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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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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Emergency Management Center Applications

Los Angeles EOC Emergency Management Centers require a media-rich mix of resources from a variety of sources – cable and satellite programming, local  HDTV news, cameras, and other sources. As major centers such as the Los Angeles Emergency Operation Center were designed, several media distribution and routing systems were envisioned. Twisted-pair Cat 5 video…

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Education Applications

There are a number of solutions employed in education, with differences in key grade levels. K-12 Schools The 232-Amp Mixer/Amplifier stands at the head of the class for ADA amplified audio. Able to drive up to 4 speakers with 40W at 4 ohms, the class D amp is energy-efficient, drawing almost no power when not in use. The stereo and two Mono line inputs are programmable…

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Fox News, Studio H elects 232-ATSC Tuners

Featured in Sound and Video Contractor Inside Scoop: Fox News, Studio H Creating the 36-by-48-foot Studio H on the 12th floor of the Fox News building in midtown Manhattan began with the build-out of a new two-story studio shell, complete with video cabling and a powered lighting grid. As executives fielded design ideas and bids, the race began: Deadlines were tight…

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