Guides & Reports

Special Report - Streaming Media During Holidays Pays Off
By TD Staff · December 2, 2013 • Download this free Special Report: Streaming Media During Holidays Pays Off. Learn the benefits of live video streaming events. Hear from Minister of Worship and Music at Trinity Lutheran Church on how he says the church compares those streamed events from the holidays to see how much additional outreach they’re achieving to help quantify the church’s ongoing transition to a missional type organization.

Guide to Low Cost, Surface Mount Loudspeakers for Worship - Plus Buying Tips
By TD Staff · November 10, 2013 • Download this free TechDecisions 2014 Product Guide to 50 Low Cost, Surface Mounted Loudspeakers for Houses of Worship. Buying and placement tips to self-powered or constant voltage transformer type speakers, matching acoustic coverage and performance to the specifications and data. These speakers provide on-board amplification, built in volume control and often a microphone input as well, making them a self-contained mini-PA system in a box. Check out products from Anchor Audio, Atlas Sound, Bose, Community, Electro-Voice, Extron, Innovox Audio, JBL Pro, Kramer, Lowell, OWI, Pragmatic Audio, QSC Audio, Quam, SnapAV, Soundtube, Speco Technologies, TOA, and Yamaha.

Guide to Choosing a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector
By TD Staff · October 16, 2013 • Download this free guide on How to Choose a Short-throw or Ultra-short-throw Projector and learn what you need to know to make the best purchasing decision for your classrooms, meeting rooms, conference rooms, training rooms and huddle rooms. These fixed or portable projectors solve a host of problems by removing shadows and glare issues from the equation entirely because they can be mounted or placed very close to the screen. Learn key points to look for such as the right amount of lumens needed for your room based on the ambient light, how to determine throw distance from the projector to the screen, interactive pens and whiteboards, Internet connectivity and the specs. We provide a link to a great online throw distance calculator and room positioning simulator to help you choose the right projector model for your space.

Special Report - The AV & IT Convergence
By TD Staff · October 2, 2013 • Download this special report on "The AV/IT Convergence" and hear from CIOs, CTOs, A/V Directors, IT Directors, Facility Managers, Consultants, Specifiers, District Administrators, Pastors and anyone needing to make the important A/V, IT, energy and security integration decisions for their facilities who have shared their thoughts. While from varied backgrounds and facility types, the technologies they integrate, the pain points, trials, tribulations and successes have a common thread. Plus: A/V Over IP, AVB and 4K.

Special Report - Video Projection Planning for Multi-site Churches
By TD Staff · September 18, 2013 • Download: Special Report: Video Projection Planning for Multi-site Churches is packed with advice to help you plan your multi-site church. Live Streaming vs. Delayed Sermons; Finding the Best Presentation Method; Choosing a Projector for the Size of the Sanctuary; Determining the Best Size to Project Your Image on the Screen; Managing a Satellite Campus; Sizing Your Deployment; Upgrading Current Systems; Great Installation Tips and a lot more!

Guide - How to Create Warping Effects with Projectors
By TD Staff · September 10, 2013 • Download this free Guide - How to Create Warping Effects with Projectors. Many projectors are now equipped with built-in software and digital signal processing that can create very complex warp and other image processing effects.

How to Use Edge-blending with Multiple Projectors
By TD Staff · September 3, 2013 • Download this free Guide - How to Use Edge-blending with Multiple Projectors. Using the latest technologies, creating large projected images on massive screens is now easy with edge blending technologies. Edge blending allows adjacent projected images to be seamlessly overlapped in order to create larger images with a higher number of pixels than would be possible with a single projector. This guide provides what you need to know.

How to Choose the Right Projector for Every Environment
By TD Staff · August 27, 2013 • Download this free guide: How to Choose the Right Projector for Every Environment. Whether you are researching to purchase a video projector for a classroom, meeting room, auditorium, for a mobile presentation or a large venue, this guide will help you understand the new technologies, the terms and the specs.

TechDecisions Guide to Digital Signage Content Management Systems
By TD Staff · May 6, 2013 • Download this free TD Guide to Digital Signage Content Management Systems. 18 CMS's listed. How to plan and what you need to know before you start. From the content creation planning stages to making a purchasing decision. Solutions range from simple media player, software and display all-in-ones to “bolt-on” software management solutions that tie directly to existing deployed media players and display signage on up to large enterprise, cloud based software, SaaS, (software as a service) that offers the ability to scale as your digital signage network grows. Products included AMX Inspired Composer, BrightSign, Cisco, Digital Media Suite and Manager, Cisco Digital Signs, Cisco Cast, Dynasign, Fourwinds Interactive, Gefen, Industry Weapon, LG Electronics, NEC Display Solutions, Planar, Rise Display, Samsung, Scala 5, Sony's Prodokol Snap, Kollage and Enterprise, Symon Communications, RMG Enterprise Solutions, Tightrope Media Systems, Visix, X2O Media

Special Report: Guide to Incorporating Video Projectors in Your Church
By TD Staff · May 6, 2013 • Free Worship TechDecisions Download. Special Report: Guide to Incorporating Video Projectors in Your Church. Start here if you are looking for everything you need to know before you buy a video projector. We help you understand what to look for such as the number of lumens, throw distance and throw ratio -- and what those mean. From the video processor to connections needed and making sure latency isn't an issue. We've got you covered if you are looking to get started. 10 Buying Video Projector Buying Tips, Hire an Integrator or Do It Yourself?

How to Save a Lot of Money with Energy and Lighting Devices and Controls
By TD Staff · May 1, 2013 • How to save a lot of money by using energy and lighting devices and controls for your facility. Download this special report. Three case studies showcase facilities that are meeting stringent LEED certifications while using new as well as tried-and-true technologies. Employing simple occupancy and vacancy sensors and temperature controls, to using more sophisticated daylight harvesting techniques and control and automation systems, these three facilities are a tribute to all shades of green.

Special Report – Guide to Creating the AV RFP
By TD Staff · March 19, 2013 • Free download. This Special Report: Guide to Creating the AV Request for Proposal (RFP). If you are an AV or IT director, CTO, CIO, CFO, AV tech, school district administrator, principal, lead pastor or in the role of needing to create an RFP for AV systems integration. This guide will help you define your scope, create a timeline as well as tips on what to look for choosing an AV systems integrator. Facilities such as corporate, K-12, colleges and universities, health care, bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and houses of worship can benefit from this report.

Special Report: The Impact of AV Over IP for Your Facility
By TD Staff · February 26, 2013 • Download this TechDecisions Media Special Report to learn about the key benefits and elements of AV over IP and creating true A/V and IT convergence within your facility.

Special Report: Digital Signage Flat Panels — Commercial vs. Consumer Displays
By TD Staff · January 22, 2013 • Download this TechDecisions Special Report to learn everything you need to know on how to choose a digital signage flat panel display for your corporate business. 7 buying tips. Which commercial situations might be okay for a consumer display. Why the manufacturer’s warranty is so important with digital signage displays. Life expectancy of a digital signage displays in various situations.

Planning a Multisite Church — Expert Advice
By TD Staff · October 20, 2012 • Check out how three churches increased membership, attendance and fostered a greater sense of community through creating multisite churches. Learn what AV technical directors and IT managers have to employ as they adapt new AV technology for to serve the needs of a multisite church. Understand the challenges of streaming media done well as well as other key considerations including HD cameras, projectors, speakers and more.

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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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