Lighting Control: What to Know About 3 Protocols
By Steven Hall · February 2, 2018 • In the world of lighting control, there are quite a few different control protocols and systems. Many of them however, take a huge influence from the DMX protocol.
Featured Product: The Trim-Two From Radial
By Lauren Campbell · May 18, 2015 • The Trim-Two is a passive stereo isolator designed to simplify the use of laptop computers for audio-visual presenters by providing a ‘ready-access’ volume control for on-the-fly adjustments when performing on a live stage.
Win the Battle for Energy Efficiency at Your Church
By Joel Shore · April 13, 2015 • In this era of escalating energy costs, every penny conserved through the avoidance of needless spending or consumption grows increasingly valuable.
ETC Introduces New Changes to the Eos Lighting-Control Family
By TD Staff · November 18, 2014 • ETC Eos-family controls have set the bar for professional-quality lighting around the globe. Now ETC is raising that bar even higher with expanded control outputs, new portable controllers, lowered pricing and a powerful new software package.
Jands Vista I3 Provides Volunteer-Friendly & Powerful Control Solution for Florida’s Tomoka Church
By TD Staff · November 12, 2014 • Central Florida’s Tomoka Christian Church has upgraded to a Jands Vista I3 console, to provide a more powerful control solution for its larger performance lighting rig, following a move to a new worship venue.
Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene Elevates Its Sound System
By TD Staff · August 20, 2014 • Coeur d'Alene Church of the Nazarene, Idaho, upgrades an outdated sound system with HARMAN's JBL loudpeakers and Soundcraft Digital Consoles.
TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
By Frederick J. Ampel · January 15, 2014 • This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.
Connectors — Overlooked Essentials for Building the Audiovisual System
By Ken Erdmann · January 10, 2014 • Connectors are critical pieces of any audiovisual system. Knowing the different pieces is important to your construction plan.
The Democratization of Video — Getting Your Video Data Organized
By Leslie T. O'Neill · December 20, 2013 • As video use grows, managing that content becomes ever more difficult. You need to prepare for the snowballing amount of data that needs to classified, stored and made searchable. Fortunately, there are video content management systems from companies such as SonicFountry, LimeLight Networks, Kaltura and BrightCove that well help you. Learn more about them here.
4 Churches Shine Their Light With Massive A/V/L Installs
By TD Staff · December 3, 2013 • Two thousands years ago messages where shared via mountaintop. Fast forward to the advent of electricity and computers, churches look to A/V/L systems to spread the word. Whether houses of worship are setting the ambiance for Christmas or Easter, or preparing for a regular Sunday gathering, speech intelligibility and a unique visual experience breeds an engaging service and aids in bringing about a more effective presentation of the church's message.
House of Worship Facility Automation 101 - Learn How to Save Thousands to Millions of Dollars Every
By Joel Shore · October 30, 2013 • Building owners are saving thousands to millions of dollars every year by deploying building automation. Automation systems control a group of interlinked networks and devices, each of which monitors, manages, and controls one aspect of a facility’s core operations, services, and utilities. The facility could be corporate offices, K-12, college or university campuses, health care, hotels, retail spaces, commercial, industrial, institutional, scientific, or increasingly, residential. The range of systems is vast, spanning electrical, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, security, safety, telecommunications and transportation (elevators and escalators).
4 Pro Remote Control Apps for Managing Video and Still Image Cameras
By TD Staff · October 23, 2013 • Ideal for managing a multiple camera set-up, camera control apps let you capture essential content without being tied down behind your camera. Advantageous applications include covering press conferences, special productions and weekly services at houses of worship to name a few. Especially in consistent environments like houses of worship, where cameras can remain stationary from week to week, using remote camera control apps gives you the ability to maintain camera consistency while retaining functionality.
Extron Announces Two Input XTP Wallplate Transmitter for Digital and Analog Signals
By TD Staff · October 15, 2013 • Extron Electronics introduces the XTP T UWP 302, a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that for connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations including a lectern or floor box. This XTP transmitter mounts into a standard three-gang junction box, and sends HDMI or RGBHV video, audio, and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a single CATx cable. It is HDCP-compliant and supports computer-video to 1920x1200, including HDTV 1080p/60 Deep Color and 2K. The XTP T UWP 302 features automatic switching between inputs with selectable prioritization, and can be powered over the same CATx cable. The XTP T UWP 302 is designed for use in XTP Systems for signal distribution and long-distance transmission between remote endpoints.
Smarter Technology Creates Smarter Workspaces
By Steve Castle · October 10, 2013 • A combination of daylighting and control and automation technologies will change the way we work. Today there are steps you can take to create a smarter and better workplace. Designing buildings with a great deal of window and open indoor space will help employees reach their goals and save you money.
Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
By Sharon Fisher · September 30, 2013 • Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.