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Expanding to Satellite Congregations, Part 1

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 82

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Mark Siegel of Advanced Broadcast Solutions. They discuss the HD upgrade for Highlands Community Church, which had to find a different way to expand its growing congregation. ABS provided an HD upgrade, sound, lighting, and a new control room for the church to use in sending its services to satellite congregations in temporary setups many miles away. Siegel provides details on how ABS rigged Christie Digital projectors for IMAG and upgraded electric service for the balcony control room.
Useful links:
The FOR-A HVS-300HS HD/SD video switcher installed in the new control room
The Panasonic P2 HD video format used for recording the church services
The Christie LW650 projectors used in the sanctuary for IMAG and text
A video on the upgrade produced by ABSTV

A Campus-wide IP Video Network for a State University, Part 2

Networked AV Podcast Show 32

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Peter Maag, the senior vice president for marketing with Haivision Network Video. Maag goes into more detail on the advantages an IP video network has over a conventional coax Cat-V system for a university campus and discusses the elements of push video technology. He also talks about the bit rates needed for various video formats and the function of the HiLo streaming feature of the system.
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Immersive Videoconferencing and Digital Signage at the NHL, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 24

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Project Manager Joseph Fusaro of McCann Systems in Edison, N.J., a leading AV design and integration firm specializing in turnkey systems for small and large corporate clients. Fusaro goes into more detail on McCann’s sophisticated AV installation at the headquarters of the National Hockey League. He outlines the conferencing facilities including table wiring, video cabling, and audio systems. Also explored are the technical points of the room lighting and shade control, along with the training that McCann Systems provided to the client. Useful links:

Acoustics Tailoring with Meyer Sound Constellation System, Part 2

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 81

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with church elder Lorna Cohen and Constellation system installer Dave Lawler of DocktrDave Audio about the installation of the Constellation system of electronic acoustic customization from Meyer Sound. Cohen details the motivation for the project from the perspective of the church and its congregation while Lawler offers his view on the technical challenges of the installation. They take listeners from concept to the final result and detail the reaction of listeners as the church uses its pushbutton acoustics. Useful links:

A Campus-wide IP Video Network for a State University, Part 1

Networked AV Podcast Show 31

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Peter Maag, the senior vice president for marketing with Haivision Network Video. They discuss the installation of a campus-wide IP video network for North Carolina State University using Haivision’s Video Furnace, InStream Player, and Stingray set-top box to bring classroom video, public safety updates, and video on demand to more than 30 campus buildings. Maag outlines the installation and provides details on the specific capabilities of the system. Links to more information:

Immersive Videoconferencing and Digital Signage at the NHL, Part 1

Corporate AV Podcast Show 23

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In part one, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Joseph Fusaro of McCann Systems in Edison, N.J., a leading AV design and integration firm specializing in turnkey systems for small and large corporate clients. Fusaro provides details on McCann’s installation at the New York City headquarters of the National Hockey League. Featured in the job were a variety of technical innovations that immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of professional hockey as soon as they step out of the elevators. The videoconferencing and presentation facilities are also discussed. Useful links:

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Acoustics Tailoring with Meyer Sound Constellation System, Part 1

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 80

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In part one, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Steve Ellison of Meyer Sound about the Constellation system for electronic acoustics tailoring that was installed in Laguna Presbyterian Church in Laguna Beach, Calif. Ellison explains what the Constellation system does and how the acoustic response of a venue can be altered with the use of an array of loudspeakers and microphones. He details the steps of the installation and explores the various hardware elements of Constellation. Useful links:
The Constellation product page from Meyer Sound
The Midas Venice 300 audio console installed in Laguna Presbyterian for monitoring
The Yamaha M7CL FOH console used at Laguna Presbyterian
The Neumann KM-184 microphones used on the podium

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The Nuts and Bolts of a Green AV Installation, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 22

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In part two (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues the discussion with Mark Morrison, Patrick Dezess, and Allan Childers of Audio Video Systems, a Chantilly, Va., AV design and integration firm. They go into more detail on how they conducted a large AV installation at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the United States Green Building Council. The LEED-certified building had some surprises for installers and the AVS crew provides insight as to choosing energy efficient AV gear and dealing with unfamiliar architectural features. Useful links:
Extron ASA-304 audio summing amplifiers
Shure-SLX24/SM58 wireless microphone system
Crestron QuickMedia AMP3X80MM audio amplifiers
Contemporary Research-232-ATSC controllable HDTV tuner

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A Networked Signage System for a Community College, Part 2

Networked AV Podcast Show 30

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In part two (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles finishes up his talk with David Little, director of business development for Keywest Technology. Little goes into more technical detail on the installation of the digital signage network on the campus of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. Remote control and monitoring by serial links, management distribution, and the network’s emergency notification feature are discussed. Links to more information:
The serial controlled Hyundai LCD display screens used in the network
The MediaXtender that converts video formats for Cat5 conveyance
Johnson County Community College, the site of the installation
Peerless display mounts which were used on all of the screens in the network

Upgrading Church to HD Video and Projection System, Part 2

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 79

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In part two (listen to part one) of his talk with Bennett Liles about the AV production upgrade at the Zion Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minn., Michael Benedetti of Graybow Communications Group provides more details. He discusses the routing of AC power conduits and video cabling, the capabilities of the video switcher, and the challenge of outfitting a church with a modern sound and video system when the building was not originally designed for this type of gear. Useful links:
The Vaddio Production HD video switcher that was part of the video upgrade
The Pro-Display substrate screens technology that was chosen for projection
The Extron SW6 RGBHV 6 Input RGBHV Switcher
The Chief MFQUB 2-foot cart used for a mobile video display

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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