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Mondopad 2.0

Mondopad 2.0 Demo

Recently James Griffiths from Infocus came by to demo the new Mondopad 2.0. It has some amazing technology and useful tools for classrooms, board rooms or huddle spaces.

Mondopad 2.0 Demo

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First Baptist Church Milton, FL

First Baptist Church of Milton, FL

Sights & Sounds Upgrade

First Baptist Church in Milton is a large congregation house of worship about 30 minutes east of Pensacola. The church has traditional and contemporary services along with a variety of special programs and events.

The sanctuary was completed about ten years ago, however the audio system wasn’t suitable for speech or music, and the video and lighting system was insufficient for the size of the room. In addition, the church wanted to add HD cameras for broadcasting and recording events.

After an initial assessment and meeting with the ministers and music director of the church, S&L provided a proposal based on needs, including a new audio system, video broadcasting package, video projection, lighting, and an integrated control system.

The audio system installation included: identical Midas Pro2 digital consoles at the front-of-house mix position and in the broadcast control suite, with each desk having control of individual mix outputs. A BSS Soundweb audio network system was installed because of its ability to process the incoming signal from the Midas consoles, maintaining the digital signal path through the processor to output, and scalability with its digital audio bus. The speakers were OAP VS8 line-arrays with two dual fifteen-inch sub-woofers. The arrays were flown with dual eight-inch mid/high main speakers under the subs in a J-Array configuration above the stage. The new array, Crown CTS and MacroTech amplifiers provided consistent audio coverage throughout the room. To balance the entire system JBL long excursion, dual eighteen-inch sub-woofers were added in strategic locations.

A new outreach ministry for the church included the addition of a broadcasting package. Three Panasonic AW-HE120 PTZ cameras in the left, right and center positions give the operators the flexibility of a single operator remotely controlling the broadcast. A second volunteer operates a single JVC GY-HM790 HD camera, positioned at floor level for center, waist-up and following shots. Switching between cameras and presentation graphics is done with a Blackmagic Design ATEM HD broadcast switcher, to easily handle the entire full resolution, HD, uncompressed, digital video. In the broadcast suite, volunteers use two fifty inch HD flat screen monitors to see everything that’s going on in the sanctuary. The suite was also set up with JBL LSR4300 studio monitors configured for surround sound. Audio and video are captured with an Apple Mac Pro using Final Cut Pro X.

Milton was using a standard definition dual-projection system with screens that had been architecturally trimmed to match the aesthetics of the sanctuary, for their video presentation system. The projectors were mounted on the face of the balcony using long-throw lenses.

S&L decided to move the projectors closer to the video screens and to use Digital Projection E-Vision 8000 HD projectors. Not only are DP projectors bright and economical, installation is quick and smooth. The screens were replaced with HDTV-format wide screens and the trim-work was replaced by the church.

Presentation management was handled by ProPresenter software on an Apple iMac connected to a Kramer VP-790 high-end seamless switcher integrated into the hardware to handle switching between the ProPresenter computer, a Blu-Ray player, a broadcast feed, and other inputs.

The existing lighting system was comprised of a few ellipsoidal fixtures and PAR cans. The new system provides energy efficiency and the flexibility to change lighting colors at the push of a button or without changing gels, which was a goal for the church.  S&L installed additional ellipsoidal instruments as well as replaced all of the PAR cans with LED fixtures, and added two moving head fixtures for more flexibility and creativity. The new system not only met budget requirements but also provided smoother stage wash with beam-shaped control as well as full color mixing and wash capabilities.

Additional changes included the addition of flat screen television monitors installed in the lower lobby at each of the major sanctuary entrances for observers outside of the sanctuary and an additional flat screen monitor was installed in the green-room for musicians and vocalists.

A Crestron control system and digital media switching system were installed to manage integration of the multiple systems. A ten-inch touch screen control panel was placed in the front-of-house video booth to control complete system power sequencing, source switching for the lobby, green-room, and confidence monitors.

While the entire project took a few months to complete, the initial audio and projection installation was completed in one week while the broadcast suite, lighting, and control systems was completed in just over five weeks. Kevin Willis was the lead salesman, system designer and client liaison for the project.

Kevin Willis – Vice President Sales

Kevin’s forte is in church AVL, with over twenty years of experience designing, installing and maintaining systems. He oversees the sales staff, designs and develops systems and oversees client relationships. Kevin has been with S&L since October 2012.

Skills, Certifications and Qualifications
  • BSS Soundweb
  • A+ Windows
  • Avaya Voice Systems
  • Musician
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It’s Official!

On a beautiful, sunny and warm May morning, the S&L team, family and ambassadors from the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce gathered at 7 Midway Drive in Thomasville, Georgia, to officially break ground for S&L Integrated Systems’ new facility. Jason Jones described the layout of the new building for ambassadors and friends.

Although the ground was broken a few weeks ago, the brief ceremony generated excitement from local business owners and Darlene Taylor, State Representative.

The new 20,000 square foot facility will feature 7500 square feet of office space for techs, salespeople and management as well as a lobby, showroom and conference room. Additionally, there will be a three-bay warehouse with a dedicated loading dock for semi trucks. The new building’s exterior was inspired by Starbucks in Seattle, Washington, and the interior design was inspired by Google headquarters in New York.

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Case Study – Eighth District Judicial Courts

Case Study – Eighth District Judicial Courts

Jason Jones, president of S&L and Bob Nadekow, Court Administrator for the Eighth District Judicial Circuit Court discuss collaborating on courtroom technology. The project was so successful Nadekow helped S&L secure other courtroom projects around the state of Georgia. The Eighth District Circuit Court is a flagship courtroom for integrated technologies and has been recognized as an innovator in the state. The courtroom is a unique environment, in that it uses multiple systems that have to be integrated for ease of use by judges, administrators and other personnel.

Eighth District Judicial Court Case Study

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S&L Helps Brookwood Move Full STEAM Ahead

S&L Helps Brookwood Move Full STEAM Ahead

S&L Integrated Systems collaborated with Brookwood School to design a state-of-the-art learning environment for the middle school’s STEAM lab. The system is centered around a 70” Sharp Aquos Annotation Touch Display that allows the teacher to collaborate with and control students’ computers from the display wirelessly, through an addition desktop or by connecting through a HDMI port. A high end Tannoy Dual Concentric LR Audio System with ceiling subs were integrated with the display to enhance the overall learning experience. Everything is controlled with a Crestron wireless controller.

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S&L Among First to Use Avolites Quartz In The States

S&L Among First to Use Avolites Quartz In The States

S&L uses different types of lighting consoles for controlling and manipulating lights. Recently we purchased the Avolites Quartz console as an extension to the larger Avolites Pearl. The 17 inch wide lighting desk is extremely compact and has a 12 inch touch screen. For smaller gigs it’s much more convenient to use compared to the larger Pearl.

S&L Technician Gage Helton notes that he recently used Quartz to control 15 moving lights and 15 LEDs for an aviation client’s trade show event. “Quartz handled all programming and control functions very easily and flawlessly,” he says. “The touch panel is one of the desk’s coolest features and it really plays well with the rest of the surface layout. The customization of workflow rounds this little desk into a powerful tool, and we also enjoy the capability of using it as an expansion wing on our Avo Pearl Expert, using the Multi User Networking.”

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