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Willow Creek Community Church Gets Massive Audio System Upgrade Including Focusrite RedNet Components

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Chris Hardin

Willow Creek Community Church is among the largest worship facilities in the U.S., serving a weekly congregation of 26,000 in the Chicagoland area. The church’s 800,000-square-foot main campus, located in South Barrington, Illinois, recently underwent a major upgrade to its AV systems, including Yamaha FOH, monitor and broadcast consoles, a robust Dante™ network infrastructure, Cisco network switches, Meyer Sound MILO and M2D systems and much more. Helping to distribute the audio between each location is a number of RedNet Dante-networked audio interfaces from Focusrite.

As with many modern churches, AV production takes a central role in worship, including video screens and closed-circuit feeds, broadcast and streaming, and more. Matt Wentz, who has been with the church for the past 11 years and for the past six the Audio Systems Engineer, notes, “Our whole production team is as many as 30 people total, and they’re broken up into three smaller crews. We updated our video systems last year, and it was important we upgrade the audio to keep up. Dante was clearly the right solution as far as networking such a big campus, and we were running into some conversion issues here and there. After doing extensive research, I acquired a RedNet 6 interface, and the rest sort of came together piece by piece.”

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PHABRIX Names Prin Boon as Product Manager

In Industry News by Chris Hardin

PHABRIX has appointed Prin Boon as the company’s product manager, responsible for the full portfolio of test and measurement systems. In his new role, he will oversee market analysis and …

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Yamaha Professional Audio Continues to Expand Dedicated CIS Sales Team

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by Chris Hardin

Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio division has announced the appointment of Dennis Dillinger to the position of district manager for the expanding Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) sales team. The dedicated team serves the sound reinforcement integrator, contractor, and CIS dealer base to provide effective systems for the commercial, retail, and corporate markets.

“Dennis Dillinger brings a wealth of audio-visual experience to the CIS sales force,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “He is a tremendous asset to the team, and as we move forward, will help strengthen our share of the market.”

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Miss GLP’s Award Winning Light Show at LDI?

In home_page, Industry News, Lighting by Chris Hardin

GLP’s Light show for this years LDI was a huge attraction at the show, and was rewarded with the Best Product Display LDI Award.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the award-winning show at the GLP booth or just want to watch one more time you can watch it on GLP’s Facebook page

Or on their YouTube channel

If your interested in finding the very latest from GLP head over to

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Manual Tab-Tension Screen for the ProAV Channel

In home_page, Industry News by tfwm

Elite ProAV presents the Manual Tab-Tension Series, as its premium grade non-electric personal to larger venue projector screen. The design features a manually operated bead chain clutch mechanism with a swift rolling sprocket that allows the material to stop at any point of its drop/rise operation. The tab-tension design allows the projection surface to be flat and taut so that ultra/short throw projectors may be used as well. The matte white material provides diffusion uniformity for everyone in the room to see the projected image with equal brightness. The housing is of a sturdy white enamelled aluminum construction. It is moisture resistant and available in a white finish. It includes flush sliding wall brackets that align with wall studs while allowing the installation to be perfectly centered.