Hollywood Sound, Powersoft, Symetrix and Yamaha bring Dante Networking alive at Temple Israel of Hollywood

In Install News by tfwm

b74dd15d-592c-416d-aa36-d186e02a2490Established in 1926, Temple Israel of Hollywood continues to be a beacon for Reform Jewish traditions and values. Today this multi-purpose cultural and worship centre hosts an increasingly diverse selection of events, with many taking place in its principal venue – the exquisitely-appointed Miller Hall.

The fully-equipped 5,000 sqft. ballroom stages a mix of live performances, cinema screenings and religious services. Clients are able to make use of an impressive AV infrastructure comprising over 200 channels of low-latency audio – which was recently the subject of a substantial overhaul courtesy of Hollywood Sound Systems (HSS).

The firm’s Brett M. Grossman served as digital systems design/programming lead on the project, and recalls that Temple Israel approached HSS with the core concept of “updating the digital technologies involved and moving forward with a networking infrastructure based around Audinate’s Dante networking” – the regular need to reconfigure the layout and change the mix position according to event type effectively demanding a flexible networking solution. Now, every physical input and output is individually addressable, while remaining space-efficient and allowing for the possibility of future expansion.

To meet the project’s unique requirements, Hollywood Sound Systems set about devising a system based around products from three familiar, Dante-integrating brands: Symetrix, Powersoft and Yamaha.

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LightTech Calls on Ovation to Add

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Glow to Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph

St  Joseph CathedralA church is first and foremost a house of worship, but beyond that oftentimes it is also many other things to its congregation. Such is certainly the case with the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph.  A majestic 103-year-old building in Prospect Heights, the church is more than the spiritual hub for the 1.9 million Catholics in the Brooklyn diocese; it is also a gleaming symbol of hope for a neighborhood that is clearly moving into a brighter future. When Pope Benedict elevated the church to a cathedral shortly before his retirement in 2013, the diocese began an extensive renovation project that included a new lighting system from The LightTech Group of Jamaica, NY.

Central to the LightTech Group’s design were 18 Ovation E-190WW LED ellipsoidal fixtures that are used to cover the altar and key worship areas with flat, even fields of warm white light.  Illumination from the Ovation fixtures not only creates an enriched visual experience for worshipers at the 1,500-seat church, it also provides ideal lighting for services that are broadcast on the Catholic Channel.
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Aaron Shust Christmas Concert Stage Colorized With CHAUVET Professional COLORado Fixtures

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Christmas Concert3Music not only conveys the spirit of Christmas at The Heights Baptist Church, it also creates memories that worshippers cherish. A decade ago, leaders of this church outside Dallas made a decision to move away from theatrical holiday productions and instead have their Christmas season services feature concerts by their choir, orchestra and special guest artists. This year’s guest was very special indeed, as the church welcomed multi-Dove Award winner Aaron Shust, who performed on a stage that was illuminated in warm seasonal colors by COLORado™ 3P IP LED wash banks from CHAUVET Professional.

“The Christmas concerts with their special guests have become a tradition here,” said Bobby Dennis, Technical Director at the church. “In the past, we’ve had artists like Point of Grace, Andrew Peterson, Larnelle Harris join us. Of course part of the feeling we create on stage comes from the very lush holiday colors that light these performances. The COLORado fixtures were key in colorizing the stage for Aaron’s Christmas concert; they are our workhorse color wall and stage wash, performing flawlessly and never flickering, which is important because we HD/IMAG the concert.”

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CHAUVET Professional Helps Transform Historic “Scopes Trial Courthouse” For Tokens Special

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tokens-afterGreg Persinger of Vivid Illumination has been involved in quite a few lighting projects over the past 20 years, but it’s safe to say that none were quite like his recent work at the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton,Tokens-b4 Tennessee. Nothing about this event was “ordinary” — from the venue (site of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial), to the load-in process (gear had to be lugged up 2.5 flights of stairs), to the presence of actual prison inmates (who were at the courthouse for hearings) during setup. Nevertheless, Persinger was able to create a stunning and transformative lighting design thanks to the standout work of his team and a collection of LED color rendering fixtures from CHAUVET Professional.

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Newly Re-Designed Stainless Steel Option

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Old Pricing Until January 1st 2015!

HSAsteeldeskSXEXT_RACKCTR_SS_brighter_IMG_7406A newly redesigned Stainless Steel Rolltop Tambour option was announced by HSA “the Rolltop People” and is immediately available at the original option’s 2014 pricing until January 1st 2015.

This upgrade to HSA’s original stainless steel rolltop includes 33% thicker desk sidewalls, and adds a heavier front or lead tambour and Institutional Grade re-keyable core lock systems. HSA re-engineered this option after working with several consultants and architects to meet the requirements of Churches and Schools for more security, ease of maintenance and durability.

The company is also offering both the Institutional Lock System and the Extra Thick Sidewalls as separately available options providing designers, HSA dealers and their Church and School clients more choices in their HSA product’s configuration.

HSA states that focusing on product engineering and refinement keeps their Rolltop Desk, Rack and Lectern line competitive, innovative and continually adding value for their customers.

For more information visit www.hsarolltops.com


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH BELIEVES IN ASHLY

In Install News by tfwm

New_Hope_Baptist_InteriorFounded in 1934 by a small collection of the faithful who opened up their living rooms every Sunday in the bustling Michigan town of Grand Rapids, New Hope Baptist Church has grown to a congregation of over 800 active members. To better accommodate its members, the church recently underwent a comprehensive renovation of its 750-seat sanctuary and associated overflow and ancillary use rooms. A new sound system centered on Ashly Audio processing, amplification, and user control is a centerpiece of the project and gives New Hope congregants exceptional intelligibility for spoken word, along with musical transcendence for the New Hope band and praise choir. Critically, the Ashly gear came in at a price point that allowed the church to meet its needs reliably, without breaking the project’s budget. Pro Audio Inc., of nearby Grandville, Michigan designed and installed the system for New Hope Baptist Church.

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