Barco’s large venue projectors will change the game for rental companies and AV Integrators. The most compact, high-brightness laser projectors on the market, the UDX projectors deliver reliable, razor-sharp 4K images for every type of event and venue. They provide remarkable experiences regarding color, resolution, and processing, combined with savings on installation, shipping time, and asset management, reducing costs significantly. Start believing on www.barco.com/UDX.
Do you remember those commercials with Payton Manning “If it’s shot with a Sony it should be watched on a Sony?”
Have you ever found yourself wondering how to generate a compelling customer impact with your AV project designs? Do you ever wonder if there is some other useful addition that could give the client the idea you went the extra mile in their facility communications, but you just don’t have the time to figure out that missing piece? You are not alone. Many designers like you have been looking for ways to differentiate and be more meaningful. Some of them have come to realize ways to think broader.
Do you install sound systems in Houses of Worship? Perhaps you configure sound systems into sports bars and restaurants? Do you ever tackle large projects like stadium and arena sound systems? Maybe you put sound systems in banquet halls and event centers? Moreover, you might install sound into larger classrooms and lecture halls. If you work in any of these kinds of venues, then it is imperative that you understand the principles of constant-voltage distributed sound systems.
In this article, we are going to talk about line array’s and provide you with a free line array calculator from Electro-Voice and some documentation to help you with your next line array design and install.
Think about the last time you were at a professional sports event. What was one of the things that were so memorable about it? Was it the energy of the fans? Perhaps the talent on the field? Or maybe you recall the camaraderie and excitement? I bet a big part of the atmosphere was enhanced by the LED digital displays around the venue.
This camera is able to be controlled via most standard controllers and networks. Where it shines is on the price and performance ratio. No matter what conditions you throw at it, it does one thing and that keeps performing. If you are looking for an image upgrade, it is not just about going HD, it is about color correctness, light performance, and the ability to adapt from a wide shot to a clear 30x zoom quickly and reliably. There are never any complaints or sacrifices with this model. HD-SDI, HDMI, and Network outputs mean that you can easily get the signal where you need it to go, without worry or hassle. Perfect for the last minute upgrade!
Built-in, interactive whiteboard features encourage meeting participation, collaboration, thus facilitating the sharing of ideas. For simplicity and ease of integration NovoEnterprise can be managed remotely over the network.
The classic boardroom has taken a bit of a backseat in recent years to the newly popular huddle spaces. It is now prime time to circle back with some clients and talk to them about giving their boardroom (and other large meeting spaces) a major tech overhaul. We are in the midst of a bona fide “boardroom renaissance”! All the trendy and fun tech that people have come to know and love in their huddle spaces now needs to be available in their boardroom, but with greater security, crisper images, as well as a heightened look and feel of prestige. Every piece of equipment must help deliver a hassle-free collaborative experience. It must also maintain the aesthetics and impact that the executive boardroom is intended to showcase. Our goal here is to create a a functional area for executives to get to business and make a statement. The technology must be intuitive, always work, and create a visual atmosphere and backdrop that supports getting down to business.
I have never been a huge fan of the portable column systems. Let me throw that out there. For the best in the market, the price points and my ears never lined up. I saw them as Niche, for those who needed the portability, and were willing sacrifice either substantial dollars or audio quality. When I first got the opportunity to hear this I thought “Great, why are you making a me too product?” I was wrong. Very, incredibly wrong.
Schools have many audio needs which become apparent during this Back to School season which highlights new needs and problems. Suddenly there is a surge of last minutes needs coming in.
The Meeting Owl also works well in small conference rooms where 4-8 people are sitting within a 12-foot diameter of the Owl.
Synergy Center is about Education and Community. Whether you are a seasoned integrator, IT professional, worship director, or are responsible for creating an experience with technology in any manner, this is about learning and sharing. Here you can find resources to help you on your journey and ask questions to get real world feedback.
What is the best church line array system? That question can be answered in a number of ways. Anyone who tells you that “This is the best” without knowing the absolute needs of the facility does not understand audio. However, there is a way to cut through the options and take a great system, and know where it works best. Here we will look at the Electro-Voice EVA system so you can quickly know when this powerhouse system may truly be “Your best church line array.”
