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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Daisy-Chain RS-232? Control 232-ATSC series tuners with IP switch

For years, integrators have controlled up to 9 232-ATSC series tuners from one RS-232 using a “daisy-chain” RS-232 cable.  It’s an effective solution, but the cable can be complex to wire – and if one tuner must be removed, the chain is broken. However, the previous 232-ATSC+1 and current 232-ATSC 4 tuners also support IP control. Now that AMX, Crestron and others…

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The Hybrid Video Distribution Solution

There are two primary pathways for distributing digital media facility-wide – IPTV and RF coax. While interest in IPTV is high, actual adoption has been slow. At the same time, digital RF installations have been exploding. Why? RF is digital media distribution – simplified. While IPTV runs over existing Cat5/6 wiring, full-scale adoption has been slowed by bandwidth,…

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