Church of St. Anne

Commercial Case Study

Product Installed: WyreStorm Presentation Solutions

Built in 1837, the Church of St. Anne is situated in Aigburth, Liverpool, England, and as an early example of Normal Revival architecture, it has National Heritage Grade II listed protected status.The layout of St. Anne consists of a west tower flanked by a baptistry to the north and a stair bay to the south, a four-bay nave, north and south transepts, and a three-bay chancel with the organ loft to the north and a vestry to the south. The round-headed entrance is in the base of the tower with blind arcading and a diapered gable above it.

The client’s brief was to modernize the AV facilities to bring the church up to date to enable it to facilitate its use, not only as a contemporary place or worship, but also as a center for community activities. In terms of the needs of the application, the client wanted a system that could be used mainly for presentation slides, such as sermons, notes and hymn lyrics, but was equally capable of handling video and could be used both for church services as well as the local school for presentations and assemblies and performances from the church band.

A WyreStorm HDBaseT presentation switcher was selected for its 4x HDMI inputs and single VGA connectivity with dedicated VGA audio switched with the HDBaseT output for distribution over distance. With mirrored HDMI outputs connected to a local computer monitor, the internal scaling and QuickSync technology ensured instant source switching to all outputs. The adjustable microphone input, auto-mix stereo output and phantom power allowed connection of a microphone at the pulpit if required, with audio able to be mixed with the source audio and distributed via the line-level output.

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