House of Worship Installations
Sound Image services a wide range of clients that are generally categorized as Houses of Worship (HOW). Most of our work is done for Christian and Jewish facilities, but we do not limit our work to those faiths.
Within the Christian religion there are several dozen denominations, most of whom have slightly differing teaching and worship styles. Sound Image has worked on projects ranging from the most conservative Catholic denominations to the most contemporary non-denominational groups, and just about everything in between.
Regardless of their size or denomination, all of our HOW clients require elegant, high-quality, easy-to-use AV Systems. Typically, we are asked to provide designs and integration for sanctuaries, chapels and multi-purpose facilities.
While cost is usually a significant part of the early conversations, operational training is often an area of significant concern. More often than not, the HOW customer does not have a staff of professional operators. Usually, theirs is a staff of volunteers and hobbyists.
We know and understand this market as well as anyone. To be more specific, a number of our employees currently work with local ministries, and have been, or currently are Technical Directors or Worship Leaders at various churches. These SI employees are able to utilize their spiritual gifts, while also staying connected to the ever-evolving needs and trends that arise in the HOW market.
With all this in mind, it should be easy to understand why we are considered to be one of the best AV Integration companies providing design, integration and end user training. We know and understand the unique ways that HOW’s apply modern technology, and we have hands-on experience using the types of equipment that we specify and install.
Speech intelligibility. This is a fancy phrase that is used to describe, and rate, how clearly the spoken word is heard and understood. This is a wide-ranging topic, with many interactive causes and effects. Though we are capable, we won’t elaborate too much more here.
It is sufficient to say that we know and understand how loudspeakers and room acoustics interact to produce really good, or really bad speech clarity. In fact, this subject represents one of the most important design guidelines we use to evaluate the selection and placement of new loudspeakers.
Image Magnification. Another topic that comes up more and more is “Image Magnification”, or “IMag” for short. For those who aren’t familiar, IMag generally describes the process of using a video camera to capture and magnify the image of a person or group of people that are teaching, presenting or performing on stage.
Most often the reason to use IMag is to enlarge the head and shoulders of a leader or teacher, so that people near the back of a large room have a better view. As any good communicator knows, facial expressions are often just as important as the spoken words.
If you are facing any of these challenges alone, we would like to help. Our best results start with a conversation that outlines the needs, constraints and goals for your new systems.
If you would like to talk with one of our staff about your specific project needs, please see the “Contact Us” link in the top right corner of our webpage and reach out to anyone listed under California or Arizona Contracting. They will connect you with one of our sales engineers, estimators, or system designers.
Thank you for considering Sound Image. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
For more insight into the subjects outlined above, you may be interested in reading these three Knowledge Base articles: