Centerpoint Community Church realized at the beginning of Covid they would need to take their services online to continue engaging and supporting their congregation. The good news for Centerpoint was that their existing system was capable and would only need a few small additions to begin their own streaming.
As they continued to adapt, learn and improve their online streaming experience, Centerpoint identified a few areas in their current AV system that would need to upgrade to create a better end result.
It seems like this year has been the year of the video system upgrades. Each system has its own unique pieces that have helped each church or business to move forward in what they are able to do, not only for streaming and recording, but inside the room as well.
It seems these days that everyone is looking for a way to just get online. When Springs First Church of The Nazarene (SFCN) contacted us it was just after another reduction of room capacity due to COVID-19. The Nazarene church needed to get online to reach their congregation and fast.
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One of the projects we have not had the chance to showcase this year is a church campus launch that we helped with at the beginning of 2020. One of the great opportunities we have as a business is to see the organizations we work with grow and expand. New Life church in Colorado Springs, wanted to launch a new campus on the east side of the Springs. Our role in the launch was designing the video system.
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A local church in town, Zeal, came to us asking to help them build a portable church system. They already had a few pieces of equipment but were looking for a few more tech pieces to have a service every week in a school building. At first glance, it may not sound too tricky or like an excessively big job. What do you need for a portable system, just some speakers and a mic and you are good to go, right?? The task was a little bigger than that.
With the unexpected rise and spread of Covid19, it quickly created new problems for everyone. The Navigators ministry was faced with the task of taking their numerous in person conferences and converting them all into virtual online conferences.
Lambda AV designed a compact streaming system that would allow them to have a multi-camera live stream of all the keynote speakers. It also had the ability to run a full graphics system while being set up virtually anywhere.
The Summit Church upgrade covered Audio, Video, Lighting and general stage design. It was a big project for Lambda, so after the initial design and approval to move forward by the church, Lambda decided to approach the install in stages. We were able to add the equipment in a logical order over the course of two months. We did this for several reasons.
It took a lot of planning and time to build and integrate the updates to Summit, but everyone involved couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out!
Lighting was the last major piece Lambda designed and installed for Summit Church earlier this year. It made an incredible visual difference and impact to their main room. It was so much fun to see this design come to life and how incredible it looked.
For a more in-depth case study, we asked Brad Helzer, our main systems schematics designer, to write a little about what building the lighting system for Summit looked like:
A Walk Through Summit Audio System
The backbone of the Summit audio system is Dante. Dante is an Audio-over-IP protocol that allowed us to create an audio system that was both functional and reliable, but also gave Summit church the ability to grow and change as the situation dictated now and down the road.
Now, an Audio-over-IP system is only as good as the network it is built on. Most Dante enabled devices allow you to run gear on two separate networks, a primary and a secondary, at the same time. To make sure we built in as much redundancy as possible, we ran the entire system with a complete separate secondary network so that if one network failed at any time, there would be a backup. So, let’s go on a virtual tour of the system!!
At Front of House we replaced the Midas M32 with a Yamaha CL5. This brought them from 32 input/16 outputs to 72 input/24 outputs! A big change to say the least. We didn’t get rid of the M32 however, but we’ll come back to that later.
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