2015 Hot Products & Services
Every December, we give you our roundup of the hottest products and services that came across our desks from manufacturers and dealers in the church market.
This issue should be your church's "wish list" going into the new year, as you continue to evaluate and select products to help you operate your worship facility more effectively and efficiently.
In every issue through the year, every single product or service we cover in the magazine is there because we think it's something that you will find useful, so we're excited about each and every one in all of our issues. Our sole mission is to help you make purchasing decisions, so we're all about products, all the time. This list reflects the "best of the best."
It is a great time to be a church leader, because the market is overflowing with options for great products and services for your church.
Here are some of the products and services that stood out to us this year.
RUSHWORKS' new smaller, lighter configuration of its popular REMO Integrated PTZ Remote Production System is the size of a briefcase. Weighing only 20 pounds, REMO Lite has a 17" touch screen interface, four analog or SDI inputs and includes all RUSHWORKS' production interfaces: CLASSIC, PRODUCER and TalkingPoints.
Screenflex Portable Partitions
USA-made Screenflex Sunday School Dividers are serving tens of thousands of churches in several different ways every week. The portable, acoustical dividers easily roll into any area of your facility, unfold accordion style, and set up in seconds. Use them for Sunday School on Sundays, your child care program during the week, and youth or adult ministries in the evenings.
Put your trust in Displays2go! They offer an expansive selection of display products ideal for religious organizations, including pulpits, literature holders, TV stands, custom created banners, portable sound systems and more. Visit them online to view their entire selection of quality displays.
Durable steel benches are built for public use anywhere on your campus. Steel and recycled plastic components can be many colors to match your facility's landscape. Pilot Rock brand outdoor furniture is designed and fabricated to withstand outdoor public applications. Custom plaques and signage can identify your church or school.
Apollo by inLighten is the first plug-and-play digital signage solution for churches that combines low cost, ease of use and an unprecedented suite of web-hosted controls for creating, scheduling and updating HD video content. Exceptionally versatile and intuitive, Apollo can also incorporate dynamic content including web pages, social media and real-time sources for an immersive viewer experience.
ProjectorLamps.com is a U.S. company based in Wilmington, Delaware, that specializes in selling only high-quality lamps with original bulbs. With a stock of over 10,000 unique items, they ship lamps to customers all over the United States and beyond. ProjectorLamps.com is dedicated to providing our customers with a simple buying experience supported by unparalleled customer service. Their experienced and highly knowledgeable staff is an excellent resource for sales, service, and technical questions.
AudioScience designs and manufactures advanced DSP based digital audio peripherals for the OEM, broadcast, installed sound, and entertainment markets. They support industry standards such as PCI Express, MPEG audio compression, CobraNet, Livewire and AVnu AVB audio networking, and Windows and Linux operating systems.
CDH Partners is a collaborative team of architects, interior designers and engineers committed to client-centered design. They listen to the needs of their church clients to provide design-focused solutions. Each week, their churches positively impact over 750,000 worshipers. They are motivated to achieve excellence, knowing the impact will continue for many more years.
PowerChurch Plus is an all-in-one software solution that helps you streamline administrative tasks and manage your Membership, Contributions, Accounting, and Event Scheduling. With just a few clicks, you can access information about your members, their donations, your church's financial status, or upcoming events.
Jesus loves you always and forever no matter what. That's the message children will learn with Concordia Publishing House's 2016 VBS with Purpose, Barnyard Roundup. The theme provides a program that teaches kids that Jesus graciously gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection now and forever. During the "farm-tastic" week at Barnyard Roundup, kids and VBS leaders will explore the concepts and the well-loved words of Psalm 23.
Sound Channels Acoustical Wall Fabric is a dimensional wall fabric that provides uniform acoustic treatment for any room. By controlling reverberation and flutter echo, Sound Channels can significantly improve speech intelligibility. Recently, an improved design has increased the sound absorption by 25% (NRC of .25). It is made of 100% recycled content, is non-allergenic and moisture resistant.
The Canon REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV Installation LCOS Projector delivers bright, 6000-lumen high-resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200) widescreen video and still images and is equipped with Canon's LCOS Technology with AISYS-enhancement. Features include multiple image-mode settings and picture/color adjustments, a wide range of optional Genuine Canon projection lenses, and a motorized lens-shift function for easy positioning. It features HDBaseT connectivity.
Welcome families by accommodating the needs of the entire family, not just the adults. Just as you provide a toilet for adults, also provide a changing station for babies in both the women's and men's restrooms, or in a family restroom at your church.
With quality feedback from hundreds of drama teachers, houses of worship, and videographers around the country, the COMSTAR headset system is better than ever. A variety of Pro Audio and Lightweight headsets have been added. The miniature beltpack has an ergonomic shape and an LED light indicating microphone function. No push-to-talk buttons are necessary, and there is no delay when transmitting, as the system is full duplex.