The M1HDMI from RGB Link is an easy and intuitive video mixer and scaler that allows you to manage camera feeds, connected PCs and Blu-Ray Players to create a professional level show no matter the audience.
The M1HDMI has four separate HDMI inputs to connect your video devices. These could be connected PCs running presentation content or streaming from a website, a DVD or BluRay player playing videos, or even multiple Pan Tilt Zoom cameras aimed at the speaker or the audience to provide image magnification. It accepts Full HD video signals up to 1080p/60 and will upscale lower resolution images for optimum displaying on your video wall or projection screen.
For the audience, the M1HDMI delivers a pristine Full HD image at 1080p/60 via it’s HDMI “Program” output. It also has an SDI connection on the “Program” output to replicate that same signal for any type of broadcast system or Closed Circuit TV system that you may have in your venue as well.
In just 20 minutes Clay and Neal will show you how to bring amplified audio to any location with Mipro portable PA systems.
keeping the space visually neat and tidy. With just one USB cable you will be able to utilize all
My amplifiers being delayed and not getting out caused a nightmare scenario. It took hours of back tracking hustle, a day of lost work, and many excuses and promises to clients to get it resolved. You know what I’m talking about, you have probably been there too.
Imagine what the leading wireless sharing company could do to take their world-famous product and make it even more relevant, 5 years on since its inception. While observing users in action, drawing up sketches in conference rooms, surveying what new requirements people are seeking and probing around in the engineering lab, Barco has done something to leapfrog themselves.
In our last installment, we went over tips and tricks to easily put together a Digibird video wall processor. You have undoubtedly been intrigued by the new, seamless video wall offering from Barco, called UniSee.
If you’ve ever deployed video walls before, you know that the difference between a great video wall and a lousy video wall is all in the control processor.
Clay and Neal break down the mysteries of constant voltage distributed sound systems for everything for houses of worship, sports bars, large arena, classroom, events spaces, and so much more. Get the information you need to design and install constant voltage distributed sound.
Bishop Hartley High School Increases Student Safety and Lowers Costs Using IP Devices “How do you communicate in an emergency?” This is a defining question that many schools have started asking themselves in the wake of a series of tragedies over the last decade. In response, we have created better plans to account for a host of potential situations. Fire, weather, intruder, shooter, the list goes on. One large problem always remains, however. More plans introduce more levels of potential human error. With these detailed plans, how do you make sure that in any given event the correct information and procedure is followed, without any margin for mistakes?
Your church project needs to add video projection to the sanctuary. It needs to be unobtrusive for traditional services, yet impactful for contemporary worship. Ease of use for any volunteer staff to operate is critical, as is reliability, longevity, and the overall value. If you are looking for a straight forward solution that requires little maintenance and provides a LONG operational lifespan that provides value without cutting corners that sacrifice your long-term investment, this is the starting point. A system that can grow with you and that will not suddenly fail.
After going through the requirements list and checking out various camera options I settled in on not a Sony, or Panasonic, but the JVC KY-PZ100s and JVC’s RM-LP100 remote Camera controller. I gave the pastors and director of communications a demo of the system and they were sold.
When using seamless video walls, it becomes even more important to perfectly align all tiles in order not to distract the viewing experience. Therefore the mounting structure is a key element of the video wall system, as it ensures the precise alignment of the panels without damaging the sensitive edges.
Paging, Clocks, Bells and now Mass Notification are all standard pieces of equipment for any School. With that said, the last few decades have seen little innovation in this sector it would seem. With legacy product still dominating these categories, most schools tend to be frustrated with the type of existing systems. So why is it that there isn’t something better?
Integrators are a highly refined group of AV/IT professionals who pride themselves on turning ideas into reality, problems into solutions, and empty spaces into productive workplaces. There are three key opportunities that the best integrators understand and are taking advantage of now:
The conversation always begins the same way. The client is looking for a simple solution for their huddle spaces. All they want is audio conferencing abilities so that their teams can chat with other remote team members or clients, but they may want to utilize video for some of their meetings, so video conferencing is going to be needed as well. That’s easy enough.
