Contemporary Research


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 […]

Video Vices: Understanding AV Over IP Security Issues

In this episode of Video Vices, Tyler Kern speaks with two global experts in the AV industry regarding security issues when utilizing AV over IP. Combined Mohamed Malis, Senior AV Project Manager of TAD (Technology, Architecture, Design) Associates, and Matt Boyer, CTO of Vistacom have over 48 years of experience in the audiovisual industry. Malis […]

Video Vices: The Importance of Video Alert Messaging Systems

  Sara Krybus, Sales Operations Manager, Contemporary Research, and Paul Briggs, AV Product Support Manager, Contemporary Research joined host Tyler Kern on this episode of the Video Vices podcast to remind businesses of the importance of their system’s emergency alert capabilities. “Whether a venue has two or 200,000 people, it is important that venues are […]

Video Vices: The Growth of Esports in the Stadium Environment

  On this podcast episode of Video Vices with Contemporary Research, Corey Dunn, Chief Creative Officer of Esports Stadium in Arlington, spoke with Tyler Kern about his personal journey from gaming fan, to eSports announcer, to Chief Creative Officer. Esports Stadium Arlington opened in November of 2018 and is the largest dedicated esports facility in […]

This Nanocoating Might Be the Waterproofing Solution You’ve Been Seeking

  We’ve all had that panic moment when an expensive electronic device such as our phone, AirPods, or wireless speaker goes tumbling into the water, and we realize it’s probably ruined forever. Salt Lake City-based HZO hopes to cure that panic, not just for consumers but commercial technology users, with its solution for water-vulnerable devices: […]

Video Vices: How Consumers’ High Demand for Engaging Content is Impacting Video Distribution

  Content is king, and that’s no more apparent than in today’s media-driven economy. Businesses across all kinds of industries are looking for reliable ways to circulate media across multiple visual displays, be it while you’re pumping gas, watching a sports event at a bar, or attending a live concert at an arena. This kind […]

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Video Vices: How Did InfoComm 2019 Set New Directions for AV?

A week out from InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, we decided to focus this episode of Video Vices on thoughts, trends and predictions around the biggest Pro AV show of the year. We sat down with Christy Ricketts, vice president of operations and marketing at Contemporary Research, who attended the event for her seventh year. Looking […]

Identifying and Addressing Bandwidth Needs for Businesses

Any thriving business must rely heavily on fast internet speeds and sufficient bandwidth. Without these critical resources, your business may be bogged down, costing you time and productivity. So, how can you determine the right amount of bandwidth for your business? It’s a tricky balance ensuring you have adequate supply without paying for too much. […]

Video Vices: Why We Need to Ignite the Next Generation of AV, with Visitec and NSCA

  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? John Thomas, the Regional Manager for Visitec Marketing Associates, and Kelly Perkins, Program Director for NSCA Education Foundation, join […]

Video Vices: Women Can Change AV, Just Ask Shure’s CEO

  Like many industries, Pro AV revolves around some of the biggest trade shows the world has to offer. CES rocked Las Vegas in January, ISE showcased international advances in February, and in June, InfoComm returns stronger than ever. Per usual, AVIXA will host its Women’s Networking Breakfast during the show, an event centered around […]

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

  With the emergence and pervasiveness of video content being key to AV industry, it’s no surprise businesses know that in order to meet this demand, they need to find the right distribution system to meet their needs. As Director of Sales at Shoreline Communications, Craig Brown is deeply familiar with these video delivery systems, as […]