From Snakes to Switches: Willow Creek Community Church Gets Audio Upgrade
By Lauren Campbell · June 1, 2015 • Willow Creek Church, located in South Barrington, IL, is home to 20,000 people. For over 35 years, it has served its community before needing an audio networking upgrade. The upgrade includes a Dante backbone and helps enhance the worship experience for its services.

Unified Communications Products Continue to Gain Popularity
By Sharon Fisher · September 30, 2013 • Unified Communications is gaining momentum as users look to it to streamline the way people work together. Relying on IP technologies, the versatility of UC means everyone can, from one platform, shape the way communication happens, be it phone, chat, email, or videoconference.

The Age of Unified Communications Arrives
By Alison Diana · September 30, 2013 • Mobile workers, remote offices, lower prices, competitive world encourage sales of UC solutions.

All About Managed Services
By Joy Zaccaria · September 9, 2013 • AVI-SPL has two managing services products, Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) and the Symphony Management Platform, which is designed to work with clients and make sure their needs are met quickly or prevent problems that could appear.

Creating a Videoconferencing Culture with Your House of Worship Staff
By Scott Wasser · September 2, 2013 • Creating a videoconferencing culture starts with your employees and how they might use it. If the tools are beneficial and the training is adequate, you may see a communication revolution.

The Promise of AVB - Is it Real? The Standard and the Products
By Dan Daley · August 12, 2013 • Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is a new standard developed by AVnu Alliance, a group of heavy hitting networking and A/V companies. It promises to make possible the transfer of digital audio and video data through one Ethernet port. While manufacturers are starting to produce products, it is slow going, but AVB’s promise is garnering attention.

A Surprising Buzz at InfoComm 2013
By TD Staff · June 13, 2013 • At InfoComm 2013, collaboration products from companies such as Vaddio, Cisco and Polycom were present, but there were many non-traditional companies such as display and screen manufactures that were showing products with collaboration as feature benefit.

Revolabs to Display Latest Wireless Products at InfoComm 2013
By TD Staff · May 29, 2013 • Revolabs will showcase HD wireless mics, a wireless conference phone and videoconferencing solutions at InfoComm 2013.

11 Must Have Apps - IT Network Tools for Your iOS Apple and Android Device
By Curtis Emery · May 8, 2013 • The best apps for IT pros. With these mobile apps, you can interact with your network from any location using your Apple iOS or Android mobile device. This collection of apps presents 11 highly rated mobile tools that will accomplish a variety of network tasks. Also included are a few IT toolkits that can accommodate most tasks from connection speed tests to network monitoring. Other apps account for multiple specific network tools from Ping and DNS reports to mobile apps that mimic network and administration and control software.

10 Tips for Succeeding in Unified Communications Deployment
By Dan Newman · May 6, 2013 • Dan Newman discusses the top ten tips for adding unified communications to your technology arsenal. By combining voice, video, instant messaging and more to one network-based platform, resources are freed up for both the user and IT.

The Best and Most Popular IT Network Tools Apps
By TD Staff · April 12, 2013 • 11 best IT network tools apps. Check out this collection of network tools like iPRTG, Fing, NetTools,, MyRoutersPro For iPad, Ping & DNS, Server Admin Remote, IP Tools, IP Reference, and FCC Mobile Broadband Test for your Android or iOS device.

Getting Your Network Ready for BYOD
By Joe Paone · March 29, 2013 • Many employees now wish to use their own equipment at work, but preparing the network for such an eventuality takes a strategy that looks at safety, data management and liability. Learn how to address these considerations.

The Cathedral of Faith Moves Its Message Higher With HD
By Dan Daley · March 27, 2013 • The Cathedral of Faith tapped Spectaveris to help it with its A/V upgrade. The churches goal is to provide leading technology to keep pace with the technology its parishioners use. To do this the church recently upgraded to HD. They now have five Hitachi SK-HD1000-TX1 production cameras and use a FOR-A’s HVS-350HS switcher to go with two control panels and two multi-viewers.

Checklist: the Top Five Must-Have Videoconferencing Features
By Leslie O'Neill · March 22, 2013 • Consultant Theo Economides describes the five most important capabilities your videoconferencing system should have. Learn how to pare down to size this expansive market and choose the right system for you.

Videoconferencing on the Cheap
By Leslie O'Neill · March 8, 2013 • Using consumer products like FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts for some videoconferencing is an easy way to lower collaboration costs. For more important meetings, professional tools are called for.

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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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