Awards

2014 New Product Awards

The Worship Facilities New Product Awards recognizes new technology products for the church market.

Winners were announced on October 1, 2014.

View 2014 New Product Awards Winners.


Amplifier
DriveCore Install Network Display Series
Crown’s DriveCore Install Network Display amplifiers come in two models: the 8|600ND and 4|1250ND. Each model boasts AVB technology, guaranteeing consistent audio and information delivery. These amplifiers are AVB-certified by the AVnu Alliance.


Amplifier
XLC Series
Available in two models, the XLC2500 and XLC2800 incorporate Crown’s proprietary DriveCore Technology, which significantly reduces the amplifiers’ size and improves its energy efficiency without sacrificing performance. Compact, powerful and cost-effective, the XLC Series provides ease-of-installation, outstanding sound quality and the unwavering reliability inherent in Crown products. These amplifiers are powerful, affordable options for any house of worship.


BEST OVERALL BUILDING SYSTEM PRODUCT
Architectural Lighting
Unison Echo lighting control system
The Unison Echo Lighting Control System from Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) offers lighting control with user-configurable presets and custom looks as well as support energy-saving light and occupancy sensors. These power-control products provide room- and zone-based lighting without complex commissioning. They support any load type and offer flexible, topology-free infrastructure to meets today’s energy codes, including ASHRAE 90.1, CA Title 20/24 and IECC.


Church Management Software
Seraphim Software
Seraphim is designed to maximize users’ outreach and create intimacy between members, regular attenders and guests. Sharing between users’ ministry leadership team, church congregation and visitors becomes not just easy, but exciting, rewarding and valuable. Seraphim’s focus on easy reporting, spectacular dashboards and powerful analytics set it apart from the rest of the crowd.


BEST OVERALL AUDIO PRODUCT
Digital Mixing Console
M32
The MIDAS M32 digital console combines MIDAS performance with 40 inputs, 32 MIDAS PRO Series microphone preamplifiers, motorized faders and 25 mix buses. Put simply, the M32 is ideal for house of worship and concert applications, blending quality with affordability.


Digital Mixing Console
MG16XU
The new Yamaha MG16XU mixer offers D-PRE mic preamps and SPX effects for top sound quality and reliability. USB connectivity is provided to enable both a stereo input from PC as well as the ability to record.


Digital Mixing Console
Yamaha QL Digital Audio Console Series
The Yamaha QL Series inherits CL such features as all-in-one mixing, processing and routing capability for small- to medium-scale live tour sound, house of worship installations, corporate A/V and speech applications. As with the CL Series, the Yamaha QL Series includes circuitry and components that have been designed and selected to achieve audio purity from input to output.


Digital Signage
Digital Signage DS4
Piksel Faith’s DS4 is an online digital signage solution purposely built and specifically designed to display daily multimedia content with simultaneous downloads of new and updated content. It displays several digital signage programs on one or more screens and/or display types (LED, LCD, plasma, video-projection or PC screen) using defined location-specific scheduling.


Flat-Panel Display
4mm SMD LED Video Display
Daktronics 4 mm LED video display sets the benchmark for contrast and color fidelity. Housed in a thin, aesthetically-pleasing design, the Daktronics Black Package display solution takes the wide viewing angles, exceptional brightness and precise image reproduction of premium 3-in-1 SMD (surface-mount device) LED technology and wraps it all into a LED display solution to ensure eye-catching contrast and display performance, even in the most demanding interior viewing scenarios.


Flat-Panel Display
A3PRO
The Absen A3PRO LED offers natural color, high-definition imaging, a large viewing angle and high brightness.


Flat-Panel Display
CreateLED AirMag-3
With standard definition on the verge of becoming obsolete and most projectors performing in SD, LED is taking over the church production world. CreateLED’s Airmag 3 indoor LED display offers churches an innovative, economical technology with “wow” factor.


Flat-Panel Display
EZ4
The EZ4 is a high-quality, 4.81mm pixel pitch LED video panel. Ideal for situations in which high-definition image quality is required, the EZ4 displays colors vividly and consistently for a clear and sharp picture. Moreover, the brightness level of 1,200 Nits means the EZ4 performs well even in high levels of ambient lighting.


HVAC
CloudConnect
The CloudConnect service from NetworkThermostat enables users of Net/X Wi-Fi and Ethernet smart thermostats to monitor and control their Net/X smart thermostats over the Internet. It accommodates an unlimited number of thermostats and locations without the need for port forwarding or other router configuration.


