Interested in Environmental Projection? Look to ArKaos’ Media Server Range

When opting for easy access to a variety of media content, this manufacturer's server range proves solid with video and lyrics.

Interested in Environmental Projection? Look to ArKaos’ Media Server Range
The ArKaos Professional Studio Server is among four different media servers as part of its professional range, with the Studio capable of running full HD video on up to four EDID managed outputs.
Interested in Environmental Projection? Look to ArKaos’ Media Server Range
The ArKaos Professional Studio Server is among four different media servers as part of its professional range, with the Studio capable of running full HD video on up to four EDID managed outputs.

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Interested in Environmental Projection? Look to ArKaos’ Media Server Range

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Media server … it just sounds important, doesn’t it?

Here in ‘tech-land,’ we love exciting labels and the newest kid on the block is a media server, but what does it mean?!

(With the ArKaos,) we brought back a song we had not sung in several months, after I remembered I had created a lyric video for the environmental projection.

Well, as with so many of our fancy titles, it can mean a variety of things. Really, what we are talking about are computers that allow you to access a variety of media content in a variety of ways.

In the case of today’s conversation, I’d like to talk about the ArKaos server range. These servers offer access to video and lyrics with effects and other content control, that allow for all kinds of lighting and projection applications.

ArKaos now offer four different servers. The Professional Stage Server with two outputs, the Professional Studio Server with four outputs, The Professional Stadium Server with six outputs and the new Professional 4K Server, which does… you guessed it, 4K video!

Here at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla., we use the ArKaos Stadium server to store and control content for environmental projection. We use ArKaos’ excellent MediaMaster software, which I will write about in more depth later this year, to display pictures and video through five projectors onto the wall of Asbury sanctuary, creating engaging new environments for worship. I have written about why I think you should use environmental projection here on this site: “Seven Building Blocks,” back on Feb. 24, 2016 [link].

I’d like to share a little about how these ArKaos servers can help you do that.

The Stadium (and Studio) servers have two internal hard drives. The first to run the operational side of the system and the second as a data storage drive. This gives the server great performance and a place to store all the content you need in one location. This is helpful when working with a content heavy medium, such as environmental projection.  I have found that easy and well organized access to content helps to inspire and empower creativity.

As an example, just this week, we brought back a song we had not sung in several months, after I remembered I had created a lyric video for the environmental projection. I was able to go directly to the lyric library on the hard drive and load the video within a matter of minutes and incorporate it for this week’s service.


More About Tim Ottley
Tim Ottley was born in Melbourne, Australia, and after growing up watching friends play rock music and share Jesus in the bars and clubs of Sydney, he moved to Nashville, Tenn., in 1995 to be a rock star. That dream did not come to fruition, but he then started working for record labels and local touring bands, beginning with P.O.D. in 1999 as their first touring manager. Tim would eventually find himself in Tulsa, Okla., and by 2010, he moved into a position at Asbury United Methodist Church, working with audio, video and lightning. Over the last two years, Asbury has made significant changes to services and sanctuary space, including the installation of the largest Environmental Projection system in a church in the United States.
Get in Touch: tottley@asburytulsa.org    More by Tim Ottley

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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
The March-April 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about how to prepare, prevent and respond to church violence, a look into what church management software can do for your church community, and a piece on how a once popular nightclub venue was transitioned to become Shoreline Church's new home.


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