17.02.10

Services can be seen with dnp

AUTHOR: Inavate

UCKG Park Station Cathedral in Johannesburg is now enjoying services against the backdrop of six dnp Supernova screens. The installation is designed to allow 7,000 members a clear view of proceedings and recently, 12,000 people were able to follow the building’s inauguration ceremony.

While the building was still at the planning stage, the UCKG church asked Questek Customer Care (QCC) to supply the audio-visual installation for its new cathedral. QCC’s task was to create a set-up which would afford all congregation members a good view of the preacher’s face — no matter where they were sitting. Since most services are held during the daytime, a further challenge was to project quality images in ambient light.

QCC chose dnp’s Supernova Screens primarily because of their ability to provide quality images in high ambient light conditions. Two Supernova 300 x 169cm Infinity Screens were set up in the basement of the church, which is mainly used for baptisms, projected onto by a pair of 6000 ANSI lumens HD projectors.

A further four Supernova 400 x 225cm screens were installed on the main ground floor to display images broadcast from 10,000 ANSI lumens HD video cameras; two of the screens were mounted next to the altar.

Giving the people seated at the rear of the cathedral a good view, however, was more of a challenge as there were no walls on which to mount the screens. QCC solved this problem by mounting them on a frame, suspended from the ceiling by steel cables.