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 all 2014 New Product Awards Entries.



2014 New Product Awards Winners
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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


BEST OVERALL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PRODUCT
Media and Communication
Live Multi-Site Dual Screen Transmission, Satellite Solution
For multisite churches, the common satellite delivery solution is the single-screen presentation. Yet Ka You Communications offers a cost-effective, dual-screen video satellite solution to deliver the weekend message live from the main campus to other remote campuses.


Microphones
SERIES8 CO-8WD Headset Microphone
The SERIES8 CO-8WD microphone offers a unique combination of durable design and high-performance sound. The omnidirectional headset microphone features Point Source Audio’s “Unbreakable Boom,” with bendable 360-degree functionality and a performance boost to 148dB max SPL, IP57 waterproof design and “X-Connectors” for easy integration with popular wireless systems.


Moving Light
Volkslicht Spot
The GLP Volkslicht Spot features a 300-watt RGB LED engine, offering high intensity output with clear gobo projection as well as even field distribution and smooth dimming without any color shift. All this comes in a spot fixture containing 16 gobos, an iris, prism and near silent operation in a housing weighing just 33 pounds.


Other Audio Product
ShurePlus Channels App
Shure’s iOS app, ShurePlus Channels, enables audio professionals to remotely monitor and control Shure wireless products. The app offers real-time, precision monitoring of select Shure wireless systems, including Shure Axient, ULX-D Digital Wireless, the QLX-D Digital Wireless System and the PSM 1000 Personal Monitor System.


Other Video Product
VTrak A-Class
The VTrak A-Class shared SAN solution brings an entire SAN environment into one single box. Engineered specifically for creative professionals in post-production, broadcast, photography and film that require robust and low-latency performance, the VTrak A-Class explicitly meets the needs of those working with 4K or 3D applications.


Podcasting Webcasting or Streaming
MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP
DVEO’s MultiStreamer BD HD-SDI/IP is a bidirectional, real-time SD/HD encoder/decoder/streamer. Encoding input is SDI, HD-SDI or optional HDMI. IP output streams can be HLS, RTMP, etc. at different resolutions or bitrates. Decoding input is IP, with SDI, HD-SDI or optional HDMI output. The product is ideal for streaming worship services.


BEST OVERALL VIDEO PRODUCT
Presentation Software
ProVideoPlayer 2
ProVideoPlayer 2 is a dynamic video playback and processing media server. It includes real-time control of video mapping to multiple outputs (for both playback and live video inputs), real-time effects, scheduling, network synchronization and content management, visual pixel-space layout support, advanced masking, ProPresenter integration and more.


Projection Screen
QuickStand 5 Second Series
The QuickStand 5-Second Projection Screen is a freestanding “pull-up” stage projection screen for large group presentations. It employs an innovative dual-cross spring mechanism to support its Greenguard Gold (UL2818) certified Maxwhite FG 1.1 gain material. It is encased in an ATA wheeled aluminum stage case with drape kit included.


Security Systems
MAXPRO Network Video Recorder (NVR) Hybrid
Honeywell’s MAXPRO hybrid network video recorders (NVRs) enable churches to add affordable, flexible and scalable IP video to their houses of worship. NVR Hybrids convert analog feeds to IP without replacing analog cameras, enabling churches to leverage existing analog investments while adding high-quality HD IP video to their systems.


Small-Format Loudspeaker
ETX Powered Loudspeakers
The new ETX Powered Loudspeaker family builds upon the 85-year heritage of Electro-Voice audio engineering to offer these advanced professional powered loudspeakers — a versatile, compact and high-performance choice for house of worship (HOW) applications.


Staging Product
SuperWall
The latest in ground-supported, freestanding backdrops is here. Throw some SuperLever panels together with ATOMIC Design’s SuperWall system and instantly have a stunning set. The panels are 100-percent supported. Users can build to multi-dimensional heights and are no longer constrained by truss or pipe and base. No tools are required.


Video Camera
Blackmagic Studio Camera
Available in HD and Ultra HD models, Blackmagic Studio Camera is designed specifically for live production and features a tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body, a massive 10-inch viewfinder, four-hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom-powered microphone connections and built-in optical fiber and SDI connections.


Video Switcher or Mixer
VP-773AMP
The Kramer VP-773AMP ProScale Digital Presentation Scaler/Switcher incorporates Kramer’s PixPerfect Scaling Technology. It accepts multiple format signals and scales them to ensure the highest possible image quality. It also provides glitch-free switching and simplifies system connectivity. It is designed to be at the heart of any professional HOW AV system.


Website Software
SightSpace View
SightSpace View is a cost-effective mobile presentation tool that enables a church to convey 3D digital designs of a proposed new building or a renovation to congregants.