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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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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Arlington Park Racetrack Hedges its Bets with QMOD-HD

Highlighted in the Fast Track article in the May 2012 issue of AV Technology, Arlington Park Racetrack is migrating their Off Track Betting (OTB) sites from analog sports feeds to HD digital with the help of NSC Communications and Contemporary Research. The well-known horse track is integrating QMOD-HD Modulators into multiple OTB locations, allowing the patrons to…

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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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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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