Awards

2015 New Product Awards

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

View all 2015 New Product Awards Entries.



2015 New Product Awards Winners
Audio Products - Amplifier
LAB.GRUPPEN’s D Series
The D SERIES is LAB.GRUPPEN's integration superpower, the most advanced install-dedicated amplifier platform to date. The D SERIES provides 'true open interoperability', integrating with the widest range of digital audio and control protocols, bringing powerful benefits and unique capabilities to any demanding high-performance and quality installation.


Audio Products - Digital Mixing Console 1 - 1000 Dollars
Ui Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer
Soundcraft Ui packs a complete digital mixing system into a compact format, with built-in Wi-fi and the ability to be controlled by any connected device via a standard web browser. Dedicated processing from some of the biggest names in the business - dbx®, Lexicon® and Digitech®.


BEST OVERALL AUDIO PRODUCT
Audio Products - Digital Mixing Console 1001 and Above
M-5000
The M-5000 live mixing console based on O.H.R.C.A. platform stands for "Open", "High Resolution", and "Configurable Architecture" and allows for freely assignable 128 audio paths, support for Dante, Waves, MADI, native 96 kHz audio throughout the system and introduces liberating user definable workflows that make operation fast, accurate and friendly.


Audio Products - In-Ear Monitoring System
PSM®300 Stereo Personal Monitor System
Personal Monitor System offers the clarity and precision of stereo, 24-bit digital audio to personal monitoring with the custom mix control, a Shure PSM staple. PSM 300 has two offerings, one easy-to-use system for entry-level users (P3TR112GR), and a professional system (P3TRA215CL) with advanced features and performance.


Audio Products - Large-Format Loudspeaker
LEOPARD Linear Sound Reinforcement System
Meyer Sound's LEOPARD line array loudspeaker and its companion 900-LFC low-frequency control element represent a quantum leap forward in sound quality and flexibility for small to mid-size church applications. LEOPARD offers a size, weight, and price point that works for a large middle segment of the church market.


Audio Products - Microphone
PGA181 Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The PGA181 is a professional quality side-address condenser microphone with a smooth frequency response and highly durable construction that delivers exceptional audio performance. Extremely versatile, the PGA181 is a solid, go-to microphone for use with a wide range of applications, including acoustic and amplified instruments, vocals and live recording.


Audio Products - Other Audio Product
Transcend™ Active Acoustic System
Transcend Active Acoustic System transforms your space into a multi-purpose venue improving the listening experience. The most state-of-the-art active acoustic technology available, Transcend has multiple pre-set environments with less hardware and less chance for feedback. Transcend is a more stable, simpler and reliable system the includes automatic voice detection capablity.


Audio Products - Small-Format Loudspeaker
AMS Series
TANNOY's new AMS series loudspeakers have been engineered to produce a sonic characteristic that is perfectly matched with the company's award winning CMS 3.0 ceiling loudspeaker. The AMS Series provides a uniformly transparent and seamless sound signature throughout multi-zoned venues equipped with both ceiling mount and wall mount TANNOY speakers.


Audio Products - Wireless Microphone System
DMS800
The DMS800 digital wireless microphone system offers everything needed for a reliable installation. With two digital outputs - for DANTETM and AES EBU, 512-bit encryption and interchangeable microphone heads for the handheld transmitter, it is a great choice for house of worship installations.


BEST OVERALL BUILDING PRODUCT
Building Material Products - Acoustical Treatment Product
Transform Motorized Acoustical Banner
Fine-tune your space with Transform Motorized Acoustical Banners. Transform is the perfect solution for adding variable acoustics to a worship space or auditorium. Transform Banners improve the listening experience for your audience and controls the levels of sound absorption and reflections in your space.


Building Material Products - Sanctuary or Auditorium Staging Product
FASTwall
ATOMIC's newest backdrop product line, FASTwall, is easily assembled and adaptable, identical on both sides, builds to multiple heights in one wall and is specially designed to play with event lighting. FASTwall is the ground-supported, no tools required, assembly of inter-locking pieces that sets the stage for your sanctuary.


Building System Products - Building Automation Product or System
Sonesse ULTRA 50 RS485
Sonesse ULTRA 50 features innovative technology with the strong lifting capacities and market leading sound ratings to achieve silent operating conditions. This motor can operate all types of interior shades and screens while controlled by market leading integration systems when silence and comfort is required in commercial or residential environments.


Building System Products - HVAC Product or System
UP32HE Energy Management System with Humidity Control & Events Scheduling
NetworkThermostat announces the availability of the UP32HE-IP (Ethernet) and UP32HE-WIFI (Wi-Fi) energy management solutions. These new programmable communicating thermostats (PCT) can monitor and control humidification, dehumidification or fresh air dampers locally or over the Internet. Integrated calendar-based scheduling allows for up to 40 calendar events and 40 special events.