Saving money on energy and maintenance costs are the benefits of new LED products from Manning Lighting. Available for new fixtures, or as retrofits for existing, they utilize the latest technology to deliver increased light levels and warm, comfortable illumination at a fraction of the cost of incandescent or fluorescent.
The Infinity 655 blends comfort and value in this incredibly durable design. From its highly desirable rolled waterfall seat design that comes standard with Dual-Density OptiFoam to its ErgoMax Triple-Foam Back Support System that integrates an additional lumbar support for unmatched comfort, this chair is built to exceed your expectations.
The APEX2016 mobile stage sets the standard for versatility, quick setup, and ease of use in small stages. A bumper pull hitch is standard and it can be easily hauled by a one-ton pickup. With a 20' x 16' stage area, this unit is the only fully-enclosed, fully-hydraulic, portable stage in its size. With tons of features, a budget friendly price, and APEX quality, it is the perfect fit for smaller venues!
At eChurchGiving and Pushpay, they know how hard you work as a church team to build and maintain an inclusive community. What they have done is invested to create the first all-inclusive giving solution for churches. Give in 10 seconds, every time. Ask them about our 5% annual increase guarantee.
E.D.I Travel specializes in Christian and Jewish tours to Israel from North America, combining two decades of professional guiding and travel expertise with fresh and innovative touring ideas. Their main and only goal is to provide each and every customer with and extraordinary Israel experience.
CAD Audio has the right microphone you need for vocals, drums, guitars, horns, or any live application. The CADLive D90 & D89 supercardioid dynamic handheld mic are outfitted with a Trueflex diaphragm and PowerGap high-gauss neodymium magnets, creating a hot and articulate live performance microphone.
Today's churches are spreading the word to their worshipers and those outside their congregation with DVDs produced on Bravo-series Discs Publishers from Primera Technology. Beyond distributing church services on disc, many churches are using Bravo Disc Publishers to reproduce ceremonies, special events, music/choir programs and educational and training materials.
Vu omnidirectional headworn microphones are ideally suited for vocal and spoken word applications. Their flexible, lightweight design allows total freedom of movement, and they are virtually invisible. Available with attached or detachable cable and choice of four connectors, these headmics are easily configured for the most popular wireless systems.
Royal Basket Trucks
Their carts provide an efficient way to sort and organize all types of athletic equipment.
The standard casters on the carts are non-marking polyurethane. This means a high-quality, long-lasting wheel that fits well in areas with wood flooring and courts. It is a very friendly solution to storage that will not damage your flooring investment.
Comstock-Castle Stove Co.
Whether you are looking for commercial ranges, commercial stove, commercial oven, pizza ovens, bake ovens, commercial griddles, hot plates, char broilers, countertop combinations, stockpot stoves, commercial fryers or cooking equipment stands, Comstock-Castle Stove Co. is the solution. Most fellowship kitchens are used no more than once a week. Castle offers a unique safety pilot option for nearly all its gas burners.
Audix announced the release of a single ear headworn miniaturized condenser microphone for vocal applications, the HT7. Primarily designed for use with wireless systems, the HT7 combines the great acoustic sound Audix is known for with an extremely low profile and discreet design, making it an ideal microphone for speech and stage presentations.
The new Canon XA35 Full HD professional camcorder is a highly portable device that features a genuine Canon 20x High Definition Optical Zoom Lens, a new advanced HD CMOS PRO image sensor with low-luminance noise of +3dB for improved low-light image capture, as well as wireless connectivity for easy uploading of files.
Morton Buildings can help you and your congregation create a building that is efficient, functional and beautiful. Whether your facility needs to house a gymnasium, nursery, coffee shop, classrooms or offices along with the sanctuary, Morton Buildings can help you get the space you need now, while allowing for growth into the future.
Messersmith Promotions has been working with churches since 1972 providing keepsakes to commemorate special events and anniversaries. The fundraising souvenirs are imprinted to your specifications. Commemorative plates, coffee mugs and bookmarks are the standards, but ornaments are also very popular. Ornaments are available in porcelain, ceramic, glass, wood and metal.
With over 2 million sold, the Impressions Series by Bertolini is America's favorite church chair. For 2016, there is even more to love: the new patent-pending Ergo-V2 features improved ergonomics, refined tailoring, better stackability, an optional integrated handle, a bigger seat cushion, wider stack buttons, their exclusive booted rocker glides and a Lifetime Frame.
SnapSports Athletic Surfaces with ShockTower technology is the only modular sports surfacing featuring actual shock absorbers built into the flooring structure. This multi-patented technology was designed with superior performance and player safety in mind. With over 16 individual shocks per square foot, ShockTower is the OneCourt that stands above all others.