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Best of the Best

WFX 2011 New Product Award Entrants and Winners

Last month at WFX (Worship Facilities Conference & Expo) 2011 in Dallas at the Dallas Convention Center, Worship Facilities and Church Production magazines presented the 2011 New Product Awards (NPAs) in the categories of “facility” and “technology.” The NPAs are designed to recognize the newest, most innovative building-related and technology products developed for church use within the past year. Read on for a detailed listing of entrants and winners.

FACILITY

Building material products – sanctuary/auditorium staging

Protégé 5442P Wheelchair Lift – WINNER

The portable lift features a lower price point and serves chancel platforms up to 42” high.

MSRP: $18,000

Ascension

www.wheelchairlift.com

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Building system products – HVAC product/system

RP32-WIFI—WINNER

The product offers all sized churches an HVAC control solution with Wi-Fi networking.

MSRP: from $445

NetworkThermostat

www.networkthermostat.com

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Building system products – security product/system

CF System Door and I/O Module—WINNER

The product brings access capabilities such as auditing to older door control systems.

MSRP: from $185

Videx CyberLock Solutions

www.videx.com

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Green products – innovative green product

EnergyCenter

An integrated energy management system combines five key areas, wirelessly.

MSRP: not provided

Autani Corp.

www.autani.com

 

EventU Green—WINNER

Allows for coordination of HVAC systems online, according to event schedules.

MSRP: not provided

ServiceU Corp.

www.serviceu.com

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Best overall new product—facility

RP32-WIFI—WINNER

The product offers all sized churches an HVAC control solution with Wi-Fi networking.

MSRP: from $445

NetworkThermostat

www.networkthermostat.com

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TECHNOLOGY

Audio products – amplifiers

Powersoft Ottocanali 1204 –WINNER

An eight-channel power amplifier for audio pros in church installation applications.

MSRP: $3,440

Powersoft

www.powersoft-audio.com

Link to product description and photo:

http://wfxweb.com/dallas-2011/technology-awards/powersoft-ottocanali-1204/

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Audio products – digital mixing consoles

Digico SD11

Designed as a desktop or 19-inch rack-mountable console.

MSRP: from $15,700

Group One

www.digico.org

 

Digico SD Ten

This product and the broadcast-specific SD Ten B, combine ease of use with a comprehensive feature set.

MSRP: from $59,700

Group One

www.digico.org

 

Roland M-480 Digital Console –WINNER

A 48-channel digital console featuring rapid recall of setups/scenes.

MSRP: $11,795

Roland Systems Group

www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

 

StudioLive 16.0.2

Portable, easy to use, and integrated with state-of-the-art software.

MSRP: $1,599.95

PreSonus Audio Electronics

www.presonus.com

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Audio products – in-ear monitoring systems

PSM1000 System –WINNER

A full-rack professional monitoring system that represents a new benchmark for in-ear monitoring.

MSRP: $6,069

Shure Inc.

www.shure.com/americas/

Link to product information and photo:

http://wfxweb.com/dallas-2011/technology-awards/psm1000-system/

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Audio products – large-format loudspeakers

Bose RoomMatch Loudspeakers –WINNER

Array module loudspeakers perform as a single loudspeaker to deliver intelligibility and even coverage of dynamic full-range sound.

MSRP: $4,000

Bose Corp.

pro.bose.com

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Audio products – wireless microphone systems

PGX Digital Wireless System

Combines rugged, trusted Shure mics with state-of-the-art 24-bit digital wireless technology.

MSRP: not provided

Shure Inc.

www.shure.com/americas/

 

XD-V70HS –WINNER

A digital wireless headset system designed from the ground up to deliver superior sound quality.

MSRP: $811.99

Line 6 Inc.

www.line6.com

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Audio products – other audio products

acouPoP

A portable acoustic absorber designed with two folding arms that straighten to support a four-foot by six-foot section of the acouStac product.

MSRP: $1,000

acouStaCorp LLC

www.acouStaCorp.com

 

AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System

Replaces traditional analog I/O boxes with a modular digital solution.

MSRP: $3,200

Aviom Inc.

www.aviom.com

 

M-Class MX10

Coaxial compact stage monitor provides wide, smooth dispersion that helps reduce feedback and allows freedom of movement.

MSRP: $482

Community

www.communitypro.com

 

Roland R-1000 Recorder/Player

A standalone multi-channel recorder/player ideal for live production.

