$580M in One Year — Multi-site Churches

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According to research studying the 8,000 multi-site churches in America, 57 percent of them will launch an additional campus in the next 12 months and spend $580,549,500 on technology for those new multi-site venues.* While I’ve written about the unique opportunities for A/V/L vendors in the fast-growing trend in multi-site churches (see HERE and HERE), […]

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Sony Adds Wireless Streaming HD Handicam

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The new Sony PXW-X180 is a portable camcorder for house of worship and rental applications that includes XDCAM technology. It offers features such as fixed G lens, three 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS HD sensors for full HD 1920×1080 shooting, 25x HD zoom lens and an OLED viewfinder. Sony also claims that a variable ND filter […]

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Barco Debuts 35K Lumen Projector

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Barco has expanded its projection portfolio for rental and staging and house of worship markets with a brand-new three-chip DLP projector with a specified brightness level of 35,000 lumens. Dubbed the HDQ-4K35, this projector is capable of showing native 4K content at 60 Hz frame rates. It has an integrated design with internal power supply, […]

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Big Churches, Big Data

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The upside of adding Ethernet and/or Wi-Fi to audio, video and lighting gear is both the convenience and scalability of managing technology, but the more IP-addressable the A/V/L industry becomes, the more managing the vast amount of unique data becomes problematic for the end users. Churches are no different than many other venues when it […]

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Tradeshow Season

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It’s trade-show season, in full swing. With one of the biggies behind (NAB), and other biggies coming soon, are you open to hearing from your users and incorporating their feedback into your new products BEFORE you launch them? Every vertical market has overlap in how they use your products, but there’s enough differentiation in vertical […]

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TFCinfo Report Shows The Most Preferred Display Brands In House of Worship Market

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TFCinfo’s latest market research study, “The Use of Video Displays in American Churches 2014,” reports that roughly half of U.S. churches are looking to purchase and expand upon their projection and video display systems. The house of worship market continues to grow in all segments. Larger churches are buying more projectors and displays than in […]

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When the Brand Stands Behind You

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Manufacturers love to hear these words: “Whenever I see [nsert-brand-name-here] on my equipment, I feel confident about our production.” This is a powerful endorsement from an end-user that is hot marketing copy for creating brand loyalty ads. But how often do you see the opposite happen? “Whenever we see [insert-church-tech-director-here] using our gear, we feel […]

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