10 Tips for Buying a Video Projector for Your Church
10 buying tips for what you need to know in choosing a video projector for your house of worship. Deciding on the projector is not the first step. Check out these helpful tips and download a free special report for all of the details on what you need to know to make the best decision for buying a video projector for your church.
Kick Start Series: Digital Signage Ideas You Can Use Now in Your House of Worship
Houses of worship digital signage kick start ideas. 11 digital signage installations from different types of facilities to help get your idea process on the right track - whether you are just getting started or taking your current system to the next level. Plus a complete guide to digital signage content management systems available now.
4 Pro Remote Control Apps for Managing Video and Still Image Cameras
Ideal for managing a multiple camera set-up, camera control apps let you capture essential content without being tied down behind your camera. Advantageous applications include covering press conferences, special productions and weekly services at houses of worship to name a few. Especially in consistent environments like houses of worship, where cameras can remain stationary from week to week, using remote camera control apps gives you the ability to maintain camera consistency while retaining functionality.
TechDecisions Guide to 20 Digital Signage Content Management Systems
There are a whole host of digital signage content management systems. Many are sold along with hardware, so are cloud-based software-only applications, still others are standalone local solutions. There is a DS CMS just write for you. This guide showcases the leading products in the field and explains what you should know before making your choice -- and your investment. Companies covers are AMX, BrightSign, Cisco, Dynasign, Fourwinds, LG EZsign, LG Electronics, NEC, NEC Vukunet, Planar, Rise Vision, Scala, Sony, Prodokol, Symon, Tightrope, Visix and X2O Media.
MindBending AV: OLED Luminaires
OLED, organic light-emitting diode, is being hailed as the next step in visual and lighting technology. This type of light source is characterized by its construction, a thin film of organic material that emits light once a current is passed through it. The result is a highly flexible luminary that is itself a light-source with no internal mechanization. With the recent availability of LG's 55-inch curved OLED television in the United States, the common presence of OLED technology is becoming more of a reality. Although this product is specifically pitted towards the visual entertainment market, OLED luminaries can be used in a variety of different applications.
Smart Mobile: 6 Network Monitoring and Access Apps for Android and iOS
The best network monitoring and access apps. These iOS and Android mobile apps cover a range of functions: monitoring and testing networks, file access and management throughout a network and Wi-Fi connection and congestion troubleshooting. Bolster your mobile IT toolbelt with these professional and secure network monitoring and access apps for your smart device. Check out apps from developers like Lysesoft, Metago, Kenny Root and Jeffrey Sharkey, Farpoc, Techet and Comcsoft for Android and iOS.
7 Robust Videoconferencing Apps for Android and iOS
Mobile videoconferencing apps do more than just connect people face to face. File sharing, real-time annotation and remote desktop connectivity mark these mobile apps as capable and robust utilities that are becoming a necessity for tech-savvy professionals with busy schedules. Check out apps from developers like Microsoft Corporation, Radvision, Adobe Systems, Polycom Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc. and FuzeBox for Android and iOS devices.
Forest Hill Church Chooses Physical Media for Multi-site Content Distribution
In May of 2012, we spoke with Peter McKenzie, production director for Forest Hill Church, which was about to open its third satellite location, all of which are in an around Charlotte, NC. Driven by a growing membership, the church was making substantial investments into A/V/L technology, but unlike many of its mega-church peers, Forest Hills had opted not to take the streaming route to distribute its Sunday services among its locations. Instead, they chose to install high-definition projection and advanced sound reinforcement systems to play back recordings of the main church’s Saturday night services on the satellite churches’ complex three-screen video configurations.
WFX Day 1: House of Worship Solutions
Day one of WFX 2013 has come to a close and after exploring the show floor with other attendees and participating in some of the expo's featured sessions, one thing has become clear: today's houses of worship want complete solutions, not just stand alone components. Inside the convention center, WFX is keeping true to their slogan, Ever Changing Methods, Never Changing Message. A major part of these ever changing methods is complete A/V solutions that not only offer a wide spectrum of workflow, but keep the usability simple, accurate and convenient.
2013 WFX New Product Technology Awards
The WFX New Product Awards for technology are given to the most dependable, efficient new technology for the house of worship market represented at WFX. This batch of 2013 winners denote some of the best manufacturers and vendors in the market. Winners of the 2013 WFX New Product Technology Awards were chosen based on the quality of the information provided by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine and Worship Facilities Designer Magazine editors, distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board, and WFX management for the following categories: Amplifier, Computer Interface, In-ear Monitoring System, Loudspeaker (Large-format), Loudspeaker (Small-format), Microphone, Mixing Console, Automation System, Church Seating, Green Products, Security Products, Windows, Architectural Lighting, LED Fixture, Moving Light Console, Moving Light, New Media, Podcasting, Webcasting or Streaming, Website, Software Tools and Online Services, Flat-Panel Display, Installation Projector, Presentation Software, Projection Screen, Portable Projector, Video Camera and Video Switcher/Scaler/Mixer
2013 WFX New Product Facility Awards
The WFX New Product Awards for facilities are given to the most dependable, efficient new technology for the house of worship market represented at WFX. This batch of 2013 winners denote some of the best manufacturers and vendors for mission-critical facility components in the market. Winners of the 2013 WFX New Product Facility Awards were chosen based on the quality of the information provided by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine and Worship Facilities Designer Magazine editors, distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board, and WFX management for the following categories: Building System Products, Building Material Products, Other Building Products, New Facility Products, Sanctuary or Auditorium Staging Products, Green Products, HVAC Products, Seating and Security Products.
MindBending AV: Revitalizing your A/V Space
Revitalizing your AV space can entail anything from re-calibrating your video equipment to overhauling your entire system--keeping your options open for new and engaging technology is a beneficial approach to getting the most out of your space. Understanding which AV trends are the most cost efficient, giving you the highest ROI for your purchase, is an important step in your process for deciding on your upgrade strategy.
WFX Awards: 2013 Solomon Award Winners
Every year WFX recognizes the best house of worship facility install, construction and design projects from around the country. Awarded by Worship Facilities Magazine, Worship Facilities Designer Magazine and Church Production Magazine editors, distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board, and WFX management, the solomon awards are granted to nominees from the following categories: Building Contractor, Church Architect, Church Design, Construction Management, Design, Installation & Operation (A/V & Lighting), Facility Management, Most Innovative Production, New Media Usage, Special Project or Initiative, Technical Contractor or Consultant and Technical Production.
5 Pro Apps for Facility Control and Automation
Integrating control and automation systems in your facility gives you complete control of your mission critical components like HVAC, A/V/L systems and other essential systems like shading. Mobile control and automation apps give you control over the systems that you depend on in you facility, no matter where you are. Great control apps communicate with all features offered by your control system. With complete control over your system, you can ensure that changes and commands can be executed for all of your critical operations.
MindBending AV: 7 Extreme Interactive Installations
Interactive technology can serve a variety of purposes and can be created using a variety of different approaches. One of the more practical applications of the interactive model is found in multi-touch, both infrared and touch screens, but any approach to documenting changes in an environment can bring about an interactive response. Cameras for example can be used to bridge an environment and a piece of technology. One of the best examples of cameras at work in an interactive installation is Microsoft's Kinect camera--a camera used by developers to create immersive virtual spaces and for robotics.