The Cloud and the Church

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By Anthony Coppedge The promise of ‘The Cloud,’ Internet-based software access and storage, has firmly taken root in both the desktop and mobile spaces. Even if people can’t easily articulate what ‘The Cloud’ means, they do know that their favorite companies, such as Google, Amazon and Apple, have made cloud-based services a big deal and an everyday occurrence. Churches, too, […]

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The End of Bid Work?

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By Anthony Coppedge There are entire industries that revolve around bid work. RFPs (request for proposals), submittals, revised bids, bid scope documents and bid contracts are all a part of this ecosystem and the A/V/L manufacturers, integrators and contractors are all well-familiar with the hassle of the bid. Bid work is not my favorite because it […]

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Sennheiser Shows New Digital 9000 Wireless System

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At IBC, Sennheiser unveiled the Digital 9000, a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio. Targeting live audio events, the Digital 9000 includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, plus a suite of accessories. Using a High Definition (HD) mode, the 9000 will transmit entirely uncompressed, artifact-free […]

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projectiondesign Ships New Flagship 3-Chip DLP Projector

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projectiondesign’s new F85 is a 3-chip DLP (3D capable) projector that claims a brightness of 11,000 lumens (not ANSI), and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1. Available in WUXGA or 1080p resolutions, the F85 can optically switch between REC.709, which refers to HDTV systems having roughly two million luma samples per frame, and DCI P7 color […]

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Barco Launches New RLM Projector Series

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Barco just introduced three new 1920×1200 (WUXGA) projectors in its RLM Series, which Barco claims are the quietest projectors on the market in each category. The three projectors are the RLM-W6  at 37 dB (6,300 lumens brightness), the RLM-W8 at 39 dB (8,000 lumens brightness) and the RLM-W12 at 43 dB (11,500 lumens brightness). All […]

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Community Debuts Installation Series of Loudspeakers

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Community has announced the second generation of its VERIS (VERsatile Installation Systems) Series. Dubbed the VERIS 2, these speakers are two-way and three-way speakers, plus subwoofer designs created for installed sound reinforcement and playback applications. The series includes 11 new models, from small-format enclosures for distributed systems, fill and delay applications to mid-sized three-way systems […]

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Sennheiser Launches Digital 9000 Wireless System

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At IBC in Amsterdam this month, Sennheiser unveiled the Digital 9000, a digital wireless system that can transmit completely uncompressed audio. Targeting live audio events, Digital 9000 includes the EM 9046 receiver, SKM 9000 handheld and SK 9000 bodypack transmitters, plus a suite of accessories. Using a High Definition (HD) mode, the 9000 will transmit […]

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DPI Unveils 3-Chip DLP 3D Projector Under $30K Including Lens

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This year at CEDIA Expo, DPI introduced the new HIGHlite 330-3D, a new addition to the company’s HIGHlite Cine 3-chip DLP series. Two new models have been launched — a high contrast version delivering 2,500 lumens and greater than 10,000:1 contrast, and a high brightness version delivering 4,500 lumens. Both of these 3D projectors are […]

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TASCAM Announces TA-1VP Vocal Processor

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The TASCAM TA-1VP vocal processor, co-developed with Antares Audio Technologies, is designed for both live performance or in the studio vocals. It features Antares’ Auto-Tune pitch correction, along with a combination of microphone modeling, tube modeling, compression, gating, doubling, de?essing and a high quality mic preamp. The TA-1VP’s features are not only ideal for professional […]

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TASCAM Announces TA-1VP Vocal Processor

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The TASCAM TA-1VP vocal processor, co-developed with Antares Audio Technologies, is designed for both live performance or in the studio vocals. It features Antares’ Auto-Tune pitch correction, along with a combination of microphone modeling, tube modeling, compression, gating, doubling, de?essing and a high quality mic preamp. The TA-1VP’s features are not only ideal for professional […]

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Community’s Ceiling Speakers Now Available in Black

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Community’s Distributed Design Series of in-ceiling loudspeakers now comes in black (and white). Designed for nightclubs, bars, restaurants, houses of worship or any other application requiring a black ceiling loudspeaker, the face-only assembly and optional accessories, including Face Adapter Ring and Can Adapter/Trim Ring, are also available in matching black finishes. The D6-B is a […]

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InfoComm Sets Dates for U.S. Shows Through 2019

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InfoComm International has announced its future rotation plans for its annual InfoComm exposition and conference. InfoComm 2013 will be held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building, June 12 to 14. InfoComm 2014 will be held at Las Vegas Convention Center’s North and Central Halls, June 18 to 20. The show will rotate between […]

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DPI Announces New 6000-Lumen Projector For $3,995

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Digital Projection International announced today the new E-Vision WXGA 6000, the newest member of DPI’s aggressively-priced E-Vision projector series. The WXGA (1280×800) projector offers up to 6,000 lumens in brightness and a specified contrast ratio of 2400:1, plus an array of lens options, a dual lamp set-up and advanced color controls. Distinct to the new […]

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Earthworks Ships Wireless Mic Capsule

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Earthworks’ long-awaited (introduced in October 2011) WL40V Wireless Vocal Microphone Capsule is now shipping. The WL40V is a wireless microphone capsule “head” designed for live sound applications. The capsule head has a three ring bulls-eye connector and is interchangeable with any of the screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3 mm / pitch 1.0 mm. […]

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NEC Targets HOW With 11,000-Lumen, 3-Chip DLP Projector

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Dubbed the PH1000U, NEC’s 3-chip DLP projector uses three 0.96″ WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution DMDs to garner a brightness spec of 11,000 lumens and 2000:1 contrast ratio. It uses a 400-watt lamp and has a 320-watt Eco-mode for low light environments. NEC says the PH1000U uses Integrated Device Technology HQV, a video processing and scaling system […]

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Future Church: Environmental Projection

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For those in the AV industry, environmental projection isn’t new. We’ve seen spectacular examples on the outside of buildings, projection onto curtains of water and the many Vegas shows that incorporate this immersive technology. What may be new to industry pros is the emergent use of environmental projection in churches. Over the years, some of […]

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Re-Examining the Church Video Market

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The House of Worship, or “church market,” is one of the least understood and underserved vertical segments of the audio/video/lighting industry. Over the years, manufacturers and systems integrators have had a wide range of experiences with many of the varying denominations and associate this market with a 1950’s view of church. However, of the approximately […]

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Panasonic Announces Two Lamp-Free HDBaseT Projector Series

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Panasonic announced at InfoComm two lamp-free projector series with HDBaseT technology. These new projectors replace a conventional lamp with new LED/laser diodes to realize long lasting high brightness. The one-chip DLP PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 Series projectors will be made available in two different resolutions, 1080p (1920×1080) and WXGA (1280×800). Panasonic says the new lighting technology […]

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