Lighting Products - LED Fixture 1 - 1250 Dollars
REV Series 145W Recessed Downlight
REV Series 145W Recessed Downlight delivers up to 12500 lumens with a variety of ultra smooth dimming options, 0-10V and flicker-free DMX (optimized for digital video recordings). It delivers high lumen output with low energy consumption. Ideal for high ceiling 18-100' applications such as churches, theaters, auditoriums.


BEST OVERALL LIGHTING PRODUCT
Lighting Products - LED Fixture 1251 Dollars and Above
Ovation ED-190WW
The Ovation ED-190WW ellipsoidal spot can operate on constant power /DMX or, directly from a dimming power source. New Ovation ED-190WW units can be installed a few at a time, sharing a rig and dimming power source with existing fixtures or during any phase of an upgrade to LED retrofits.


Lighting Products - Moving Light
Platinum FLX
The Platinum FLX is a multi-functional lighting fixture that has use as a spot, beam, or wash light. Its 470W Philips MSD Platinum 20R lamp emits up to 23,000 lumens and its intelligent dual optical system can mechanically switch between Beam and Spot modes quickly and accurately.


Lighting Products - Other Lighting Product
Unison Echo™ Room Controller
ETC's Unison Echo Room Controller provides a complete power solution for smaller rooms, from a single, compact product. Its feedthrough power input allows four or eight relay outputs with 0-10V control powered from one/multiple 20-amp power inputs. Each controller has interfaces for A/V integration, Demand Response, and UL924 emergency.


BEST OVERALL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PRODUCT
Media and Communication Products - Podcasting Webcasting or Streaming Product 1 - 2500 Dollars
churchstreamer
The churchstreamer is a streaming appliance that enables churches to broadcast their services without the need for a computer. This device is tightly integrated with the churchstreaming.tv streaming platform giving the customer a cost effective complete end-to-end streaming solution. Simply plug in the camera/audio and stream.


Media and Communication Products - Podcasting Webcasting or Streaming Product 2501 Dollars and Above
SMP 351
The Extron SMP 351 streaming media processor is an all-in-one box that provides input switching, scaling, PIP processing, recording, and dual streaming of AV signals. It is easy to use and requires no licensing fees, making it an ideal tool for growing congregations to better connect with members.


Video Products - Flat-Panel Display
E905
For the house of worship market, NEC Display Solutions' E905 display provides a cost-effective solution with an extensive feature set and high visual quality. With its large size, full external control and expanded connectivity, its the ideal solution for captivating hallway signage or as a supplemental display during church services.


Video Products - Installation Projector 1 - 10000 Dollars
REALiS WUX6000 Pro AV Installation LCOS Projector
The Canon REALiS WUX6000 Pro AV Installation LCOS Projector offers a robust combination of 6000 Lumens of high brightness, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) high resolution, and Canon's unique LCOS display technology. The REALiS WUX6000 delivers intricately detailed, color-accurate still or motion images with a contrast ratio of up to 2000:1.


Video Products - Installation Projector 10001 Dollars and Above
PT-DZ21K2
The PT- DZ21K2 is the projector of choice for high-impact house of worship installations. The projector boasts 20,000 lumen brightness, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, and up to WUXGA resolution, creating dramatic experiences for all church-goers, all with low total cost of ownership to the congregation.


Video Products - Other Video Product
Pegasus2 R2+
Pegasus2 R2+ is a Thunderbolt 2 RAID 0/1 storage solution with USB 3.0 that includes two hot-swappable HDDs, a CF/SD Reader Pod, and an optional SSD Reader Pod and HDD Pod. It's an affordable studio quality media handling and archiving tool that is durable enough for location use.


Video Products - Presentation Software
ProPresenter 6
ProPresenter is a cross-platform (Mac and Windows) lyric and media presentation package built specifically to help churches and ministires tell their stories that change the world. With an extraordinary feature set, rock solid stability, and an easy-to-use interface, ProPresenter 6 is the finest version of this industry standard to date.


Video Products - Presentation Software
XHD-400 Series Media Server
The Barco XHD-Series media server is an end-to-end visualization solution offering churches a powerful, yet easy-to-use tool for multi-screen show automation and projection mapping. It offers the power and versatility of more complex projection mapping systems, but is far simpler and less expensive, making it ideal for the HOW market.


Video Products - Video Camera or Camcorder
SRG-300SE
The SRG-300SE is Sony's first 3G-SDI and Live IP streaming PTZ camera. The camera combines full HD video and ease of use at an affordable price and features full HD (1080/60p) imaging, a 30x optical zoom/12x digital zoom, built-in IP control and a 65-degree viewing angle.


Video Products - Video Switcher or Scaler or Mixer
VS-211HA
The VS-211HA is a high-performance automatic standby switcher for HDMI video and unbalanced stereo audio signals. The VS-211HA can be used as a manual 2x1 switcher or as an automatic switcher. The switcher either uses a priority input or last connected input.