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Flexibility is Key for a Successful AVL Install
Tim Messina of Events United production service shares about adapting to challenges and setbacks in the AVL installation at Cape Cod Church.

TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

Using Tablets in Digital Signage
The tablet is gaining ground in digital signage. First came the iPad and not to long after came Android-based devices. The push, aside from convenience and flexibility, cost. A $500 tablet is far more attractive than a $3,000 display. Plus these tablets are technology that users can interact with immediately, because they are familiar. Whether the tablet use is for digital menus, point of sale, wayfinding or more customized use, the ground gained by these products is growing.

The Growth of Satellite Churches is Changing Their A/V Strategy
The Mountain Springs Church plans on growing the number of satellite locations in the next few decades and it is already developing an A/V installation and upgrade policy. Most recently, the church purchased three DiGiCo SD series digital mix consoles and uses a Panasonic PTW6300 6000 ANSI projector at their two locations. They also use Black Magic Design video switchers and ProPresenter projection systems. Sight and Sound Technologies did both installations.

Hillcrest Church Keeps Tech Knowhow on Staff
For Hillcrest Church, which has 4,300 parishioners, hiring fulltime A/V staff members is necessary to accomplish its plans for growth. In the end as A/V systems evolved the church found it actually saved money because it wasn’t relying on and paying for contractors. Such additions include Panasonic PT-DW100U 10,000 lumen 4-lamp projectors, a 96-channel Avid Venue D-Show console, a Black Magic Design ATEM 2 M/E switcher and two Black Magic Design ATEM 1 M/E broadcast panels.

InfoComm 2013 Will Tackle Live Events Topics
The event will include best practices and hands-on learning next month.

InfoComm 2013 Welcomes the Worship Industry
The upcoming audiovisual tradeshow will include solutions for houses of worship.

TechDecisions Guide to 37 Large-venue High-brightness Projection Systems for Houses of Worship
Frederick J. Ampel discusses how best to choose large-venue high-brightness projectors. He also illuminates on the history of the projector. The evolution of large image projection has now reached an unprecedented level of capability, image quality and brightness. Lumen levels near and above 30-40K are now feasible and you can pretty much find a product to meet any size screen and brightness level you could possibly imagine.

Panasonic PT-DZ13K Projector Series Delivers 12,000 Lumens
Three of the four new 3-chip DLP projectors also include active 3D technology.

NAB Attracts Record Attendance as Vendors Showcase the Latest in Broadcasting Technology
The show covered everything from the latest in audio to video streaming.

The Cathedral of Faith Moves Its Message Higher With HD
The Cathedral of Faith tapped Spectaveris to help it with its A/V upgrade. The churches goal is to provide leading technology to keep pace with the technology its parishioners use. To do this the church recently upgraded to HD. They now have five Hitachi SK-HD1000-TX1 production cameras and use a FOR-A’s HVS-350HS switcher to go with two control panels and two multi-viewers.

DSE 2013 - Video Wall Lineup That Pushes All of the Boundaries
DSE 2013 featured many video walls that are coming down in price making them an option for any facility looking to deliver a huge impact with digital signage messaging -- from higher education and corporate campuses to health care, to hotels, casinos and restaurants. LED backlighting LCD technology is being used to increase power efficiency. Check out video wall displays shown at the Digital Signage Expo 2013: LG, NEC, ViewSonic, Samsung, NanoLumens, Panasonic, Philips, Planar, Christie Digital, DynaScan, Sharp and Mitsubishi

Digital Signage Expo Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Sets New Records
Chris Gibbs, President of Digital Signage Expo opened the first day of the 2013 show with a press conference commemorating its 10th anniversary and celebrating its largest show with 211 exhibitors and 69,000 square-feet of floor space. Every major display manufacturer of digital signage was represented from LG, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, NEC, Planar, Panasonic, NanoLumens, AVI-SPL, Christie Digital, Mitsubishi as well as big names such as Intel, Cisco and many content providers.

Making Sound Work in an Historic Church Structure
Historic churches present challenges to any new sound retrofit. But the hard-surfaced, parallel walls of the Alexandria First Presbyterian Church’s main sanctuary, which was built in 1843, was a particularly tough job. With a Community Sound’s ENTASYS system and help from Blackwood, NJ-based JD Sound and Video, the Word rang true in the 200-seat church.

Panasonic Ditches the Lamp on Solid Shine Projectors
The new line of 1080p lamp-free projectors includes Digital Link technology.




VAST Technologies equips massive worship center with 100 Elation Pro Video Series LED displays.