DPA Microphones Ships d:screet Supercardiod Mic for Worship Facilities

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DPA Microphones is shipping the d:screet SC4098 Supercardiod Podium Microphone aimed at houses of worship facilities. DPA’s d:screet SC4098 Supercardiod Podium Microphone is a directional microphone based on the company’s miniature capsule. This podium solution is built with DPA’s special interference tube technology, ensuring exceptional directivity and off-axis rejection. DPA says it has proven to […]

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Sowing & Reaping

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“We don’t have enough sales in the church market,” laments an audio/video/lighting (AVL) integration firm owner. “We need to find a way to do more of these church installs…” he says, letting his sentence trail off as an open invitation for me to answer with some huge epiphany or closely-guarded secret about having success in […]

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New Technologies and New Opportunities

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While you’re at InfoComm, take a look for technologies that are NOT typically associated with the AVL market but have clear in-roads for systems integrators: networking, cloud computing and storage, automation technologies (and not just AV automation) and even Bluetooth Low Energy. The trends that look beyond thin displays, LED lighting and new levels of […]

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InfoComm: Feeding Audio Into an Assistive-Listening System

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By Cory Schaeffer Listen Technologies I was recently discussing assistive-listening systems with Brian Davidson, Production Director at Park Cities Baptist Church, in Dallas. He had some really great advice about feeding audio into the system, and about utilizing assistive-listening systems in houses of worship so that everyone enjoys better experiences. Here is some of what […]

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AVL Safety Needed in Churches

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Audio. Video. Lighting. Budgets. Safety? When churches think about audio, video and lighting (AVL) technology, safety isn’t on the radar for the vast majority of pastors. However, with the exponential increase in the use of flown speaker arrays, screens, and lighting fixtures, keeping the technical staff and congregants who sit below these devices safe needs to […]

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Three Mistakes AVL Manufacturers Are Making

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As a house of worship consultant to manufacturers and systems integrators, I’ve seen and heard from a wide array of companies in the Audio/Video/Lighting (AVL) space about their experience with the church market. I think your experience at a manufacturer or dealer will likely follow one of these patterns of thought and leadership. All the […]

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What CES 2015 Means for the H.O.W. Market

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Fellow geeks have united and converged upon Las Vegas, Nevada once again for the annual tech-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show, and the future’s digital handwriting is on the proverbial wall: audio/video/lighting (A/V/L) technology is once again the dominant technology. With prognostications aside, the trends of these present-future technologies have a direct impact on […]

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How the A/V/L Industry Sees the Church Market

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“This church market — it’s kind of a thing now, eh?” This is how the A/V/L industry sees the church market. Manufacturers and systems integrators are highlighting their House of Worship (H.O.W.) market products and installations more than ever before. The emphasis is directly correlated with the increase of sales into churches, which are starting […]

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InfoComm: Big Video: Churches See the Light

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By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International It’s sometimes hard to reconcile the putative mission of a church with what has become the technically sophisticated entertainment experience inside many of them. But irony hasn’t stopped many houses of worship from pursuing ambitious AV technology strategies in an era when video dominates media of all types. […]

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What Dell Can Teach the AVL Market

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This month, I highlight one of the biggest innovators not in the A/V/L market: Dell. For reasons that will become abundantly clear, this company has figured out how to listen to customers, solicit feedback and incorporate customer service into a commoditized market — and still have steady revenue. It’s important to learn what Dell can […]

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Reversing Product Commoditization

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Box sales. Internet commodities. Bottom-dollar buys. Is it too late for the audio, video and lighting market for reversing product commoditization in the house of worship vertical segment? Encourage Systems Integration In the online ‘box-sales’ world of product commoditization, the Internet sale is rumored to have removed service from the purchasing equation. Perhaps for truly […]

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Check Your Mousetrap

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Has your company made the equivalent of a better mousetrap? Check your mousetrap. Innovation is everywhere, with new products launched with greater frequency than the trade shows where they’re promoted. Yet, I have two questions for you: Are you making just making better products or are you doing a better job at positioning them? Are […]

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