Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Sound and Video Contractor(SVC) By: Cynthia Wisehart June 2013 For two weeks every spring, the AV systems at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(IWTG) swings into action for the BNP Parabis Open, considered the “fifth Grand Slam” and one of the great marquee events in professional tennis. The rest of the year, the IWTG calendar fills up with…

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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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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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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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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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Corporate Applications

The New Basic Cable As cable companies scramble their channels, companies have adapted and refined their choices for content costs and distribution. Rather than paying for the entire list of programs, they subscribe to the few they really watch. Then, using QMOD-HD HDTV Modulators, they rent one HD cable box per channel and rebroadcast as unscrambled HD channels that…

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