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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New CC-COM 3.5 Cable for LG and Samsung TVs

There’s good news on two fronts! First, more LG consumer TVs have RS-232 than one would suspect. Second, we offer a new CC-COM 3.5 DB9 to 3.5mm cable to connect our ICC1-232 TV controller to those LG prosumer, Samsung commercial TVs, and Sunbrite TVs.The female DB9 plugs right into the ICC1-232 controller. LG has finally documented that a series of consumer TVs have…

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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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Distributing Digital Signage Over RF

When you think Digital Signage, the first thought is often “Ethernet” – and you would be correct. But IP isn’t the only way to deliver signage content, especially if you’re broadcasting just a few messages to many destinations. Ethernet delivery isn’t free. Each drop costs additional wiring and hub connections, as well as software licences and PC maintenance.…

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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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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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Success Story – Home Depot HQ

“Broadcasting signage as an HDTV channel and using Contemporary Research over-the-RF integration, we saved thousands of dollars over the cost of distributing signage over Ethernet.” – Bruce Covey, The Home Depot Television Manager The Home Depot’s Atlanta Store Support Center knew its 5,000 employees were getting the word on human resource events and resources.…

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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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