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Project Spotlight: Tannoy speakers, Sony HD Camera and Contemporary Research

At AVI-SPL we like to take the opportunity to single out some of the valued manufacturers we rely on to bring our clients the quality solutions they expect. In a recently completed project for the Pennsylvania performance center ArtsQuest at SteelStacks, AVI-SPL employed Tannoy, Sony and Contemporary Research products.

Tannoy speakers throughout the public spaces handle foreground music and paging. AVI-SPL engineers say they were selected for their efficiency, audio bandwidth, coverage consistency, sound quality and aesthetic fit with the architecture.

Sony HD Cam complements the NEC Digital Cinema projectors in the two theaters that comprise the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema.  HD-SDI video from the deck is fed into a processor to de-embed encoded digital audio in the AES/EBU format. Audio is routed to the Dolby Cinema processors where it is decoded and converted to left, center, right and surround channels for amplifiers.  The HD-SDI video component is then sent to the projectors.

Contemporary Research Encoder/Modulators distribute video content from  AMX digital video player/servers. They are also available to send feeds from the Musikfest Cafe video camera and other sources.

Watch a brief video overview of how AVI-SPL turned ArtsQuest at SteelStacks into a state-of-the-art performance center.


Contemporary Research Introduces New Tuners, Amplifers

At InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, Contemporary Research, which specializes in solutions for audiovisual integration, gave attendees a look at four of its newest products, including:

  • 232 Controllable Tuner 
  • 232 Controllable Tuner (with HD-SDI made for broadcast applications)
  • Digital Combiner Amplifier
  • 232 Controllable Amp

Watch the brief video below to see a quick summary of each product, then head over to our Contemporary Research page to see more products that deliver HD digital signage and broadcast channels.

Contemporary Research Mixer/Amp for Flat-Panels and Projectors

Contemporary Research’s 232-Amp+ is a programmable mixer/amplifier that integrates with video projectors and flat-panel displays, offering twice the power over its predecessor. When mounted and used in conjunction with a CR tuner, the 232-Amp+ becomes an AV tuning/audio solution for projectors. Though the mono inputs are fixed, volume and max/min gain are programmable.


  • Stereo line-level audio input
  • Two mono aux inputs
  • Drives stereo speakers at 32W watts per channel @ 8 ohms, 40W per channel @ 4 ohms
  • Energy-efficient Class D amplifier

See more Contemporary Research solutions at its AVI-SPL products page.

Register for October 11 Webinar on New HDTV Technology With AVI-SPL and Contemporary Research

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online LogoJoin us Tuesday, October 11, at 1 p.m. for “New HDTV Technology Cuts Costs of Digital Signage, Cable and HD-SDI,” a FREE webinar hosted by AVI-SPL and presented by Contemporary Research.  During this event, Contemporary Research’s Doug Engstrom will deliver an interactive presentation on  the many capabilities on RF technology. He’ll showcase real-world examples that cover digital signage distribution to your facility, converting HD-SDI video feeds and more.

Photo of Doug EngstromDoug serves as the director of tech communications for Contemporary Research, an industry leader focused on developing tech support, tech information and Web services to better serve the needs of systems sales, design and integration. With over 40 years in the industry, Doug has authored several articles and also served as an InfoComm Academy Systems Design instructor.

On the agenda:

  • Cut cable fees and send back the cable boxes
  • How to convert live HD-SDI video feeds
  • Understand the basics and option of RF 2.0 HDTV technology
  • How to distribute digital signage
  • Take control of your TVs through the same RF network 

Those who attend will gain access to Doug Enstrom’s white paper “The New Basic Cable,” following the webinar. Register for “New HDTV Technology Cuts Costs of Digital Signage, Cable and HD-SDI.” Check out more of our upcoming events at the AVI-SPL Events and Tradeshows page.