MSRP: $4,995

Roland Systems Group

www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

 

Wood Look Acoustics

Patented core construction blends aesthetically with traditional chapel look or stands out in a contemporary setting.

MSRP: varies

Perdue Acoustics

www.perdueacoustics.com

 

Yamaha M7CL v.3.5 Software

Enables use of up to six Yamaha SB 168-ES Stage Box units, lending greater flexibility in design and installation.

MSRP: free

Yamaha Commercial Audio

www.yamahaca.com

 

Yamaha StageMix iPad App –WINNER

Apple iPad app allows remote control of Yamaha M7CL and LS9 console mix functions.

MSRP: free

Yamaha Commercial Audio

www.yamahaca.com

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Audio products – best overall audio product

Yamaha StageMix iPad App –WINNER

Apple iPad app allows remote control of Yamaha M7CL and LS9 console mix functions.

MSRP: free

Yamaha Commercial Audio

www.yamahaca.com

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Video products – installation projector (MSRP $15,000 and up)

Christie DHD670-E –WINNER

Suited for mid- to large-sized breakout rooms and churches, provides exceptional brightness.

MSRP: $19,995

Christie Digital

www.christiedigital.com

 

Christie L2K1000

High resolution, high brightness choice for houses of worship.

MSRP: $39,995

Christie Digital

www.christiedigital.com

 

Christie L2K1500

Provides LCD technology for HD+ image quality.

MSRP: $52,495

Christie Digital

www.christiedigital.com

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Video products – installation projector (MSRP up to $15,000)

Epson PowerLite D6155W –WINNER

Engineered with a robust, dust-resistant design and advanced networking capabilities.

MSRP: $1,799

Epson America

www.epson.com

 

Epson PowerLite Pro G5450WU

Engineered for easy installation and added flexibility.

MSRP: $3,999

Epson America

www.epson.com

 

ProjectoWrite3 WX25NU

Newly enhanced software and hardware allows user to annotate over full motion video and interact on any flat surface with precision.

MSRP: $2,199

Boxlight Inc.

www.boxlight.com

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Video products – presentation software

ProPresenter 5 –WINNER

New features include modern transitions with 3D effects and multi-layer animations, video effects, etc.

MSRP: $399

Renewed Vision LLC

www.renewedvision.com

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Video products – projection screen

Insta RP

An adhesive rear-projection material that converts any empty window space into a high-end projection screen.

MSRP: $321

Elite Screens Inc.

www.elitescreens.com

 

Retracta-Vu Pro Traveller –WINNER

A self-contained, precision-engineered rising screen adaptable for any venue.

MSRP: $6,600

Vutec Corp.

www.vutec.com

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Video products – camera/camcorder

ClearVIEW HD-19 PTZ Camera –WINNER

High-definition PTZ camera with SmartSHOT technology and 19x zoom lens.

MSRP: $4,995

Vaddio

www.vaddio.com

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Video products – switcher/scaler/mixer

A/V Conference Room Processor –WINNER

Unites six legacy and digital video sources and offers high performance video scaling to 1080p or 2k.

MSRP: $1,799

Gefen

www.gefen.com

 

AT-HD-V1616M

Allows users to easily route 16 HDMI sources to 16 independent displays.

MSRP: $12,999

Atlona Technologies

www.atlona.com

 

C3-540 CORIOmaster

Employs latest CORIO3 technology to give users access to new levels of video processing power.

MSRP: $34,500

TV One

www.tvone.com

 

Kahuna 360

Production switcher provides advanced feature set: up to six M/Es, seven keyers per Extreme M/E, and up to 120 HD/SD inputs.

MSRP: on request

Snell

www.snellgroup.com

 

Matrox MC-100

Allows monitoring, distributing, switching, multiplexing, and processing 3D in real time.

MSRP: $495

Matrox Video Products Group

www.matrox.com/video

 

ProductionVIEW HD MV

Offers cutting-edge processor technology to the existing ProductionVIEW HD with multiviewer capabilities and digital inputs/outputs.

MSRP: $10,995

Vaddio

www.vaddio.com

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Video products – other

CopperHead Pro

Designed to make high-end TV broadcast production better, faster, and easier; designed to enhance HD IMAG applications.

MSRP: $9,760

Telecast Fiber Systems Inc.

www.telecast-fiber.com

 

Matrox Convert DVI Plus

An affordable HD-SDI scan converter with genlock.

MSRP: $1,495

Matrox Video Products Group

www.matrox.com/video

 

PWB-250 Wallbox –WINNER

Easy-to-install wallbox allows large panel displays to sit flush against the wall.

