During a recent sanctuary renovation Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Midland, MI chose Simoni Systems to provide an updated audio, video and control solution to meet their needs. Working with designers, builders, church staff and members we were able to come up with a complete system to meet all of their needs.
Assessing the video system needs, the church had existing projector screens on either side of the stage that were in a good location for the church but lacked a bright reliable projector. Panasonic laser projectors were chosen to correct this problem. A third Panasonic laser projector was installed projecting on the back wall to provide a confidence monitor for those conducting the service. All video signals for the projectors are routed and managed by an Atlona matrix switcher and distributed via HDBaseT to the various projectors. This provided for ultimate flexibility in routing video sources. The projectors, screens, matrix switcher and more are all controlled by a QSC Core 110f. The Core not only provides control for many devices in the sanctuary but also acts as the main speaker processor handling all equalization and delay settings. The church decided to keep the speakers, as they were in good shape and had been providing even coverage.
To provide hearing assistance for those in the congregation that are hard of hearing an induction loop hearing assistance system was installed. This allows for members of the congregation who have T-coil enabled hearing aids to receive an audio signal wirelessly right into their hearing aid making it easier to interact during service. Additionally those without T-coil enabled hearing aids and use a walkman sized device to receive the signal can use headphones to hear amplified audio of the service.
Throughout the space Simoni Systems was able to provide Aldersgate United Methodist Church with an easy to use, reliable audio video and control solution.