If you do any kind of House of Worship production you have probably run into an issue with stage noise at some point in time especially if you are using a choir mic set up that has a wider pickup pattern. The over bleed can be anything from the minister talking to someone at the side of the stage to a baby in the first row. There is a solution though. You can use a continuously-variable pattern condenser microphone system to control the pickup pattern and dial the choir in.
For your reference, any chassis with H4 in the item number uses H4 cards. Any chassis with M4 in the item number uses M4 cards.
You know the situation. If you are putting in a USB appliance such as a camera in a room, and you find out that the cable run from the camera to its destination is just a hair longer than the spec, what do you do?
Clay and Neal talk about creating interactive video walls using Pixelscape hardware and software. A solution that allows you to turn any large scale display into an interactive video wall.
The Yamaha CS-700 video sound collaboration system is specifically designed as an all-in-one unit to equip huddle rooms with best in class audio, video, & screen sharing capability. Huddle rooms have unique requirements, as they typically are small sized rooms with limited tabletop space. The Yamaha CS-700 combines ultra-wideband audio with high-quality video to fulfill video, audio, and collaboration requirements in one simple, wall-mounted system addressing all communication and collaboration requirements of the huddle room. Audio, video and screen sharing is accomplished through one USB cable. The integrated remote management capability enables IT departments across the world to remotely monitor and manage their huddle room installations.
Safety in schools is always about communications and planning. A School Paging system is critical, but a boring system that is always present. Along with that are the clocks, and in most cases a “want or need” for true mass or visual notification, though there isn’t always the budget.
Watch a short video on how to configure a modular video wall controller using DigiBird’s DB Series video wall controllers.
It wasn’t so long ago that you only had to juggle two alerts – evacuate for fire, or move to a shelter for weather. If students got mixed up, it only took a minute or so to redirect them and get everyone to safety.
I have a neighbor with four children and to make it work, she runs a tight ship with a lot of rules and regulations. I am pretty sure it all comes down from her traditional good Catholic background and goes back generations to the old country. One thing she always tells her children, “There is always a sequential order in your life… finish school, find a job, get married, have babies… in that order and in that order only!
This time each year I get asked the same questions repeatedly, "How do you get audio in an outdoor event, that spans a large area such as a downtown main street during street fairs or other municipal activities?" Most don’t know where to start, and rightly so. Getting audio, without miles of wires or buy-in from a local business is COMPLICATED. Or more correctly it was. Music, announcements, performers oh my! Read on to see the best way to get this done, in a package that can be used over and over and give any municipality a great return!
How to effectively use the Try It To Like It to seal the deal: By writing a conditional PO to Starin for quantity of one CS-100, CSE-200, or CSE800. You can get 30 days to confirm your customer would like to move forward with purchase. If you or your customer want to keep the unit, we will allow another 30 days to pay the discounted* invoice. We’re so confident in the quality and performance of the new standard in wireless AV, we want to let you give your customer a test drive as a risk-free 30-day trial. If your customer is not totally impressed, just send it back and owe nothing**.
Does that statement simultaneously fill you with excitement and dread? After all, what AVGeekman wouldn’t think video walls are the epitome of cool? But, as much as you might desperately want to quote the project, you know it might not be practical.
We have all been there, and visit that feeling regularly. “I have two hours, do I complete the church audio quote, the new restaurant/bar job, or the corporate paging? Which is the biggest? Which has the highest close?
Clocks, Paging, Bells, Mass Notification. These are all systems in nearly every school. Each is standalone, and the design to integrate takes time. Let me show you how you can design all four in under 30 seconds in this 30 second tip!
This means you can have guests present without sacrificing security and without adding hassle. You now have more flexibility to use ClickShare in more secure corporate environments and share and present without worry. IT security demands were heard and addressed, in a way that means as a user, you never have to “think about” how to make it work, it just continues to do so.
Think about putting together an audio conference system for a meeting space or boardroom.