Striking the Right Balance: The Cloverleaf family Bowl blends timeless fun with next-gen AV Technology

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Located in Fremont, CA, the Cloverleaf Family Bowl has something for everyone. In addition to 44 lanes of bowling action, Cloverleaf hosts local bowling leagues, birthday parties, special events, and even community fundraisers for worthy causes. Add Cloverleaf’s accessibility for physically disabled bowlers, and this is a recreational facility on top of its…

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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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HDTV Tuners at work in the City of LA

System Integrators, Burst Communications and Mocklin Audio Visual, have been working together for years to design and install AV systems throughout multiple facilities within the City of Los Angeles. Sales Engineer Greg Gorian and Design Engineer Brian Mocklin utilize multiple Contemporary Research ATSC+SDI 4 HDTV Tuners to tune HD off-air channels from local television…

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The New Basic Cable

August, 2011 – “Help! Our cable company is encrypting all our channels! What do we do?” Most of us in the industry have heard this cry for help many times. In the August edition of Sound and Video Contractor, check out “The New Basic Cable – how to be your own in-house cable company”, written by CR’s Doug Engstrom. By taking control of your RF network, you can reduce…

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HD Component Modulator QMOD-YPB2

Featuring 100% Dual HD Component, affordable pricing, high quality, AC3, captioning the QMOD-YPB2 continues the QMOD track record for quality and innovation, setting a new benchmark for features and performance, converting two HD Component sources into one HD RF channel. The QMOD-YPB2 HDTV Modulator delivers cost-effective dual-channel distribution of Component cable and…

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HD SDI HDTV Modulator – QMOD-SDI1.5

The new QMOD-SDI1.5 features 3G SDI and Component, 2 Channel upgrade, Flex Coding, and Scaling upgrade. Employing a totally new HD encoding technology, the QMOD-SDI1.5 continues the QMODtm track record for quality and innovation, setting a new benchmark for features and performance. In addition to standard SDI resolutions, the QMOD-SDI can accept 3G SDI and 60/30 Hz feeds…

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What’s the difference between QAM and ATSC?

The terms ATSC and QAM define how digital channels are broadcast. ATSC stands for Advanced Television Standards Committee and QAM is an acronym for Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. There is also QPSK, which is a format used for satellite broadcasting – but since those are received by proprietary satellite TV boxes, not HDTV tuners and TVs, it’s not important for this…

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QMOD HD-SDI modulators create a virtual HD-SDI routing system for two Georgia TV studios.

Noted in the August 2012 edition of Broadcast Engineering, Professional Communication Systems created a unique in-house broadcast installation for two Augusta, GA TV stations sharing the same building WJBF (ABC) and WAGT (NBC). To reduce HD-SDI routing costs, the integrator employed five Contemporary Research QMOD HD-SDI Modulators to distribute HD-SDI feeds…

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Willow Creek Community Church

“Not only can we broadcast many SD and HD channels, Contemporary Research’s display system controls the displays over the same RF network, dramatically reducing integration costs.” – David Cooke, Video System Director The media staff at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, were charged with the task of designing media, sound and lighting…

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Houses of Worship

Worship Centers have taking the lead in innovating new uses for video and signage within their facility. And not just mega-churches  – as the cost of HD technology has dropped significantly, everyone can take advantage of new solutions in audio, video and HD media creation and distribution. HD-SDI Video Distribution The most popular application in worship centers is…

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