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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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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Venue Vizion: An Affordable Solution for HDTV Distribution and Control

Venue Vizion by Contemporary Research

Nothing engages audiences like video content, so it’s no wonder that bars, convention centers, medical offices, corporations, houses of worship, stadiums, and arenas are investing in high-definition video distribution. Integrating AV assets can be quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be. By utilizing the RF coax that already exists in most venues, Venue Vizion…

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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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Venue Vizion: Easy to Use

The bar for entertainment has never been higher. Audiences across the world have nearly unlimited access to movies, music, and other forms of digital content, all directly from their phones. So how can a venue still draw and captivate live audiences night after night? The answer is simple. Immersive digital experiences. When customers find themselves at bars,…

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Venue Vizion: Easy to Adapt

The bar for entertainment has never been higher. Audiences across the world have nearly unlimited access to movies, music, and other forms of digital content, all directly from their phones. So how can a venue still draw and captivate live audiences night after night? The answer is simple. Immersive digital experiences. When customers find themselves at bars,…

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Venue Vizion: Easy to Install

Venue Vizion by Contemporary Research

The bar for entertainment has never been higher. Audiences across the world have nearly unlimited access to movies, music, and other forms of digital content, all directly from their phones. So how can a venue still draw and captivate live audiences night after night? The answer is simple. Immersive digital experiences. When customers find themselves at bars,…

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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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Engineering Comprehensive Solutions

At Contemporary Research, we take pride in delivering comprehensive solutions for our customers. To do so, we work closely with integrators to discover which designs and features are needed. By learning about the specific challenges involved in integrating modulators, tuners, and encoders, we’re able to develop new and revolutionary products and upgrades to stay ahead…

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Contemporary Research Celebrates the 10 Year Anniversary of its First Digital HDTV Tuner

The Telecommunications Act in 1996 initiated a major transition for both broadcasters and TV technology manufacturers. Analog TV channels would become obsolete as digital HD programs were required to replace them by January, 2007. Even when the deadline was later extended to June 12, 2009, Contemporary Research foresaw the necessity of high-quality digital tuners. With…

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