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We Ask ChatGPT, "Is Video Over RF Coax Still Relevant?"

AV techs have a deep understanding of switching video sources over Cat5 cable and Ethernet technology in commercial applications. Less so for creating video streaming systems over RF. Does that mean that RF over coax is no longer relevant? We asked ChatGPT.

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Contemporary Research: The META for AV in E-Sports

The esports industry has experienced tremendous growth over the years and, according to Statista, it’s anticipated that there will be 286M esports enthusiasts in 2024. That’s up from the 197M accounted for in 2019. Contemporary Research’s podcast host Gabrielle Bejarano spoke with Mike Rufail, Founder and CGO at Envy Gaming about how the Pro AV industry influences esports.

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Video Vices: Distribution Duel

The game show will test teams’ knowledge on the key differences and advantages in AV over IP and AV over RF. Will they know the top industries of video distribution or who has the largest CR system integration projects? Tune in to find out who will claim distribution dominance and learn more about Contemporary Research’s American-made video distribution and display control solutions!

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Video Vices: Decoding AV over IP Video Distribution

Many changes occurred during the pandemic as businesses pivoted to adapt. One of the primary industry trends accelerated by the pandemic is the adoption of AV over IP solutions. General use cases for audiovisual displays and collaborative videoconferencing and content broadcasting were all pushed to embrace AV over IP as a standard, creating a singular environment for crafting investment and use strategies.

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Video Vices: Untangling the Coax Cable—The Advantages of AV Distribution Over RF

Deploying AV over RF often is a choice for locations that have coaxial cabling already in place. For a further understanding of the advantages of AV over RF, Video Vices tapped Scott Hetzler, President & Chief Engineer at Contemporary Research, and Dan Muckle, President of Muckle Sales, to put all the puzzle pieces together.

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SCN Tech Talk: Bringing People Back

After a long time apart, people are beginning to get back to work, back to school, and back to the places where they used to gather. In this SCN Tech Talk, AVNation’s Tim Albright speaks with Contemporary Research’s Sara Krybus and Nelson Solares about the various ways video distribution can help provide comfort and safety as we welcome people back to these much-missed spaces.

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AVNetwork Podcast: Future Infrastructure for Higher Education

A panel discussion on how education’s infrastructure had to change to accommodate the past year, and what it needs to become moving forward.

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ICE-HE-DXL: An Affordable Solution For Television Control

At CR, we’re always searching for ways to give customers the technology solutions they want most. So, when developing a new, streamlined system for television control, we turned to client feedback and suggestions to design a head-end with a built in web page for control.

7 Ways Broadcasters Use Contemporary Research Products April 14th, 2020

7 Ways Broadcasters Use Contemporary Research Products

Contemporary Research’s solutions for systems integration have proven invaluable for broadcasters, and the proof is in successes like these.

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Video Vices: The Importance of Emergency Alert Messaging Systems

Emergencies in businesses take many forms, and emergency alert readiness is a fundamental component of the planning process.

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Making Video Distribution Easy

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.

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Stay in the Game with Video

Every week, millions of fans experience their favorite sport’s greatest moments at major sports venues. Though the live action on the field is why fans attend; high-performance sound, direct-view LED walls, digital signage, and high-end video production all contribute to producing a memorable experience for die-hard sports enthusiasts. But AV technology is more than electronics and software—it’s a powerful, engaging medium that seamlessly transports fans to the middle of the action.

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Entertainment Venues Winning Big with Video

Modern entertainment venues boast a mix of elements to heighten the senses and to keep crowds engaged. However, the modern entertainment venue has more competition than ever before with so many options for consumers, from competitive venues and even the entertainment options available at home. So, how can entertainment venues compete? How can they be leaner yet more exciting?

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