RF Design and Installation for Integrators Course Summary

We’ve had a lot of interest in the 2-hour course we’re offering in January in Dallas, so I’ve prepared a more complete description of what we will be covering. In today’s commercial, civic and educational sites there are three key spokes in the “wheel” of media distribution networks; baseband UTP routing, IPTV over Ethernet, and recently, RF over coax.  All have a…

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The Difference Between RF Video and IP Video

From the Z-Band Blog: As with everything else in the technology world, how we receive and view our video is changing. This leads to the question-which is better – RF Video or IP Video?  If you take away any inherent bias your answer is surprising— “neither.” Both have their place and here is why. RF technology has been the industry standard not only…

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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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Stadium and Arena Applications

Chesapeake Energy Arena Today’s sports facilities are becoming more and more media-intensive. HD displays are almost everywhere – hallways, entries, concessions, suites, even bathrooms. Typical content includes one or more HD live feeds, digital signage, and, in suites, popular cable channels. At some venues, video is sent to displays over IPTV, but while it’s a “hot”…

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Restaurants & Sports Bars

Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurants and sports bars present an interesting mix of sports content, food, and entertainment. Typically, such as in the Bufflalo Wigns and Rings venue in Indianapolis, about 8-14 QMOD-HD HDTV modulators broadcast HD channels from DirecTV receivers, with a few HD cable boxes thrown in to cover college sports. One or more QMOD-HDSC Scaler…

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Corporate Applications

The New Basic Cable As cable companies scramble their channels, companies have adapted and refined their choices for content costs and distribution. Rather than paying for the entire list of programs, they subscribe to the few they really watch. Then, using QMOD-HD HDTV Modulators, they rent one HD cable box per channel and rebroadcast as unscrambled HD channels that…

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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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