Technology at CRE

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Whether you require a sound system, video projection, lighting, staging or set design, CRE exhibitors provide all the advice you need.

Installing new AV equipment into old buildings can present a whole raft of challenges. B+H Sound is one of a number of companies with many years’ experience managing and delivering installation projects in every type of building from brand-new construction projects to those that are 12th Century Grade 1 listed.

‘It’s important to understand the unique architectural sensitivities of historic venues,’ explains B+H’s Brian Hillson.‘Our design team work alongside and advise churches on developing uncompromised technical solutions that meet the stringent requirements of approval processes such as Church of England faculty or DAC permissions.’

Fellow exhibitor DM Music have put installations into more than 3000 churches – from simple, easy-to-use speech systems to sophisticated multi-channel digital audio and visual set ups.

Meanwhile Hymn Technology offer their portable electronic hymn player under the proposition ‘No organist? No problem!’ Little or no musical or technical skill is required to operate it with some 3000 hymns available at the touch of remote-controlled button. The original Hymnal Plus came on to the market in the autumn of 2005 and was an instant success, with major coverage in virtually all the main UK national newspapers as well as widespread media coverage around the world. Now replaced by the HT-400, the product is sold through a small network of specialised dealers covering all parts of the UK.

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