Christie Online Courses and Webinars Available

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During these challenging times, Christie continues to support its partners and customers in many ways, including the provision of online courses through Christie University, many of which are open to anyone with an interest in our technology, and free. Need to sharpen your understanding of processing with products such as Spyder, or hone your skills in content management or switching and distribution with products like Pandoras Box and Terra SDVoE technology, sign up for one of our webinars here for Pandoras Box, and here for Christie Terra and Christie Spyder.

BenQ Adds Budget-Friendly, Filter-Free Laser Projector Models to BlueCore Family

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has expanded its BlueCore laser projector lineup with the launch of new 4,000- and 5,000-lumen models. The LU710 and LU930 offer WUXGA resolution while the LH710 and LH930 boast 1080p resolution, allowing organizations to update their meeting rooms with state-of-the-art BlueCore laser technology that fits the budget. Furthering the value of the LU and LH series, they eliminate the cost of replacing lamps used by lamp-based projectors, as well as the time spent cleaning filters with an IP5X-sealed and certified filter-free chassis that protects against dust.

“BenQ created the first-available commercial laser projector in 2012,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager at BenQ America Corp. “Since that time, our engineers have worked tirelessly to develop higher-quality images at more affordable prices. Our LU and LH BlueCore series projectors enable every IT manager to swap out their legacy projectors and affordably upgrade to a high-brightness laser. With the same dust-protection certification earned by the most popular mobile and smart watch technology, they offer the the ultimate package for superior presentations and collaboration with the benefit of a lower total cost of ownership.”

Clair Solutions Works with Ephrata Community Church to Build a New Cost-Effective, High-Impact Sanctuary

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Up from two-hundred congregants fifteen years ago to over 1,600 today, Ephrata Community Church in Ephrata, Pennsylvania has enjoyed the blessing of continued growth. Managing that blessing has been challenging, however. It necessitated increasing from one service a weekend to four, which taxed staff and damped the development of a full network of relationships across the community. Hence Ephrata Community Church launched an ambitious capital campaign to design and build a new state-of-the-art sanctuary that would accommodate 1,600 people. Local AVL integration firm Clair Solutions worked with the church from the very inception of the project to design and install a system that would capably meet their needs and provide room to grow while still keeping to a strict budget.

Clair Solutions’ relationship with Ephrata Community Church began with a small video project many years ago. The church wanted a new center projector and screen in their previous sanctuary, and Seth Morth, Clair Solutions engineering manager helped coordinate that purchase. “They appreciated our command of the technology and the way we worked with the people who will operate it, as well as our transparency and forthrightness,” said Morth, who served as the point person on this new sanctuary project.

AVIXA Opens Online Training to All Through to June 19

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From Avixa:

“As COVID-19 impacts our daily lives, much of our AV community is looking at extended home office time. As part of our commitment to the industry in these unprecedented times, AVIXA is opening online training* to all AV professionals, regardless of membership level.

Effective immediately, we are waiving online access fees and Elite seat limitations through June 12. That means you and your entire team can now access AVIXA’s online training.

We hope this will give you and your team the opportunity to learn new topics, work toward CTS certification, or earn CTS-RUs if already CTS certified, even if you are home.”

Yes, you read that right! This is a GREAT opportunity for your church tech teams to really drill down and learn about the technology behind the gear they are using. Not only will it help pass the time, but it will make your tech team STRONGER, and your live worship even more engaging and technically impressive than ever before.

To learn more, visit https://www.avixa.org/avixa-stands-with-the-av-industry

BenQ Introduces Smart Projector for Collaborative Digital Workspaces

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has introduced the EW800ST, the world’s first smart projector for business. The projector’s wireless internet connectivity, screen-mirroring capabilities, and built-in browser and business apps enable colleagues to share ideas in today’s agile, collaborative workplaces with unrivaled ease and convenience — helping teams to be more productive.
“Walk into today’s meeting room and you’ll see participants using their own devices, not just laptops, but smartphones and tablets as well, to brainstorm, take notes, and share ideas. Despite this new dynamic, it can still be cumbersome and sometimes impossible to connect to the room’s projector, depending on the device being used,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager, BenQ America Corp. “The EW800ST gives meeting goers the tools they expect to collaborate freely without having to wrestle with technology. It’s the first huddle and meeting room projector designed for the future of intuitive and intelligent collaboration.”

Eiki Projection Technology Delivers Vivid Imagery to Crosstowne Church Services

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As a group of people on a faith journey, aligning themselves with Christ and His Word to make a difference for God’s glory, Crosstowne Church enables people to become learners, lovers, and leaders in their relationship with Jesus Christ and in the world around them. The nondenominational church recently upgraded its projection setup. This resulted in the deployment of EK-815U WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projectors, which were drawn from the catalog of Eiki International, Inc. of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Southern Media Systems, Inc. of Charleston, an AV design / build firm and equipment dealer servicing the worship, government, and commercial markets, was contracted to handle the facility upgrade. David Major, the company’s owner, oversees Southern Media Systems’ sales, marketing, and installation operations. After consulting with church management to learn their goals and expectations, he penned a design that called for three EK-815U projectors outfitted with AH-A21010 lenses. He discussed the project and his reasons for selecting Eiki projection technology.