Churches like Cedarview Community Church in Newmarket all tend to run into similar problems. Over time, the equipment ages and becomes unreliable or just outdated, and the church needs to look at modernizing and replacements. In some cases, the church ran into emergency situations where gear needed to be replaced immediately.
There is a surprising amount of gear suspended overhead in commercial environments, especially churches. Speakers, projectors, lights, displays and other gear compete for space on the ceiling. But hanging anything from a ceiling over people is a tricky business due to variables like static load, shock load, support capacity, hardware, safety backups among others.
Often, when I get called in to advise a church on what they can do to upgrade or repair problems with a sound or video system, I encounter a variety of equipment. It can be the cheap products sold by the local music store, intended for “garage bands”, or over the top gear best suited for mission critical broadcast venues.