Video is beyond entertainment; video has emerged as a leading way to influence and engage audiences. The use of video is so abundant in our lives, that it has become part of our subconscious, we don’t even realize how much we absorb and learn from video. For that reason, video distribution systems are becoming a greater necessity to venues serving large groups of people with differing needs. These systems can allow for the sharing of important information, security details, as well as entertainment.
So, what is Video Distribution?
Video distribution can be explained simply as, a method of transferring media from a source or sources to a screen or multiple screens. With such an effortless explanation, why does designing and integrating a video distribution system have to be difficult?
Video Distribution Simplified
Distributing and controlling video across a network of displays should be straightforward, without the need for a dozen add-on products. With Contemporary Research (CR), you’ll only need one or two to get started. CR’s user-friendly video delivery technology makes it easy to distribute video across multiple screens, making it the ideal solution for stadiums, bars and restaurants, retail centers, houses of worship, and any place where large-scale media deployment is desired. Other solutions often utilize a mix of confusing, proprietary parts that require expensive and extensive training. With video distribution solutions from Contemporary Research, products are engineered for compatibility, providing straightforward integration, like the QIP IPTV Encoders that create MPEG2/H.264 IPTV streams and the QMOD HDTV Modulator-IPTV Encoders that output industry-standard digital ATSC/QAM channels that can be displayed on any tv with a built in tuner.
Deploying Video via Ethernet
Evolved from decades of experience in video distribution, CR Offers a wide range of products for customers who intend to integrate an AV over IP system. CR has developed encoders and decoders that make it easy to broadcast video across a range of displays, including televisions and desktop computer screens. The QIP IPTV Encoders and QIP-D and QIP-DVX IPTV Decoders provide a budget-friendly, scalable solution for sharing sharp image quality video delivered over IP. The encoders accept HD content up to 1080p and create MPEG2 /H.264 IPTV streams from two separate video sources. The decoders accept MPEG2 or H.264 single program or multiple program transport streams and are compatible with unicast or multicast IPTV streams. All of these devices feature front-panel setup and onboard web pages for fast setup, along with simple menus designed to make configuration a breeze.
Broadcasting Video over RF Coax
For RF distribution over broadband coax cabling, you’ll need CR’s QMOD HDTV Modulator-IPTV Encoders which feature easy setup and require little to no maintenance once they are operational. The QMOD is designed to distribute digital signage, satellite, and cable video by accepting HD content up to 1080p and creating ATSC/QAM fully agile channels from two separate video sources. To make life easier, the modulator is compatible with all North American cable format broadband systems. Front-panel buttons facilitate a fast installation, and the streamlined menus—purposely developed with the user in mind—deliver a hassle-free experience.
Controlling Your Distribution System
Distributing video across your system is step one; the next step is controlling the displayed content. While some solutions use a complicated and expensive system of cabling and products that run to all the displays, CR has developed a simple and intelligent solution for integrated control: the ICE-HE-DXL Display Control Center with Display Express Lite (DX Lite). The DX Lite is an embedded online platform that provides display control for both RF and IPTV video distribution systems without the need for cumbersome and expensive training or additional cabling. It provides power, channel, volume, and other controls. Equipped with any device with a web browser like a smartphone or tablet, users can tap their finger to set up and control an entire video network. In addition, the CR display control system uses the same cable as the video channels, there is no complicated programming, or expensive equipment and/or licensing and maintenance fees to pay, allowing our users to appreciate a faster return on investment.
CR’s Affordable and Simple Solutions
CR offers cost-effective, reliable, and easy-to-install solutions for video distribution systems to your display network. Competing products can be more expensive because they require multiple devices that add costs and headaches. CR’s simple, intelligent, minimal maintenance solutions set the standard for the AV industry while remaining affordable, generating a significantly better lifetime ROI. Built in the USA and backed by solid technical and customer support, Contemporary Research engineers all of our solutions to deliver an uncomplicated user experience. Click to learn more about our video distribution and TV control solutions.