2013 New Product Technology Awards

We challenged manufacturers and service providers serving the Church market to show us their best new products. Dozens of vendors responded with submissions for the WFX New Product Technology Awards.

The winners were chosen based on the quality of the information provided by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine and Worship Facilities Designer Magazine editors, distinguished members of the WFX Advisory Board, and WFX management.

View all 2013 New Product Technology Awards Entries.

2013 New Product Technology Awards Winners
Aviom A360 Personal Mixer
Aviom’s A360 Personal Mixer has an advanced 36-channel mix engine, which can be used to mix up to 16 mono or stereo channels. It offers mono or stereo ambience and the unique Dual Profile Channel. Channels can be individually selected for each A360 from a pool of up to 64 channels.

Learn more about RoomMatch
Bose RoomMatch Asymmetrical Array Module Loudspeakers
Bose RoomMatch asymmetrical array modules expand the original 20 RoomMatch full-range array modules with the addition of 22 different horizontally asymmetrical coverage patterns. Eleven left and right pairs provide 22 horizontally asymmetrical coverage patterns, improving sound quality by reducing side-wall reflections in many room shapes found in the church market.

DriveCore Install Series
The DriveCore Install series from Crown International is based on proprietary and patented Harman DriveCore technology. These PWM technology-enabled products employ the latest in Class D amplifier topologies.

PreSonus Eris E8
PreSonus Eris E8 two-way, bi-amped, active studio monitors enable live sound engineers to produce quality recordings, whether for sermon podcasts or live music recordings.

Shure GLXD16 Wireless System
Shure’s GLXD16 Wireless System provides houses of worship guitar players with a durable, cost effective wireless solution for clear digital audio. It features a Guitar Pedal Receiver with integrated tuner and an ergonomic body pack transmitter with lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

X32 Digital Mixing Console
The BEHRINGER X32 digital mixing console features MIDAS mic preamps, motorized faders, individual channel LCD scribble strips, and AES50 audio networking at an accessible price point.

Yamaha MGP32X
Yamaha’s new MGP32X offers the best of both analog warmth and digital performance into one affordable, easy to use audio console. With USB digital audio recording and playback, iOS control, 32 inputs, 6 flexible aux sends, and dual internal effects, this console provides many tools to get the job done.

impression X4S
The GLP X4S lighting fixture (a smaller version of the X4 fixture) features seven RGBW LEDs, each rated at 15W, for a homogenized beam that is variable, from a tight 7 degrees to a wide 50 degrees.

Jands StageCL
The Jands StageCL was designed to provide a practical solution for controlling LED-based lighting systems. It provides all of the manual controls and automation a church needs to get the most out of its energy efficient LED fixtures while being easy enough that most any volunteer could run a service.

Ovation E-190WW
The CHAUVET Professional Ovation E-190WW luminaire is designed specifically for stage and is ideal for use in worship facilities. It is powered by 19 10-watt LEDs, and it outputs 3,446 lux at 5 meters (26-degree lens) without a significant temperature-related drop off.

Learn more about Roland VR-50HD Video Switcher
Roland VR-50HD Video Switcher
The Roland VR-50HD is an all-in-one AV Mixer with output for Web streaming and recording. It is designed to simplify live worship production. It fully integrates an audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen, and USB video/audio streaming into a stand-alone device that can be controlled by a single operator.

Online streaming audio and video platform StreamNow enables churches to live-stream sermons and other events directly to their websites. The videos are viewable from any screen, including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Additionally, videos can be recorded and saved into a StreamNow video gallery within the church website.

Learn more about Panasonic's AW-HE60H/S
The AW-HE60 incorporates such features as IP live video monitoring for remote preview and control and a Night Mode for shooting in extremely low light using IR illumination. The HE60 is available in two versions, the AW-HE60H and the AW-HE60S.

Da-Lite Design Center Ultra Wide Angle Rear Projection Lace and Grommet Surface with Curved Series 2
The Da-Lite Design Center Curved Series 200 Rear Projection Screen was originally built for First Baptist Dallas. It is the focal point of the sanctuary, with a seamless 149-inch by 1707-inch viewing area. It features multiple compound curves and six changes in radius.

Learn more about HyperDeck Studio Pro
HyperDeck Studio Pro
HyperDeck Studio Pro is a solid state drive (SSD) recorder that features 6G-SDI and 3G-SDI input and output, built-in high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, HDMI, analog component input and output, and standard XLR connectors for audio and timecode.

LED Video Panels
LED Video Panels from Pro Pixel Products interlock to create video walls. Compared to projection solutions, these LED video walls offer a more economical, reliable, and flexible platform.

Learn more about ProVideoServer
ProVideoServer is a broadcast quality multi-channel video server with synchronization and switcher control features. Usable on Mac-based laptops or desktop machines, PVS is a video playback solution for churches of all sizes, especially ideal for high-quality, video-teaching experiences at satellite churches.

Learn more about the Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser Light Source Projector
Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser Light Source Projector
The Sony VPL-FHZ55 3LCD Laser Light Source projector achieves 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) for bright and vivid color reproduction.

Learn more about the WD390U-EST Projector
WD390U-EST Projector
Mitsubishi’s WD390U-EST “cloud projector” seeks to help worship facilities avoid technical difficulty when sharing complicated pages. Users simply log onto their network and begin displaying content in seconds, whether from a local server, the Internet, or the cloud.

Blackmagic Design
Video Switcher or Mixer
Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K
ATEM Production Studio 4K video switcher enables churches to connect up to eight SD, HD, or Ultra HD video cameras, disk recorders, and computers for flexible live production. Its 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections handle Ultra HD live production, and churches can connect all cameras using a single cable for a simplified workflow.