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January 2008

January 2008


Media for the Message

By Jay Ankeney

The capital expenditure needed for sophisticated AV installations in houses of worship can take significant funds away from other activities…

Technology Showcase: Wireless-microphone Systems

By Bennett Liles

The comment that wireless-microphone users were operating a radio station used to be fairly comical and quaint, but now that many wireless systems include…

Technology Showcase: Plasma Screens in Houses of Worship

By Jay Ankeney

To express the glory of their congregations’ faith, the interiors of houses of worship have traditionally been adorned with visual splendor…

Installation Profile: Green Sanctuaries

By Dan Daley

For reasons both spiritual and practical, the intensely renewed focus on earth-friendly and energy-efficient approaches to life and the buildings that…


Astatic GN15VPD

By John McJunkin

There is no shortage of gooseneck microphones available for use in installed applications, and most of the offerings out there are good products with…

NewSoft WMS 200

By Jeff Sauer

We’ve all watched presenters juggling laptops and cables, and we’ve seen the flickering on the projection screen that says something is not quite right…


Picture This: Wireless Visuals and Video

By Jeff Sauer

Cables and cords are the virtual blood vessels of professional AV. They’re the (mostly) unseen conduits that carry the content upon which the industry…

Portable Churches

By Michael Goldman

It’s an annual event for Sound & Video Contractor to kick off a new year with a houses-of-worship extravaganza, and this issue is no exception, as you…

Expert Viewpoint: Hearing the Message

By Julian Pieters

Because of the huge variety in age and construction of various types of houses of worship, the installation of modern induction-loop technology into those…

Associations Focus: Foundations of Education

Shure continues its support of industry education initiatives for a third year with its recent commitment to match up to $25,000 in contributions to the NSCA Education Foundation’s fundraising campaign…

Sound Advice: Sound in the Worship Space

By Dan Daley

I had a literature professor in college who demanded that everyone in his class always have a Bible and a thesaurus with them. The thesaurus we could…

POV: AV and Content Management

By Julia Pegg

Content management is often the responsibility of IT managers because it leverages the broader IT infrastructure of the organization. IT managers, while…


The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif.

By Trevor Boyer

At the largest nondenominational Christian university in the United States, student attendance at thrice-weekly chapel services (with the exception of…

The Buzz: Installation Spotlight: Hibernia Baptist Church, Fleming Island, Fla.

Staff Report

On Fleming Island, Fla., just south of Jacksonville, the congregation of Hibernia Baptist Church is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art…

What’s New

What’s New: Audio Technology

By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin

The compact EAW NTL720 self-powered line-array loudspeaker system features a three-way design and numerous other EAW-patented and proprietary technologies. The entire enclosure face of each NTL720 module is filled by a full-sized mid/high horn providing 110°×12° dispersion…

What’s New: Video Technology

By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin

Runco International has announced its largest plasma display to date, the 103in. CinemaWall XP-103DHD flatpanel. This 1080p display includes…

What’s New: AV Technology

By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin

Kramer Electronics FC-47 and FC-48 convert between HDMI and DVI as well as digital audio signal formats. The FC-47 outputs HDMI signals…

What’s New: Residential Technology

By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin

K2 Mounts is distributing the MK 1 Studio underbed lift. The underbed lift is a motorized mounting solution that conceals a 50in. flatpanel…

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