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Worship: A Tailored AV Bid for New Construction, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 19, Part 2

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Josh Jagdfeld, Vice President of Intermedia Systems Group in Burnsville, Minnesota about the total AV upgrade the company performed for Hosanna Lutheran Church in nearby Mankato. Josh discusses the training sessions that the company provided for the church tech volunteers and he points out the advantages of having all of the church pastors use head worn wireless microphones. The RF mic system setup is explored including the placement of log-periodic dipole antennas. They also discuss the details of how the church does stage monitoring with a mix of floor wedges and an in-ear system. Useful links:
Audio-Technica 4000 Series wireless microphone systems
Xantech SPLCD64G touch panel used for wireless mixer control
The double-stacked NEC NP-4100W projectors
Chief LCD2C Stacking Kit used for the double-stack projector configuration

AV Overhaul at Consol Energy Center Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 21, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with David Corathers of Mitsubishi Diamond Vision about the installation of a huge center-hung scoreboard video screen, LED ribbon displays, and other video monitors in Pittsburgh’s new Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. David discusses the construction process and cabling as well as providing his take on where LED display technology is headed. Useful links:
The Middle Atlantic MRK Series racks used in the Consol Energy Center
Logitech computer gear installed in the video display control room
Samsung monitors used in the video display control system
APC power products used to power control system equipment

Covering Live Events with Streaming Video at KAMU, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 20, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Wayne Pecena of public TV station KAMU at Texas A&M University. Outlined is the station’s use of Streambox video streaming equipment in covering live events on the campus using a mix of full-time technical crew and student assistants. Pecena also describes the KAMU field production units and details the video formats available with the Streambox gear. Wayne reveals the advantage his group has in being organized under the same division as the IT people running the network used by his streaming gear. Links of interest:

Worship: A Tailored AV Bid for New Construction, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 19, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Josh Jagdfeld, vice president of Intermedia Systems Group in Burnsville, Minn., about the total AV upgrade the company performed for Hosanna Lutheran Church in nearby Mankato. The project included a complete sound system featuring EAW and QSC speakers along with a Yamaha M7CL48-ES EtherSound integrated console. In part one, Jagdfeld discusses the challenge of the tight timeline on the project and how the narthex was set up for sound in an area that can be open to the sanctuary or closed off in a separate space. Useful links:
EAW AX-396 and AX-366 speakers used for the main house system
LabGruppen C-Series amplifiers with Nomad link Ethernet interface
The Yamaha M7CL48-ES mixing console used for FOH in the sanctuary
Aviom stage monitoring system used by performers

Distance Learning in the University of Maine System, Part 2

SVC Show Podcast 18, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, contributing editor Bennett Liles wraps up his discussion with John Tiner, senior systems and design engineer with the University of Maine System. Tiner outlines the way the production is done in the distance learning studios, including the monitoring of calls from students watching the programs. He details the deployment of Haivision’s Stingray set-top boxes to the receiving locations and talks about how the distance learning program is organized and administered on the technical end. Links of interest:

AV Technology Enhances Corporate Collaboration, Part 2

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his talk with Travis Ellis and Tom Yerkes of CompView Audio Visual on the AV installation at the new San Diego headquarters of mobile phone service provider Cricket Communications. They discuss the Tandberg videoconferencing gear that was brought from the previous location and repurposed for the new facility. Also detailed are the automatic microphone mixing, the AMX control system programming, and the effect of floor-to-ceiling windows on the conference room acoustics. Useful links to equipment that was used:
Hall Research UVA-8 UTP 8-Channel VGA + Audio Distribution Amplifier/Sender
Hall Research UH-2C HDMI Cat-6 Extender
Mitsubishi FL6900 u 1080p LCD Projector
NEC NP2150 LCD Projector
Polycom SoundStructure C-Series for voice and videoconferencing
SMART Meeting Pro Premium for connecting interactive displays and laptops
Premier Mounts AM3 Articulating Mount

A Church Audio System for Traditional and Contemporary Services, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 16, Part 2

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles completes his chat with Luke Raymond of Dispersion Design in Carrollton, Texas. Raymond goes into more detail on the sound upgrade at the Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland, Texas done to quicken the turnaround between the traditional and contemporary services in the same 700-seat sanctuary. They explore the installation of Ace Backstage floor connectors for the Aviom system and the decision to go with a Yamaha LS9-32 digital mixer at the front of house position. Useful links:
The Yamaha LS9-32 digital FOH mixer installed by Dispersion Design
The Aviom A16D Distribution Hub used in the monitoring system
The Countryman E6i Omni Earset microphone used by the church
The BSS Audio BLU-160 signal processor installed in the upgrade

Distance Learning in the University of Maine System, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 18, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with John Tiner, senior systems and design engineer with the University of Maine System. They discuss the upgrade of the university’s statewide distance learning network to an all-IP system using Haivision Barracuda encoders, a Haivision Videofurnace advanced server base system with Instream desktop player, and Stingray set-top boxes. Tiner provides details on how the production is done in the distance learning classrooms including greenscreen keying. Links of interest:

AV Technology Enhances Corporate Collaboration, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 17, Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Travis Ellis and Tom Yerkes of CompView Audio Visual. They provide details on the AV installation at the new corporate headquarters of mobile phone service provider Cricket Communications in San Diego. In the design concept, Cricket emphasized easy collaboration among staffers, and CompView came up with video-equipped courtyards and cocoon rooms along with an impressive boardroom featuring a multimonitor video design and conferencing. They also discuss how they kept all of the installation phases in correct order during the busy construction period and the earlier concepts that were considered for video monitoring in the boardroom. Useful links to equipment that was used:
AMX IS-2-GO-CORLM Inspired Digital Signage – Corporate Pre-Pak with Live Media
AMD DMR-200 MediaPoint Digital Media Recorder
Biamp Nexia CS DSP Conference System
Da-Lite Tensioned Advantage Electrol Screen
Extron CrossPoint Ultra 88 Ultra-Wideband Matrix Switcher with ADSP for RGB and Stereo Audio
Extron MGP 464 Four Window Multi-Graphic Processor

A Church Audio System for Traditional and Contemporary Services, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 16, Part 1

To hear the podcast, press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.
In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Luke Raymond of Dispersion Design in Carrollton, Texas. He provides the details on a sound system upgrade at the Arapaho Road Baptist Church in Garland, Texas, designed to allow the church to conduct both traditional and contemporary services in the same 700-seat sanctuary with a short turnaround for the equipment reconfiguration. They discuss the Aviom system used and the installation of a hybrid monitoring system with IEM and floor wedges. Raymond also talks about training church volunteers and the transition for performers. Useful links:
The Aviom A-16II personal monitor mixers used by the church musicians
The Presonus DigiMax D8 8-channel mic preamp in the system
QSC RMX 4050HD main house amplifiers
The Middle Atlantic PDS-2X315 power sequencer used by the church

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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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