RF QCA9-33 Combiner to be introduced at InfoComm 2011; Contemporary Research’s Combining Technology Sets New Benchmarks for High RF Isolation and Low Noise.

Dallas, TX – May 24, 2011 – The Contemporary Research QCA9-33, an active RF combiner that features eight high-level inputs and one low-level input, combining with high isolation, and amplifying up to a 33 dBmV output level, will be introduced at Booth 3521 at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL June 15 through 17.

Designed for QMOD HDTV applications, the eight RF inputs typically receive 29 dBmV RF from QMOD HDTV modulators. The ninth input is for up to 19 dBmV RF signals, such as incoming cable feed, a control channel from an ICE-HE Head End control modulator, or another QMOD or QCA9-33. Up to 8 QCA9-33 combiners can feed a single combiner to deliver up to 76 channels.

The extremely low-noise, wideband 860 MHz amplifier compensates for combining losses and adds 3 dBmV of gain, typically supplying a total output of up to 33 dBmV.
The compact QCA9-33 mounts two-across in a single rack space using CR RK1 and RK-2 rack kits, and can be mixed with QMOD HDTV modulators using the same rack kits. The units are wholly designed and manufactured in the USA.

Scott Hetzler, Contemporary Research president says, “We’re taking a fresh approach to digital RF distribution, placing the emphasis on maintaining signal integrity. By keeping the origination and combining side of the equation at the 30 dBmV range rather than analog-age 45 dB, we can achieve new benchmarks for high channel isolation and low noise, flat across the spectrum. This level is more than adequate for mid-sized installs, and saves the noisier 45 dB level for a single launch amplifier.”

About Contemporary Research
Contemporary Research designs and creates solutions for an HDTV world, offering cutting-edge products, HDTV display control, digital signage, and tuning. In addition, CR supports a proven line of analog TV tuners, closed-captioning tools, as well as commercial and educational media systems. For more information about Contemporary Research products, visit us on the web at www.crwww.com or call (888) 972-2728.

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