Whether it’s a church, temple, synagogue or mosque, today’s houses of worship use video technology to engage congregations, share information and convey messages. A house of worship might project the order of worship and hymns on a screen to make it easy for everyone to follow along. LCD displays are used to communicate messages, promote upcoming events, and more. Houses of worship also live stream and/or record their services for outreach purposes.
Projecting the Service and Song Lyrics on the Big Screen
Many houses of worship around the country use a projector and big screen to display services, song lyrics and messages as well. Large venue projection solutions like Da-Lite’s Wireline™ Advantage Screens, Parallax ALR surfaces and Chief Projector Mounts solutions are ideal for sanctuaries and gathering areas. Here’s why. Wireline screens use thin steel cables instead of black drop to lower the screen to an appropriate viewing height. This way, architecture, ambience and other details at the front of the sanctuary won’t be hidden from view. Da-Lite screens with Parallax ambient light-rejecting technology deflect glare from lighting fixtures and natural ambient light coming through stained glass windows – providing the best image contrast, color saturation and dynamic range to your congregation.
Live Event Production with PTZ Cameras and Camera Controllers
Another option, especially for mega-churches, is to display the praise band and worship leaders on large screens, LED displays, or displays in the overflow room during the service. When combined with Vaddio PTZ cameras such as the RoboSHOT 30E HDBT the AV Bridge MatrixMIX multifunctional feature set offers combined switching, advanced camera control, streaming and graphics mixing capabilities from a single solution. Because AV Bridge MatrixMIX is easy to use, volunteers at a house of worship can create a first-rate production with minimal training. With the AV Bridge MatrixMIX and the TeleTouch MultiViewer, the user simply touches the screen for live video production to choose which camera scene to use and it goes live.
Live Streaming and Recording
Videos help members stay connected with their church. And people who are looking for a church home might check out a video or catch a live stream to learn more about a church.
With Vaddio’s AV Bridge Mini HD Audio/Video Encoder, you can bridge any high definition HDMI and audio source into soft conferencing applications such as Skype for Business, Zoom and WebEx through its powerful USB 3.0 interface. Creating production-quality live streams on platforms like YouTube Live, UStream, LiveStream and Panopto has never been easier with the AV Bridge Mini’s flexible RTMP capabilities.
Whether you’re promoting fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, the calendar of events, or wayfinding tools to help visitors find their way around, digital signage is becoming a popular “bulletin board” solution for houses of worship. Chief, Da-Lite and Middle Atlantic brands provide a wide selection of digital signage solutions to create amazing AV experiences. Learn more.
Lecterns and Racks
Middle Atlantic offers a full suite of lecterns to meet the needs of any budget, system size, height requirement and aesthetic. Choose from preconfigured models for a simplified ordering experience or configure a custom lectern to meet specific needs.
Middle Atlantic racks and enclosures provide the “frame” to support electronic equipment, power, cable management and cooling to promote airflow to maintain a healthy temperature for the gear.
Workspaces and Offices
For administrative offices in churches, look to Middle Atlantic for conference tables such as the T5 Series, and the C5 Series Credenza – the credenza built around the rack you trust. With Chief’s wide selection of monitor arms for workspace displays, you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your office. Chief display
carts also help share resources across offices, classrooms and for temporary signage as needed. Learn more.
Why Legrand | AV?
Purchasing Considerations for Houses of Worship
Because Legrand | AV offers a complete solution of AV equipment for houses of worship, as well as an unparalleled customer service team, churches benefit from one single source for reliable, consistent support.
Chief offers a broad and complete line of mounts, power, storage and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components to serve and support the house of worship market. Chief’s innovative mounting solutions, particularly in the projection mount category, are recognized with numerous product awards and patented designs. Delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service, Chief is committed to responding to industry needs with proven products and service excellence.
With Middle Atlantic Products, houses of worship get the long-lasting quality that helps your investment last for years. And because you want your AV system to be totally reliable, Middle Atlantic solutions help protect your investment with proper thermal management and cable management to promote airflow to maintain a healthy temperature for the gear.
Vaddio PTZ cameras and pro AV solutions are designed to be easy to install and easy to use. Vaddio products enhance any AV experience by elevating the science of communication with The Art of Easy. In addition, currently, all of the pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras offered by Vaddio are BAA-compliant and are the only PTZ cameras designed and built in the United States.