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Generic CR Blog Banner March 20th, 2019

VIDEO VICES: Why We Need to Ignite the Next Generation of AV

The Pro AV industry has reached a critical point. The core professionals running the industry are aging out. Many are retired or close to retiring. So how does the industry attract more early professionals to join the ranks?

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Taking Control of Your Video Distribution Systems: Video Vices Podcast with Craig Brown

With over 20 years of AV experience, Craig Brown of Shoreline Communications discusses the benefits of video distribution and control solutions, outlines the difference between RF, IP and hybrid solutions, and shares important factors and discusses challenges when choosing between RF and IP systems.

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Communicating on Campus- Why Video is a Necessity

Numerous college and university campuses are utilizing digital signage to communicate and educate students. With advances in technology, universities are adding more televisions and displays throughout their campus to communicate with students on current and upcoming events and to enhance their classroom engagement. What are some of the benefits of using digital signage throughout a campus and what additional features can it offer that will save time and money?

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The Best Pro AV HDTV Tuner just got better with IP Streaming

For years Contemporary Research has manufactured the most reliable HDTV Tuner in the AV Industry. The most recent version of the Tuner, the 232-ATSC 4K offers video output scaling up to 4K, the ability to decode channels up to 1080p, and now the option for IP streaming via Ethernet output.

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Defining 232-ATSC 4K IPTV Programs for IPTV Decoders

Starting with Version 2.01 firmware, the 232-ATSC 4K HD Tuner can output the tuned MPEG stream as a Unicast or Multicast AV Over IP stream. At present, the full stream will be sent, including all programs and associated streams. The IPTV stream will be in the same format as received, MPEG2 or H.264.

AV over IP Dipslay Control December 4th, 2018

IP Display Control: Solutions for Managing Displays on a Streaming Digital Network

The once clearly delineated worlds of AV and IT are quickly unifying as more and more clients are interested in distributing AV content over their IP networks. What are the advantages of AV over IP? And what products are needed to create a complete solution? Concluding a three-part series on encoders, decoders, and IP display control, this blog will reveal what AV Integrators need to know about IP display control, how it works, and the benefits it provides.

AV over IP Decoders November 8th, 2018

IPTV Decoders: Enabling Digital Video Delivery Without Quality Loss

Today, digital media consumers across the U.S. and the world are choosing to distribute video content over IP networks. Receiving video across an IP network is made possible by a device known as a decoder.

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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. Which RF modulator supports all your needs? What functionality do you require? What’s your intended use for the modulator? The questions go on and on. Contemporary Research (CR) has a list of critical questions you should ask before choosing the modulator for your AV integration.

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AV over IP Video Distribution Solution from Contemporary Research

Audio-Visual over Internet Protocol or AV over IP refers to the transmission of audio-visual data over a network such as a LAN, WAN, or the internet. It uses standard network equipment to transmit and switch video and audio. The concept has existed for quite some time now, and most venues are transitioning their older AV infrastructures with IP-based infrastructures. If your business is interested in delivering video over a data network, Contemporary Research offers an AV over IP solution that delivers high quality video over Ethernet.

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Revving Up the Customer Experience at Andretti

Andretti Karting and Games Orlando is revving up their digital experience for customers throughout the venue.

AV over IP Encoders March 22nd, 2018

Encoders: A Solution for IPTV Video Distribution

AV over IP is a hot topic among AV Integrators when determining how to distribute video throughout a facility. However, there are challenges that must be overcome in order to make digital streaming possible. One of the biggest obstacles is the limited bandwidth available for distributing media. Due to this limitation, video must be compressed, and an encoder must be employed.

Video clip image of Nelson Solares, CTS February 26th, 2018

Contemporary Research: A Passion for AV

When dedicated professionals reflect back on the careers they’ve chosen, often one moment stands out in their minds—a moment where their passion crystallized. For Nelson, the moment came when he was sitting at his father’s church and realized how much more impactful the service would be without sound issues—so he fixed them when he was still a kid.

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