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: 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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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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Doug’s Q-Tips – How Does MPEG Encoding Work?

We refer to our QMOD solutions as HD Modulators – IPTV Encoders. That covers a lot of ground and requires a bit of explaining. A QMOD is an Encoder, as it accepts a video source and encodes it into an MPEG-2 stream. From there, it can package the stream to be carried over RF coax by an HD RF channel, a process called modulation. In addition, it can package the same…

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Loving our QMODs Just got Easier!

Over the past 5 years, you’ve told us how to make our great HDTV modulators even better. We listened and delivered. Welcome to the next QMOD generation, with everything on your checklist, plus more! Less Cost Per Channel Flex Encoding QAM & IP More Choices, Less Rack Space Easy Set-Up Click here to learn more. Show us your #qmodluv! Post a photo on…

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The New Basic Cable 101 – taking control of your RF resources

A couple years ago, I wrote a story called  “The New Basic Cable – be your own in-house cable company” for Sound and Video Contractor magazine, explaining what was going on as cable providers transitioned to digital, and explained several strategies on how to get the channels you want without needing to rent cable boxes. That story is still valid today, but I wanted…

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