Contemporary Research Presents Innovative Broadcasting Solutions at NAB Show

NAB Show is home to the world’s largest collection of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment. From content creation to consumption, myriad solutions await visitors on the show floor. These are organized into eight Exhibit Categories to allow for efficient exploration. Get the first look at new products, discover import/export opportunities, and…

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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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IPTV Receiver Overview – Amino A140/H140

We are constantly evaluating IPTV receivers, evaluating streaming capability, options for creating and updating playlists, and how well they perform in an integrated system control environment. In general, there are two classes of players: Basic IPTV players that present a list of titles, selected by an IR remote. Simple setup for playlist, select from list with…

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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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Doug’s Q-Tips – IPTV Streaming

The new QMODs have the ability to output the video stream as an RF channel, an IPTV stream, or both at the same time. First, it may surprise you that a digital QAM channel has always been an MPEG2 video stream. The only difference from Video over Ethernet is that the stream is carried by over RF instead of IP. So when we create the MPEG2 stream, it;s automatically…

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IPTV operation for New-Gen QMODs

We’ve had several questions on how the IPTV streaming works in the new-gen QMODs, including the QMOD-HDMI1.5, QMOD-SDI1.5, QMOD-YPB2, and future products. Simulcasting IPTV and RF QAM Streams The new encoder can simulcast both a QAM HD cable channel and an IPTV stream. This is possible because a QAM channel carries an MPEG2 Transport Stream. An HDTV tuner tunes in to…

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