LynTec announced Integrated Production Solutions (IPS) successfully met the distributed AVL power control and sequencing challenges of Grace Community Church in Brentwood, TN using its RPC remote control breaker panel, RPCR replay panel, and XPC Series remote relay modules.
The power components enable the church staff and volunteers to conveniently power, protect, and manage its multizone digital audio, video, and LED lighting systems from one front-of-house switch. “The reality of cycling on and off breakers — no matter how few — just to turn on the system is not realistic. Facilities tend to leave their stuff on, or they forget to turn it off,” says Bryan Levy, IPS integration systems designer. “LynTec becomes a natural, consistent part of the system operation, making it nearly impossible to forget to power everything down and keeps things from burning out prematurely, especially in churches, where the equipment isn’t being actively used on a daily basis.”
On average, churches and their gear are used a stated 5 percent of the week when services occur, but they continue to draw energy, causing higher energy bills and prematurely shortening the life of AVL investments. With the AVL equipment completely powered off through LynTec’s distributed power control system, Grace Community can save utility costs every year and protect the life of the AVL fixtures with a system that eliminates the old process of going into an electrical room and turning breakers on and off.
Grace Community’s lighting outfit included 18 fixtures of Chauvet Ovation E-260WW, two Ayrton Perseo-S LEDs, six Elation KL Fresnel 8, and six Chauvet Ovation E-910FC. On the video side, IPS installed two squareV LED walls on either side of the stage. Audio includes a multi-element d&b audiotecknik PA speakers. Supported by Luxul’s L2/L3 managed switches, IPS installed the LynTec RPC-348 master panel on the second floor of the church, a RPCR Automated Relay Panel with eight relays behind the stage, and XRS 20 rack sequencer in front of house to ensure the console is shut off in proper order.
LynTec’s array of power control components support an array of control protocols, including DMX, sACN, HTTP, Telnet, RS-232 and BacNET. At Grace Community, all the circuits in every zone can be turned off with one LynTec SS-2LRP key switch at front of house. In addition, IPS was able to program LynTec’s system fire alarm contact closure to the building’s fire alarm system in less than 1 minute, meeting stringent National Fire Protection Association codes.
“The value of AVL power control — both from an ongoing operational costs perspective and from an equipment perspective — cannot be overlooked for today’s houses of worship,” concludes Mark Bishop, president of LynTec. “We’re honored that IPS has made our solutions an indispensable part of their projects. We not only provide power control options that are reliable, easy to install, and simple to use but also affordable enough for even the smallest worship organizations.”