Given the breakneck speed with which technology is moving, designing and installing an audio/video and lighting system that will serve now and still be viable in 10 years, may seem like an impossible task. However, when New Psalmist Baptist Church moved from its campus on Old Frederick Road in Baltimore to an all new facility, that is just what Minister Joshua Thomas, New Psalmist's multimedia and creative arts ministry director, set out to do. @Church Production Magazine
Taming an historic 155-year-old church building with a 2.3 second reverb time can be a daunting task when you're charged with installing contemporary technology into the space. While the church itself is even older, what is now the narthex and the nave of the current St. John's Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Ala. was built in 1855.
The new, open-design EOC features 14 workstations, a 201” video wall, twelve 42” plasma monitors, six ceiling-mounted speakers, and two suspended LCD video projectors. An Extron Matrix 6400 matrix switcher is used to distribute the various video and audio signals to displays throughout the facility.
Escambia County Emergency Operations Center gets more control over crises. The Escambia County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Florida is used as a central command station to manage and respond to major events such as hurricanes. Many life safe-ty and security agencies must collaborate from this command and control center, including fire, police, EMS, and various public services.
In the early days, members of Daphne, Alabama's Eastern Shore Baptist Church worshipped in an old motel where the swimming pool did double duty for baptisms. But times have changed; in 2004 the congregation christened a brand new, built-from-the-ground-up 1,600-seat facility where a blend of both traditional and contemporary forms of worship is offered--complete with a 100-voice choir and full orchestra.
I have had the pleasure to know and work with Chuck Walthall for over 25 years. His knowledge and...