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Contemporary Research Co. QMOD-HDSC
HDTV Scaler Modulator


The Contemporary Research QMOD-HDSC HDTV Scaler Modulator is the first HD modulator specifically designed for digital signage integration.
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The Contemporary Research QMOD-HDSC HDTV Scaler Modulator is the first HD modulator specifically designed for digital signage integration. The onboard in-stream scaler ingests signage at PC resolution, converting the output to 1080i or 720p video. In addition the scaler features up and down-scaling, zoom, shrink, and positioning.

Contemporary Research QMOD-HDSC Includes:

  • QMOD-HDSC HDTV Scaler Modulator
  • PS12-1.5 Switching power supply, 1.5A 12 VDC
    • Compact enclosure fits into power strips, 2.5" H x 2" W x 1" D

Contemporary Research QMOD-HDSC Features:

  • Create your own on-site HDTV broadband distribution system using a variety HD, SD, and AV sources
  • Distribute digital signage, satellite, cable, and media as HD digital cable channels over existing broadband wiring
  • View HD sources at any destination using HDTV displays or tuners
  • Super-easy scaling for VGA or Component input up to1920 x 1080 (see resolution list in Specifications), Auto-scales by resolution, format in two simple steps:
    • Horizontal - Up/down arrows zoom and shrink, left/right move image on horizontal axis
    • Vertical - Left/Right rows move image up and down, Up/Down zooms and shrinks vertically
  • Clock Phase adjusts scanning to optimize image
  • QMOD-HDSC automatically saves formatting for each resolution and refresh rate
  • Converts PAL video to NTSC
  • NTSC composite video not presently operational
  • Employs pro-grade HD encoding by NTT that minimizes artifacts for motion video and signage "tickers"
  • Merges audio with video from analog stereo, digital optical and coax inputs
  • Responds to GPI inputs to switch to EAS composite video and audio
  • Creates a high-definition 720p/1080i MPEG-2 stream for broadcast
  • Delivers a fully agile QAM 64/256 digital cable channel 2-135
  • Amplifies for distribution over an on-site broadband cable system with adjustable output level to 29 dBmV, compatible with all cable format broadband systems
  • Sets up with front-panel buttons and easy to use menus, including inputs, encoding, channel, and RF options.
  • Integrates with RS-232 control and feedback with simple ASCII commands
  • Powers up in less than 4 seconds, no OS overhead
  • Saves power and rack space using efficient design, fan-free cooling, and compact enclosure
  • Includes compact switching power supply
  • Mounts in optional 1RU single (RK1) or dual (RK2) 19" rack kits
  • Meets RoHS safety and California energy standards.
  • Drive 3-4 QMOD HDTV Modulators from a 6A power supply
  • Integration:
    • Connect one source to VGA, Component, or S-Video/Composite inputs
    • Component pass-through on RGB connector allows use of locking BNC-HD15 cable for professional sources and connection of scaler component video via HD15-HD15 cable
    • Process VGA video as needed
    • Connect audio to digital optical, coax, or stereo audio inputs
    • Select inputs, channel, resolution, and RF output parameters from front-panel menus

Contemporary Research QMOD-HDSC Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 8.5" W x 1.75" (1 RU) H x 6" D (216 x 44 x 153 mm)
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs [0.68 kg]
  • Operating Temperature: +32┬░ to 122┬░ F, convection cooled
  • Rack mounting for one or two units side-by-sideo ptional (RK1, RK2)
  • Scaling:
    • Input: RGBHV or Component
      • Ingest: Scales to 1080i/720p, 59.94 Hz video for endoding
    • Processing: Change size, shape, and positioning
    • Current Resolutions:
      • 1920x1080p at 59.94/60Hz ( V4.9 firmware)
      • 1920x1080i, 29.97/30 Hz, 25 Hz
      • 1440x900 at 60Hz
      • 1280x1024 at 60Hz
      • 1360x768 at 60Hz
      • 1280x768 at 60Hz
      • 1280 x 720p, 59.94.5, 60 Hz, 50 Hz
      • 1152x864 at 75Hz
      • 1024x768 at 60, 75Hz
      • 800x600 at 60, 75Hz
      • 720 x 576p, 50 Hz
      • 720x480p at 59.94/60 Hz
      • 640x480 at 60, 75Hz
  • Front Panel:
    • Power button
    • Select and directional buttons for menu setup
    • Menu LCD, 2 lines of 20 blue characters each
  • Encoding:
    • MPEG2 Profile:MP@HL for HD, MP@M for SD
    • 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i resolution, depending on input
    • Video Encoding bitrate 18 or 25 Mbps
    • MPEG1, Layer 2 audio
    • Latency: 360 ms@720p, 660ms1080i, includes all processing and tuning.
    • HDTV modulators experience more latency, as the media is converted to
    • MPEG2 and QAM, then distributed over RF.
  • Modulation:
    • Switchable 64/256 QAM, J83 Annex B, Interleaving Modes (128,1)
    • MER 38 dB typical
  • RF Output:
    • Agile, channels 2-135 (48-860 MHz), standard, HRC, or IRC spacing
    • 6 MHz bandwidth fits any open channel without interference to adjacent channels
    • 1 KHz resolution, +/- 30 ppm accuracy, +/- 35 ppm stability
    • 29 dBmV typical output power, attenuated in 5 steps, approx 4 dB
  • Compliance: FCC Class B, ROHS, meets Californiastandards
  • Rear Panel:
    • Power: 2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
      • 0.8 A maximum, 11.5 to 13.5 VDC, 12 VDC typical
    • RS-232: DB-9 male, RS-232 data link to control system
      • 300 to 19,200 baud (9600 default), 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
    • Video Inputs: RGBHV and Componet inputs share pins 1,2,3 on HD15 connector. Component can be connected via HD15
    • RGBHV: RGBHV DB-15 female, feeds to in-stream scaler, accepts up to 1920 x 1080 VGA (1080p input will be scanned as 1450 x 1080)
    • Component: RCA Pr, Pb, Y (1080i/720p/480p),  inputs scaled to channel resolution
    • S-Video: Y(Composite), C (Blue Pb) 480p, 29.97 Hz, available if RGB/Component not wired
    • Composite : RCA female (480i) - not presently operational in QMOD-HDSC
    • Video Output: RGB: RGBHV DB-15 female, buffered, from VGA input
    • Audio Inputs: Digital Audio SPDIF: Coax and TOSlink optical output, 48K bit PCM
      • Audio L and R: 2 stereo RCA female jacks
      • QMOD remembers which audio input is assigned to HD and Video inputs
    • RF Out: 'F', female, 75 ohm impedance
  • Options:
    • PS12-4Y 4-Way Power with PS12-4 4A Power Supply.
    • RK1 Single Rack Kit - Long and short rack ears to mount one unit
    • RK2 Dual Rack Kit- Mount 2 QMOD units side by  side, 1 RU
    • CC-COM RS-232 Cable

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