Display Express 7 users wowed by new “Sports Bar” control panels

Some of our first users of the new DX 7 TV control software at NFL stadiums and major universities gave us rave reviews for our new sports-bar style TV control pages. What exactly is “sports bar’ style? As shown above, a user can select a number of TVs, select a TV channel, then click GO to flip the TVs to the new channel – it’s a great way to manually control many…

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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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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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Restaurants & Sports Bars

Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurants and sports bars present an interesting mix of sports content, food, and entertainment. Typically, such as in the Bufflalo Wigns and Rings venue in Indianapolis, about 8-14 QMOD-HD HDTV modulators broadcast HD channels from DirecTV receivers, with a few HD cable boxes thrown in to cover college sports. One or more QMOD-HDSC Scaler…

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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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Success Story – Home Depot HQ

“Broadcasting signage as an HDTV channel and using Contemporary Research over-the-RF integration, we saved thousands of dollars over the cost of distributing signage over Ethernet.” – Bruce Covey, The Home Depot Television Manager The Home Depot’s Atlanta Store Support Center knew its 5,000 employees were getting the word on human resource events and resources.…

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