Why do I need an HDTV Tuner and Which One is Right?

Projectors and professional displays do not have built-in TV tuners, in-order to receive modulated signals, there must be a tuner for those devices. Tuners can also be used to monitor live camera feeds or over the air broadcasts. Presentation room switchers often need a dedicated tuner that can be routed to displays on demand. Tuner/Controllers provide all the features of…

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The SMG-40 Sound Masking Generator Keeps Office Conversations Private

Acoustic tiles, carpeting, and fabric-covered cubicles have helped to make the modern office a quiet place to work. But the lack of noise has the unintended effect of making even the smallest sound seem loud by comparison, distracting from the task at hand. Voices, in particular, can easily grab attention, making private conversations suddenly not-so-private. To address…

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Simple is Good: Coaxial Cable Is Here to Stay

There’s nothing quite like the classics. While there have been recent advances in the use of multimode optical fiber and Category 6 structured wiring, the coaxial cable, or “coax,” is still unmatched for its ease of use, reliability and cost-effectiveness. With virtually no limitation on the distance it can cover, or in its ability to display high quality videos on…

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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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New QIP Series of Dedicated Dual-Program IPTV Encoders with H.264 for Origination

QIP IPTV Encoders

QMOD HDTV Modulators and QIP IPTV Encoders now output H.264 video streams with new firmware update Contemporary Research is excited to announce three QIP Dual Program IPTV Encoders to their HD video origination product line. The new QIP IPTV Encoders offer the same great features as the QMOD series of RF Modulators-IPTV Encoders but provide customers an origination…

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Contemporary Research to demo new ATSC-SDI 4 Tuner and ICC1-IRX TV Controller at InfoComm15

Addison, Texas – Contemporary Research (CR) – a leading U.S. innovator and manufacturer of professional AV products – will introduce two new products, the ATSC-SDI 4 Tuner and the ICC1-IRX TV Controller at the InfoComm15 June 17-19 in Orlando, FL. They will also demonstrate their dual-channel QMOD HDTV Modulators/IPTV Encoders with MPEG2/MPEG 4 H2.64 encoding. 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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