Lakewood Church Chooses Gepco
for Video and Audio Cable Installation
Lakewood Church, the nondenominational church based in Houston, Texas, has recently chosen Gepco to cable their new worship facility. Lakewood Church has over 30,000 members and televises broadcasts reaching over 200 million households. Gepco's high-quality cables used for the video and cable installation will ensure successful transmission of the services to their entire congregation.
"Gepco was our choice for audio and video cable products because they are extremely durable and very reliable," stated Andre Guidry, chief media engineer. "I have used Gepco in the past for other projects, and I am always pleased with the results. Gepco products deliver fantastic results and the company provides top service. That is why we have chosen Gepco as our primary supplier."
The following Gepco products were purchased and installed in Lakewood: VSD2001 for SDI Digital, Analog Video and AES Audio; VDM230 for SDI Digital, Analog Video and AES Audio; VHD1100 for long SDI Digital and Analog runs; 61801EZ for Analog Audio and Time Code; and 6600 for Machine Control or RS442 Control.
In addition to the cable, Lakewood Church also implemented Gepco's HDR hybrid fiber distribution rack system. The HDR hybrid fiber distribution rack provides a simplified solution for the onsite installation of SMPTE hybrid fiber interconnections. Each hybrid fiber connector is broken out to separate single-mode fiber ST connectors and an electrical five-pin connector. This component level breakout allows the camera interconnect to be run over separate fiber optic and electrical cable elements. Component-level termination enables simplified ST and electrical termination methods, eliminating the need for specialized hybrid fiber termination methods.
"We were pleased to provide product for the Lakewood Church installation," stated Scott Fehl, Gepco's product development manager. "With a leading-edge house of worship such as Lakewood Church, it is imperative that they have an audio and video infrastructure that can reach the large crowds who are in attendance both in the church and through telecast. Gepco products are designed to deliver broadcast-quality performance in any application."
Lakewood Church is a nondenominational church that focuses on spreading the message of self-help and enlightenment throughout the world. Pastor Joel Osteen, who inherited the congregation from his father in 1999, continues to spread this message through the newly renovated church, as well as through his international media broadcast which reaches over 200 million households. For more information, please visit www.lakewood.cc.
Gepco products used by Lakewood Church include: VSD2001 High-definition SDI Coax Cables; VDM230 Miniature SDI Coax Cables; VHD1100 Extended Distance High-definition SDI Coax Cables; 61801EZ Single-pair Audio Cables; and 6600 Two-pair Shielded Audio Cables.