Syncing Church Services

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By Anthony Coppedge As the multi-site church movement continues to expand like wildfire, another trend has quietly happened simultaneously, albeit with much less fanfare: multi-venue churches. Whereas the multi-site model has seen the most growth with large, well-funded churches, offering multiple services — or even multiple service styles — simultaneously has gained traction in even […]

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Prioritizing A/V/L Purchases in Churches

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By Anthony Coppedge Logically speaking, the prioritization of audio, video and lighting technologies in churches would be 1) audio; 2) lighting; 3) video. Interestingly, this is not always the case, and as integrators and manufacturers, it’s helpful to understand how churches prioritize technology (and why). Budgets and Priorities Considering the fact that nearly 95 percent […]

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Lectrosonics Debuts New Dual-Channel, Camera Slot-Mount Mic Receivers

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Lectrosonics’ new SRB and SRB5P (domestic) and SRB/E01 and SRB5P/E01 (export) two-channel slot-mount Digital Hybrid Wireless diversity receivers have two independent channels and are designed to fit into the standard video camera slots found on slot-equipped professional cameras, such as those from  Panasonic and Ikegami (SRB and SRB/E01) and Sony (SRB5P and SR5P/E01), by using […]

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3M Intros Pico Projector with Roku Stick Player

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3M has launched a uniquely package pico projector with its new 3M Streaming Projector with a built-in Roku video stick. Capable of streaming movies and TV shows via the Roku service, the 4″x4″x2″ projector is a 854×480 resolution, 1-chip DLP that outputs 60 lumens. Using a 2.5 hour battery, the 3M Streaming Projector is capable […]

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Panamax’s Rack Ears Are Now Removable

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Panamax’s BlueBOLT-enabled power conditioners, the M4315-PRO and M4320-PRO, are now shipping with removable rack ears. The rack ears come pre-installed flush with the faceplate, but can be adjusted forward or backward for various installation options for maximum flexibility. Whether in a cabinet, in a console or on a shelf, the new design and slimmer 17″ […]

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Kramer Introduces the VP-790 8-Input Digital Scaler/Switcher With Genlock

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Kramer’s newest scaler is the VP-790 ProScale, a digital scaler/switcher that adds 3G HD-SDI signal processing and genlock capability. The unit takes one of the inputs, scales the video, embeds the audio and outputs the signal to the computer graphics, DVI/HDMI and 3G HD-SDI outputs simultaneously. With its genlock, the VP-790 is aimed at live […]

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Sennheiser Offers Rebate Program for Wireless and Wired Microphones

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Sennheiser announced that it is offering end-user rebates on Evolution Wireless G3, XS Wireless and select wired microphones for purchases between Nov. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. Rebates are being offered on the following Sennheiser wireless systems: XS and G3 LE – $25 rebate ew 100 (excluding EW 100 ENG) – $50 rebate ew […]

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Behringer Partners With Klark Teknik to Bring New XENYX QX Series Mixers

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Behringer announced today a new collaboration with sister-company Klark Teknik in the development of its new XENYX QX Series of USB mixers. The eight new models feature custom-designed FX engines from Klark Teknik with 32 studio-grade presets, dual addressable parameters, Tap function and storable user settings, plus “wireless-ready” integration with Behringer’s upcoming ULM Series digital wireless microphones. With […]

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Volunteer-Proofing A/V/L Systems

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By Anthony Coppedge There may not be any other vertical markets that use volunteers for mission-critical technical operations as much as churches. These well-intentioned, good-hearted volunteers are often put in charge of entire weekend service audio, video or lighting with often-minimal training and zero professional experience. The systems that are being installed into local churches are […]

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Revolabs Announces Executive HD MaxSecure Wireless Microphone System with AES-256 Encryption

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Today Revolabs announced a new addition to the company’s Executive HD product family in the form of the MaxSecure wireless microphone system, adding capability for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the addition of the Executive HD MaxSecure products, Revolabs supports an encryption standard […]

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NEC Simplifies Digital Signage for ProAV Integrator with New Bundled Offerings

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NEC Display announced today the addition of 10 Digital Signage/Content Creation Solutions. These product bundles introduce customers to the digital signage industry with easy-to-use solutions that include everything needed to run content on a single digital screen. Available in digital screen sizes up to 65 inches, each bundle includes an NEC V, P or X […]

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Peerless-AV Introduces SmartMount XT

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This month Peerless-AV introduced the new SmartMount XT series of flat-panel TV mounts in articulating, tilt and flat styles, which the company says mount in a fraction of the time that standard mounts do. The line of pre-assembled, one-piece mounts can be affixed to walls by a single professional installer. They also now provide post-installation […]

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Christie Ships G Series Projectors

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Christie is shipping its new G Series projectors, announced last month. The series includes two one-chip DLP models using a six-segment color wheel and offering a center-mounted lens. The DHD550-G is a native 1080p projector offering 5,000 lumens of brightness, while the DWU550-G is a WUXGA (1920×1200) projector with 5,100 lumens of brightness. Both have a […]

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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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Meyer Sound Ships Steerable CAL Column Array Loudspeaker

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Meyer Sound has begun delivery of its CAL column array loudspeaker, which is available in three models. The CAL speaker’s vertical beam can be angled up or down in one-degree increments up to 30 degrees to aim only at target coverage areas without exciting an entire architectural space. Two of the CAL versions, CAL 64 […]

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