MSRP: $199

FSR Inc.

www.fsrinc.com

 

RCP-120 Remote Control Panel

A powerful new accessory for the FSN presentation system, allowing users to control aux outputs from a remote location via Ethernet.

MSRP: $3,000

Barco

www.barco.com

 

TAHOMA-DL-8+8 Hybrid Multiviewer

Combines monitoring eight multimedia and eight broadcast-quality inputs on the same multi-image display processing system.

MSRP: $13,498

Apantac

www.apantac.com

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Video products – best overall

ProPresenter 5 –WINNER

New features include modern transitions with 3D effects and multi-layer animations, video effects, etc.

MSRP: $399

Renewed Vision LLC

www.renewedvision.com

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Lighting products – LED fixture

ColorBlaze TRX

A versatile, feature-packed linear RGBAW LED fixture with light output of up to 3,540 lumens per foot.

MSRP: 2-ft: $2,999

Philips Color Kinetics

www.philipscolorkinetics.com

 

Nila

Nila Boxer replaces an 800-1,200-watt HMI or a 1,200-2,000-watt Tungsten fixture, drawing just 250 watts.

MSRP: $3,695

Nila

www.nila.tv

 

Reflection LEDko

A patented multi-LED lighting source that produces a uniformed beam with no pixels, dots or multicolored shadows.

MSRP: $2,825

Coemar

www.LEDsource.com

 

Selador Desire LED Luminaires –WINNER

The new Desire LED luminaire family includes the bright D40 with 40 LED emitters, the super-bright D60 with 60 emitters, and the D40XT for outdoor use.

MSRP: $1,795 and up

Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)

www.etcconnect.com

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Lighting products – moving light console small-format (up to $8,000)

Enlighten ONE Console

Combines the Enlighten Lighting Control Software with hardware to provide a turn-key solution for churches.

MSRP: $999

Mega Systems Inc.

www.magasystemsinc.com

 

Jands Vista v2 M1/S1 –WINNER

Vista v2 software builds on the volunteer-friendly, award-winning original Vista, bringing power and simplicity to the control of dimmers.

MSRP: $1,250

A.C. Lighting Inc.

www.aclighting.com

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Lighting products – other

Collage Color Touch (CT600)

Adds a color LCD touch-screen controller to the Collage Impress line.

MSRP: $2,000

Lehigh Electric Products Co.

www.Lehighdim.com

 

Retrofit Lighting –WINNER

Church Interiors takes classic incandescent fixtures and retrofits them with new, low-wattage, energy-efficient, dimmable fluorescent lamps.

MSRP: cost varies

Church Interiors Inc.

www.churchinteriors.com

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Lighting products – best overall

Selador Desire LED Luminaires –WINNER

The new Desire LED luminaire family includes the bright D40 with 40 LED emitters, the super-bright D60 with 60 emitters, and the D40XT for outdoor use.

MSRP: $1,795 and up

Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC)

www.etcconnect.com

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New media products – podcasting, webcasting or streaming

KulaByte End-to-End Streaming

Streaming solution comprises H.264 encoding software and cloud-based video transcoding service, HyperStream.

MSRP: variable

Haivision

www.haivision.com

 

Roland VR-5 AV Mixer

An all-in-one audio and video solution to simplify production, recording and streaming of live church services or events.

MSRP: $4,995

Roland Systems Group

www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

 

Wowza Media Server 3 –WINNER

New 3 software and value-added components provide a single, extensible foundation for “any screen done right” media delivery.

MSRP: $995 and up

Wowza Media System

www.wowza.com

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New media products – website software, software tools and related

Debit Card Only Giving –WINNER

Empowers ministries with the choice to block credit cards from being accepted via online tithing.

MSRP: none

Ardent Giving Solutions

www.ardentgivingsolutions.com

 

POD Farm 2.5

New software plug-ins feature collections of POD tones for any DAW and more.

MSRP: $99 and up

Line 6 Inc.

www.line6.com

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New media products – other

Roland VC-30HD Video Converter –WINNER

A multi-input video converter for web streaming and simultaneous archiving to Blu-ray.

MSRP: $2,295

Roland Systems Group

www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

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New media products – best overall

Roland VC-30HD Video Converter –WINNER

A multi-input video converter for web streaming and simultaneous archiving to Blu-ray.

MSRP: $2,295

Roland Systems Group

www.rolandsystemsgroup.com

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