HVAC
SRCOOL12K Portable Air Conditioner
Tripp Lite’s Portable AC Unit with Remote Management Accessory offers users the ability to cool rack hot spots and small server rooms without having to install a floor drain or empty a water collection tank. With remote manageability, cooling temperatures and fan speed can be adjusted from any location.


In-Ear Monitoring System
A320 Personal Mixer
Aviom’s A320 personal mixer, which includes many features of the A360 personal mixer, gives musicians advanced control over their monitor mixes while preserving simplicity of use. The A320 delivers precise mix control and more musical monitoring at an outstanding price.


In-Ear Monitoring System
Livemix Personal Monitor System
The Livemix personal monitor system is simple enough for volunteers to use, but deep enough to give professionals the tools they need. With 24 channels, effects on every channel, custom channel naming, stereo ambient microphones, color touchscreen and MirrorMix remote mixing, Livemix helps musicians give their very best.


Installation Projector
HIGHlite LASER WUXGA 3D
DPI’s 10,000 lumen, laser-illumination HIGHlite LASER projector is suited for large worship venues. Long-life image stability and color performance joins tilting and rotation capabilities in this future-focused imaging solution. The HIGHlite LASER WUXGA 3D removes recurring lamp costs, thereby delivering unmatched lifetime cost of ownership per brightness output.


Installation Projector
PHWU-81B Projector
Showcase rich, vibrant imagery, and bring the sanctuary to life with the brightest, single-chip DLP projector on the market. Delivering 7,500 ANSI lumens in a WUXGA format, the PHWU-81B projector is ideal for smaller churches, offering high-performance without the high price tag. Enjoy high contrast, saturated colors, seamless video processing and high reliability in a small, elegant model.


Installation Projector
PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL WUXGA 3LCD Projector
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL projector combines high-lumen projection with full HD, WUXGA performance in a sleek black casing for installation in houses of worship. With 10,000 lumens of color brightness and 10,000 lumens of white brightness, the Z10005UNL makes content shine, even in high ambient light.


Installation Projector
VPL-FHZ700L Laser Light Source Projector
Sony’s VPL-FHZ700L laser light-source projector can help a ministry enhance the worship experience, facilitate interactive teaching or solve complicated installation challenges. With 7,000 lumens of color brightness, the FHZ700L is ideal for large-venue commercial spaces, including houses of worship. It delivers WUXGA resolution (1920 by 1200), instant on/off, tilt-angle-free design, edge blending, wide-range vertical/horizontal lens shift, advanced geometric correction and up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation.


LED Fixture - 1 to 1000 Dollars
Altman Worklight WL-130-*
The Altman Lighting Worklight WL-130, is a wide-throw, general lighting fixture. It employs a 10,300 lumen, non-dimming LED source with 90-plus CRI. It is convection cooled (without fan), to give the user 50,000 hours of operation, and it carries a three-year warranty.


LED Fixture - 1 to 1000 Dollars
Chroma-Q Color ONE
The Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED Par from A.C. Lighting Inc. features a fully homogenized and defined beam. The innovative lens with blended output is ideal for front-light applications in which multiple shadows are unacceptable. As a backlight, the homogenized output provides a natural look when facing the congregation while reading beautifully on camera.


BEST OVERALL LIGHTING PRODUCT
LED Fixture - 1 to 1000 Dollars
EvriColor
The Mega-Lite EvriColor is a fully customizable, color-changing LED fixture that tailors to the needs of houses of worship. Churches can customize the EvriColor by selecting the LED color, the beam angle, the body color, DMX connection and LED wattage. It features silent operation and is flicker free.


LED Fixture - 1001 Dollars and Above
Phoenix LED Profile Spot 250W
The fixed-focus Phoenix LED Profile Spot is a state-of-the-art ellipsoidal fixture. It is powerful enough for very long throw distances and engineered to project sharp patterns at those distances. It is a fully 50,000-hour-rated fixture with a three-year warranty. It is ideal for houses of worship, television studios, special events and theater spaces.


LED Fixture - 1 to 1000 Dollars
AVERE 5
The AVERE 5 can light from Apollo Design represents the latest in LED fixtures. The light has a sleek yet solid look and is built in the US from machined, aircraft-grade aluminum. It features exceptional color rendering, build quality, upgradeability and ease of use.


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