The end of the one-man, church sound system operation is nigh – along with those pesky gremlins.
An annual MOT of your system, along with emergency repairs and training for several volunteer operators at once, is part of a new package offered by CRE North exhibitors Novum AV.
‘We are instituting silver, gold and platinum packages for sound and vision systems in any church with the option of a thorough check of the system on one, three or five-year contracts. We make sure the system works and that any hiccups are dealt with quickly on an emergency phone call system,’ said David Sharpe, installations manager of Novum AV, a Midlands-based company with a history of installing new systems and sorting out problems in established ones throughout the UK.
‘Churches will be able to trust their system to be problem-free. If something does go wrong we will provide expert help to put things right. We can also offer training facilities in churches in which we use a particular system, providing extra helpers when the expert is on holiday or ill.’
One of the constant complaints from volunteers is of ‘gremlins in our system’.
‘Our Beat the Gremlins scheme will be on offer for the first time at CRE North,’ said David. ‘We understand the pitfalls of working in historic churches, listed buildings or new builds – especially when that means making the screen and speakers “disappear” into the fabric of the building to protect the building’s aesthetic charm.’
Novum are committed to retaining the visibility of stained-glass windows, or elegant carvings, and at the same time enhancing the experience of worship and the communication of the gospel message.
‘Our dedicated team specialises in managing projects and carrying out sound and video installations on a daily basis,’ said David. ‘They have a passion for delivering systems that have the most minimal of impact with maximum efficiency and clarity.’
• Novum AV are on stand C41 at CRE North