integration.

QMOD SDI HDMI Modulator IPTV Encoder

In recent years, the concept of what constitutes a House of Worship has grown. It can range from a small temple or chapel, all the way up to full-fledged performance venue rivaling a concert arena. One challenge all House of Worships hold in common, though, is the need to seamlessly integrate AV systems into their services. And choosing the right modulator or encoder for…

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Display Express TV Guide

This blog is dedicated to all those who use Display Express systems to control TVs. Here, we’ll summarize the “controllability” status of popular makes of TVs, and we will update new facts and gotchas as we discover them. For example, a few sets need to be set in in a special mode, or an energy-saving mode needs to be turned off for RS-232 commands to operate. You’ll…

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Are You Ready for 4K and ATSC 3.0?

If you’re not, don’t sweat it. 4K isn’t ready for 4K, and ATSC 3.0 isn’t either. Spoiler Alert: 4K TV RF/IP rests on a number of emerging technologies, so this blog is a longer than normal. Your Eyes Aren’t 4K The problem is, your eyes can’t discern 4K from normal viewing distances. You’d have to be less than 10’ from your 75” 4K TV to begin to see…

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QMOD-QIP Encoders now accept 1080psf24 video

Just when you think you know a thing or two about video formats, you find there’s always one more thing you didn’t know about. 1080psf24 stands for Progressive Segmented Frames. When the 1080p standard appeared, there were many cameras and video storage systems based on 1080i and couldn’t handle 1920 x 1080 progressive frames. So studios created a hybrid format called…

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Display Express PC Installation – Windows 7-10 Pro

Installing Display Express software into a Windows 7-10 Pro computer is a fairly simple process. The software can also be installed in Windows 10 Home. We don’t recommend WIndows XP, as that software is no longer supported by Microsoft. Click here if you need instructions for XP Pro. Enabling Internet Information Services This group of services makes it possible to…

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Contemporary Research Utilizes Coax Optimal Performance Cost Effectiveness

Coax cable is still widely used in a variety of RF applications.  From mini sizes in two-way radios to rigid hardline and waveguides for high-power microwave transmitters, coax remains relevant. In fact, coax technology is evolving and still useful for more than just single-channel applications. Recent digital innovations have improved coax cables, increasing the…

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