Final Full Exhibit Day at NAB Features Solid Offerings

On the final full day on the exhibit floor, there were a handful of companies that stood out, particularly Haivision, NEC Display, Broadcast Pix, and Bittree, among others.

Final Full Exhibit Day at NAB Features Solid Offerings
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LAS VEGAS – If your church tech team staff had a chance to come to NAB this year, choice was certainly not a hard thing to come by. Whether you had an eye out for options relating to your church’s audio, video, lighting or streaming needs, spending time with any of the more than 1,800 exhibitors provided a solid window into what solutions might be a match for your church.

The show certainly provided many learning experiences, particularly for any of those among the 103,000-plus that were able to attend the conference.

Over the course of three days last week at NAB, the opportunity to learn about intriguing products was something that more than 103,000 attendees took advantage of this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

On the final full day on the exhibit floor, there were a handful of companies that stood out, particularly Haivision, NEC Display, Broadcast Pix, and Bittree, among others.

At the Haivision demo room in the neighboring Renaissance Hotel, meeting with a quartet of Haivision representatives, Alan Haefs, Paul Gauthier, David Kay, Jay Abbott, two products were the focus to how well suited they are for houses of worship, beginning with the KB Max, a small, portable ABR encoder/transcoder capable of handling 4K UHD or quad HD H.264/HEVC live, along with the Haivision Media Platform.

For the KB Max, as an all-in-one streaming device, it supports up to a single 4K/UHD 2160p channel using 12G-SDI. If interested in 1080p60, the KB Max is capable of handling up to four channels, with quad 3G-SDI cables. It is ideal for configurations ranging from live events, 360-degree virtual reality content, or 360VR, and installations that aren’t permanent. For churches seeking quality streaming for special events, or a device that can be moved throughout a church’s campus for streaming needds, the KB Max would be ideal.

In addition, there was the Haivision Media Platform, a worthwhile tool for churches that find themselves overburdened with massive amounts of high-quality video content that is poorly organized. Aside from managing and organizing such content with the software, it also is very helpful when looking to share secure video, that is either live or on-demand.

At the NEC Display booth, the discussion began with the S[Quadrat] Sky SI 1.58mm dvLED wall panels. The company from Germany, was purchased by NEC in January, designed their wall panels to be front-serviceable, and are configured in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The most unusual feature for the panels looked to be the ability to exchange out pixel cards when upgrading the panels to higher resolutions in the future.


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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