Framingham, MA (March 15, 2021)—When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States, New Life Church in Framingham, MA, moved to livestreaming services, and that in turn meant tech director and senior outreach engineer Barney Borovoski was tasked with finding a full-duplex intercom system to help improve the quality of the church’s livestream events.
“We were previously using a two-way radio, but that was a failing system and once we began streaming all of our services, we needed to deploy a full-duplex intercom without breaking the bank,” says Borovoski. “We were quoting a few full-duplex intercom options, and our main dealer, Full Compass, suggested we look at Pliant’s new MicroCom XR digital wireless intercom. Pliant’s system was the only full-duplex intercom with the range we require that fit inside our budget.” Borovoski ultimately purchased that system and also 10 Pliant SmartBoom PRO headsets.
For most of its productions, New Life Church deploys five units on one channel for the camera and video crew and another five units on the second channel for audio and lighting. “We typically deploy all 10 of our units for each production,” said Borovoski. “With unlimited listen-only users, MicroCom XR is an easily expandable system, which was another selling point for us as we hope to buy additional units in the future.
“We purchased the 900 MHz variation and it is perfect for our needs. MicroCom XR’s range extends throughout the entire facility, and even works well between different levels of the church that are separated by a foot of concrete. There’s never any loss of signal and the sound quality is always excellent.”
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