Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Chooses Apantac Signal Extension Solutions for SD/HD Worship Workflow

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Pleasant Valley Baptist Church recently upgraded their video system worship workflow to incorporate Apantac’s MT HOOD signal processing and extension solutions. Specifically, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is using Apantac’s VGA-4-SER units, four-port splitters / extenders/ receivers with audio and monitor outputs, and VGA-1-R units, single-port long distance VGA receivers with audio and monitor outputs. Stark Raving Solutions, a dealer serving the needs of Houses of Worship and Corporate clients, managed the project. TrueLight Productions, a ministry of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri (Kansas City), and volunteer production group, facilitates the weekend services and manages all of the video gear at PVBC. Together, they are enhancing ministry and connecting people through video, audio, lighting, and graphics. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is using the VGA splitters / extenders / receivers to facilitate distribution of HD video and graphics to projectors and flat panel displays in their main Worship Center auditorium. The Apantac MT HOOD extenders / splitters are housed in the video control room along with all of Pleasant Valley’s seamless switching, monitoring, playback and distribution devices. The VGA receivers are magnetically mounted to the rear of the displays in the worship auditorium. Video feeds from an Echolab Prima MVS6 Video Switcher with three-camera configuration as well as HD graphic content from a MAC Pro running Pro Presenter 4 are distributed to four Panasonic projectors and seven Panasonic flat panel displays in the main Worship auditorium. Two of the projectors display content on the side screens for the audience and the other two projectors provide content to confidence screens for the speakers. The cascaded system of VGA extenders transmits the video signals between the video sources and the display devices forming a distributed network of video delivery. The signals are extended over Cat5/5e/6 cables eliminating the need to use bulky video cables. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church’s goal was to distribute 1280x768 resolution signals over a great distance – up to 900 feet. By utilizing Apantac’s MT HOOD VGA-4-SER extenders / splitters / receivers, they were able to extend their video signals and graphics content to the main Worship Auditorium all while maintaining pristine image quality. Each VGA-4-SER extender enables Pleasant Valley to display a single VGA source onto four monitors simultaneously, letting them communicate their message to large audiences with great impact. “Apantac provided us with a cost-effective solution for our video and audio distribution over long distances with no compromise of picture or sound quality,� comments Marcus Hammond, Media Director, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. “They provided us with the right solution for the right price, and the back-end support has been excellent.� The VGA-4-SER and VGA-1-R units extend, split, and receive VGA and audio signals up to 1,000 feet away from signal feeds and support maximum video resolutions of 2048 x 1536. They easily integrate with existing infrastructure and equipment and utilize efficient and inexpensive CATx cables. They also have connections for local monitors and speakers. Both units are plug and play, and require no software to function.

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