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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How to Choose the Right Modulator or Encoder for a House of Worship AV Integration.

QMOD SDI HDMI Modulator IPTV Encoder

In recent years, the concept of what constitutes a House of Worship has grown. It can range from a small temple or chapel, all the way up to full-fledged performance venue rivaling a concert arena. One challenge all House of Worships hold in common, though, is the need to seamlessly integrate AV systems into their services. And choosing the right modulator or encoder for…

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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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Doug’s Q-Tips – Viewing QMOD/QIP Web Pages from the USB port

When you don’t have an Ethernet connection – which is often the case in a new installation – you can view the QMOD Web pages through the front USB port.  The IP address of the USB port on the QMOD is 192.168.227.227. You will need to assign a special address to connect with the QMOD internal network: Connect a USB cable from the QMOD to your Windows PC.  The unit…

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IPTV Receiver Overview – Exterity R9300

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 IR…

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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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New QIP Series of Dedicated Dual-Program IPTV Encoders with H.264 for Origination

QIP IPTV Encoders

QMOD HDTV Modulators and QIP IPTV Encoders now output H.264 video streams with new firmware update Contemporary Research is excited to announce three QIP Dual Program IPTV Encoders to their HD video origination product line. The new QIP IPTV Encoders offer the same great features as the QMOD series of RF Modulators-IPTV Encoders but provide customers an origination…

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Doug’s Q-Tips – Can’t Update with QMOD Update? Here’s What to Check

From time to time, our CR Support staff hears that our QMOD Update app will not update their QMOD or QIP encoder over USB and/or Ethernet. In most cases, the solution rests in Firewall settings and which Network Adapter is selected in the installer app. In a few cases, Windows may not have the RNDIS driver for the USB port installed. Firewall Settings The most common…

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