Projecting High Expectations

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Every week, people of different generations, different backgrounds, and even different languages come here to worship. However, they all leave in awe over the facilities at the ChoDae Community Church.

Located in Norwood, New Jersey, this Korean Presbyterian church caters to a diverse Asian American community. The main chapel seats 500, but there’s a gym and three satellite campuses that serve more than 4,000 congregants.

Very High Standards

New Jersey is home to the U.S. headquarters of some of the world’s largest electronics companies, where many of ChoDae’s members happen to work. Nothing short of an exceptional AV experience was expected.

ChoDae’s church elders chose Genesis Technology, an installation firm based out of Washington D.C., which specializes in worship audio, video, and lighting system installation. They’re also very active in the Asian-American community.

“We understand their culture, so it’s very easy for us to work with them, and it’s very easy for our clients to work with us,” said Michael S. Yoo, senior system engineer at Genesis Technology.

The elders relied on Genesis Technology to demonstrate the equipment and help them understand the investment that needed to be made to achieve the best AVL experience.

Genesis Technology was familiar with the church and its system, having worked with them over the past seven years. According to Yoo, the church had a pretty stellar AV setup in place already, but needed an HD upgrade. The company suggested Digital Projection’s HIGHlite Laser WUXGA 3D projector.

“They wanted to have something that was brighter,” said Yoo. Genesis Technology had installed DPI’s HIGHlite Laser WUXGA 3D projector in two other churches before. The three-chip DLP projector has impressive specs, which includes 11,000 lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and the promise of 20,000 hours of nearly maintenance-free run time.

“Thank goodness DPI sent us a demo unit to bring to the church to show the elders the difference it would make,” Yoo said. “They have a Friday praise and worship service, so we brought the demo unit and set it up on the right side of the church. On the left side, they had the existing projector, so they could see the difference between the old one and the new one. The difference was amazing.”


Equipment List

Analog Way Ascender 16 (LiveCore) ASC1602 Switcher

Analog Way SB-80 Shot Box Keyboard

Atomos Shogun Studio 4K Monitor

DaLite 193-inch 16:9 Projection Screens (2)

DPA 4011F45 d:dicate Podium Microphones (2)

DPI HIGHlite Laser WUXGA 3D Projectors (2)

Fujinon XA20SX8.5BMD-DSD Lens for AW-HE870N Camera

Kramer FC-49 Converter & Audio Embedder

Kramer VM-8H Distribution Amplifier

Lab.gruppen D80:4L DSP Amplifier

Panasonic AW-HE130 PTZ Cameras (3)

Panasonic AW-HE870N HD/SD Convertible Camera

Panasonic AW-HHD870N HD/SD-SDI Output Card

Panasonic AW-PH405N Heavy-Duty Pan and Tilt Head

Panasonic AW-RP120 Remote Camera Controller

Shure ULXD1 Wireless Bodypack Transmitter

Shure ULXD2/B87A Handheld Wireless Mic Transmitters (11)

Shure ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receivers (3)

SVSi N2135 Network Video Encoders (5)

SVSi N2235 Network Video Decoders (9)

SVSi N4321 Audio Transceiver

SVSi N8302 Wall Touchpanel Controller
VUE Audiotechnik al-4 Subcompact Line Array System (24)

VUE Audiotechnik V4-I DSP Amplifiers (3)


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