House Of Worship In The Time of Covid

Restrictions related to social distancing have forced many faith based organizations to move quickly to on-line streaming. Some are reaching more new members and staying financially viable by leveraging the right technologies

Remaining relevant and accessible to your congregation is a constant process and key to holding people’s interests is quality content and delivery. While EAR can’t write your sermons, we can provide the best products and value for your audio, video and media technology. Here are the 5 most common upgrades spiritual venues undertake to bringing their facility up to contemporary standards or better engage younger families interests.

Sound for House of Worship HOW

SOUND
This topic effects everyone, young and old. It’s not about loud, it’s about clarity, energizing your music and holding people’s attention. If your sound system is over 5-10 years old, chances are a sound upgrade with get you on your way to re-energizing your congregation. Don’t forget that over 10% of people suffer from some form or hearing loss. A “hearing loop” system can literally bring people to your services for this reason alone (besides your timeless messaging!). We’ve been providing professional sound systems for 40+ years and treat it as our first love.

Cameras & Recording
It all starts with great content including broadcast quality cameras, switching and post production editing. EAR specializes in system packages and/or integration with installation and training. We can guide you through the upgrade process and repurpose some of your existing equipment or quickly get you up and running with new technology and customized workflows.

Streaming & Remote Campuses
For growing congregations, it can be challenging to handle multiple services in multiple locations. Next best thing to a challenging the barriers of time and space is linking your campuses via HD quality products via the internet. There are some very cost effective ways to connect your sites or stream to 1,000’s and in many cases use existing internet capabilities to reduce overhead. As for a system evaluation and we’ll provide a cost assessment for you as to charge.

Video Walls & Projection
Video walls and large screen projection are getting more affordable and capable every day. Many faith based facilities have existing video content that can be used to upgrade lobby areas with a video wall or repurpose meetings rooms into overflow areas with stunning visuals. In addition to installation, EAR can provide as free cost assessment, projected budget and financing.

Upgrading to laser projection can actually save you money if you’re operating older tube based projectors. Sparkling clarity and minimal maintenance and power consumption are standard features in today’s nicer projectors. We can provide a free demonstration in most cases.

Lighting
Many houses of worship are limping along with old heat generating or drab colored lighting. The newest generation of LED lighting can make your presentations come alive while reducing your power and air conditioning costs. Most systems pay for themselves in energy savings alone!

These are just some of the advantages of upgrading or building new facilities for faith based organizations. EAR has been providing professional audio, video, lighting and control systems for decades. Our clients are our best sales people, reflecting the lifetime of quality support and performance.

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Video Products & Integration

EAR is the Southwest’s largest provider of broadcast, live streaming and content management systems. We provide factory authorized products, integration and services for over 300 of the industries best manufacturers. We can help you find that perfect replacement add-on part, or a complete system of hardware and software for your specific workflow (check out our design-build guide for helpful advice).

When you are ready for an upgrade or developing a new start-up, choosing the right people to help design and build your system is not just about success or failure, but reliability, efficiency and return on your investment for many years to come. Over the life of a system the relative cost of the initial purchase can easily become secondary to operational costs. The potential recurring expense of training, downtime and inefficiency due to complexity in operation typically over shadow the initial system purchase price.

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  • Sales & Installation
  • Support & Training

Building and designing integrated systems for content creation can be exciting and at the same time a highly profitable investment for media related companies. We’d welcome the opportunity to help you design and build your new system to a successful completion. We can get started today!

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Command & Control

When split seconds can means millions of dollars, 24×7 mission critical real-time monitoring can mean success or disaster. Depcom Power manages and monitors solar power fields remotely across the country. They chose EAR to build their new best of class corporate command and control center.

Equipped with state of the art “one touch” Crestron control systems and one of the Southwest’s largest video walls, Depcom monitors solar field activity for operating conditions and possible service issues.

Contact an EAR technology specialist today to find the best value and technical efficiencies for your next command and control project.

Corporate Communications

With over 14,000 offices worldwide, Edward Jones creates corporate messaging for training and national network programming. EAR provided pre-sale consultation, systems design, installation and post sale support.

In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EAR enabled remote support and configurations for their production infrastructure and VMware virtualizated servers. This reduced their need for on premise maintenance and increased remote functionality while providing simplified server management. The HD studio supports a fiber and private network connected multi-studio network capable of broadcast quality production. System design, installation and documentation by EAR, DMD, Sachs Electric and Edward Jones’ staff.

Integration & Design Build Guide (2 of 2)

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Continued Part 2 of 2 (read part 1 of 1)

New, But Not Beta. As an investment, buying the latest generation in technology is the best way to insure a long life cycle for your purchase. If you’re building a system, the safest way to integrate is to include equipment of the current generation, but not version 1.0 if possible. Many upgrade projects stop dead in their tracks waiting for just one component to get a stable software release or a firmware patch. An example would be choosing a file format that has great advantages but is too new to know if it will be widely supported before the next generation replaces it. The best option would be to build around proven standards and design a way to migrate to newer formats into your system.

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