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Contemporary Research Introduces QIP Series of Dedicated Dual-Program IPTV Encoders

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QIP HDMI 2 front and back

The What: Contemporary Research has unveiled three new QIP Dual Program IPTV Encoders, which will join its HD video origination product line. The new QIP IPTV Encoders offer the same features as the QMOD series of RF Modulators-IPTV Encoders but provide customers an origination solution for dedicated IPTV integration.

The What Else: The QIP-SDI HDMI, QIP-SDI 2, and the QIP-HDMI 2 have dual encoders that process two MPEG-2 or H.264 video streams, each supported by a hardware scaler that can accept and format virtually all video between 1080p and 480i in NTSC, VGA, and PAL standards. Audio can be embedded, or fed separately to digital SPDIF or analog stereo inputs. Two NTSC inputs support composite video or video with closed captioning data. The new QIPs are fully convergent and able to output two independent single-program IPTV streams.

"We are excited to offer AV Integrators more choices in HDTV origination, giving them more choices for digital RF and IP streaming. Our QMOD and QIP technology does just that—integrators can design for RF, hybrid RF and IP distribution, or IP streaming alone," said VP of technical services, Doug Engstrom.

The Bottom Line: In addition to the new product line, Contemporary Research has released a new firmware update for all models of our QMOD HDTV Modulators/IPTV Encoders. The free software update provides MPEG-4 H.264 and AAC encoding, independent program streams, AC3 audio over ethernet, and additional support features for all models and is available for download on the Contemporary Research website.


Contemporary Research QMOD-HD Modulator/IPTV Encoders

Contemporary Research is demonstrating its new QMOD-SDI 2, QMOD-HDMI 2 and QMOD-YPB2 HD Modulator/IPTV Encoders in Booth C6346 at the 2014 InfoComm Show in Las Vegas June 18 through 20. The heart of the technology shift is a totally new dual-channel encoder that also adds new capabilities to the QMOD product line.

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Contemporary Research QMOD-HD Modulator-IPTV Encoders

Contemporary Research will be showing its new QMOD-SDI1.5, QMOD-HDMI1.5 and QMOD-YPB2, the next generation of its QMOD HDTV technology, at Booth SU11902 at the National Association of Broadcasters Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 7-10.

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Contemporary Research QMOD-SDI 2

Contemporary Research is previewing its new QMOD-SDI 2 HD Modulator/IPTV Encoder at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas April 7 through 10. Introduced at the 2009 NAB Show, the original QMOD-SDI dramatically reduced the cost of distributing HD-SDI over RF coax.

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Contemporary Research Products for InfoComm

Contemporary Research, amanufacturer of professional AV products, will bring the ATSC-SDI 4 Tuner and the ICC1-IRX TV Controller at the InfoComm Show June 17-19 in Orlando, FL. They will also demonstrate their dual-channel QMOD HDTV Modulators/IPTV Encoders with MPEG2/MPEG 4 H2.64 encoding.