Ebenezer United Methodist Church faces some unique challenges in terms of growth and its AV systems are key to managing that. Part of that is a new Yamaha CL5 digital console. The new console expanded the number of inputs on the stage to 32, and in the process allowed the church to go to a networked pair of CAT-5 strands instead of 14 new copper-wire runs. “The console also has a lot of nice features that make it friendlier to our volunteer-operator environment, including channel labeling and plenty of room for custom banks,” says James Mills, Ebenezer UMC’s director of technology.
Google Hangouts Expanded to Reach Corporate Market
Video conferencing feature Google Hangouts now open to users without Google+ accounts, added to existing portfolio of Google Apps for business.
The control system represents the biggest variable in the overall outcome of an integrated AV system. Isn't it time we paid more attention, respect and — let's face it, money — to control system programming?
ESPN Makes Digital Splash with $178 Million SportsCenter Upgrade
Integrator WorldStage upgrades ESPN's SportsCenter digital studio, complete with a video floor, virtual technology, two touchscreens, a 56 LED multi-dimensional monitor wall and the ability to do live and pre-produced segments simultaneously.
Campuses Banking on Emergency Notification, Upgrades
A survey from CI sister publication Campus Safety shows that one in two campus protection professionals say their institutions plan on or are considering deploying new/upgraded emergency alert solutions in the next year.