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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The importance of scaling in a “not exactly perfect” video world

In a perfect video world, scaling is not required. For example, broadcast-quality video has exactly the right resolution, correct number of lines, and a refresh rate of precisely 59.94 or 29.97 Hz. Everything in the video chain conforms to broadcast standards, so system integration and video processing works seamlessly by design. However, in the AV Integration world,…

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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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HDTV Applications in Education

Not a new statement: things aren’t like they were before. That’s true in many walks of life and true in the venue of educational media as well. Old solutions won’t work anymore, but there new opportunities for those in the know. The New Basic Cable Remember Cable in the Classroom? It was a service that brought a wealth of broadcast content in the analog era. As cable…

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Chicago Pizza and Sports Grille Goes HD with QMOD

In the Sound and Video Contractor May 2012 article, “The Buzz – HDTV Distribution,” the owners of the Jacksonville Chicago Pizza and Sports Grille restaurants in Jacksonville, Fla., pride themselves on offering an “outstanding atmosphere.” That meant going to HD everywhere. Instead of running HDMI and HD video routing, they chose HDTV distribution over RF, using…

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Emergency Management Center Applications

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 routing was rejected…

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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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Louisiana Superdome

“Contemporary Research display technology, reliability, and support has reduced the cost and complexity of operating our system.” – Brodie Cannon, Louisiana Superdome AV Technician When the Louisiana Superdome opened in 1975, the site featured 500 TVs, manually operated by site staff. Superdome technology manager Brodie Cannon states, “The task of turning those…

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