Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Proven AV system redeployed at Damien Hall

Key facts

  • Project type:
    • Installed
    • House of Worship
  • Location:
    • Commonwealth, Singapore
  • Client:
    • Church of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Brief:
    • Temporary sound system solution for the church building. Shift the system to a permanent hall after a few years and visual systems to be upgraded for video broadcast to be done locally across various areas

  • Equipment:
    • K-array Pinnacle KR202 I

      K-array Pinnacle KR102 I

      Ashly Digimix18 

      Furman CN3600 SE

      AV Matrix PTZ cameras, SDI distribution, Matrix switchers and converters

  • Year: 2018 to 2021

K-array systems redeployed at Damien Hall, video distribution systems upgraded

The Blessed Sacrament Church (also known as Church of the Blessed Sacrament) is a Catholic church located along Queensway, facing Commonwealth Drive. Officially opened in 1965, it was built to serve the Catholic community in the Queenstown area. The church building was awarded conservation status by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2005.

Source: NLB

Loud Technologies Asia (LTAPL) was originally called upon to provide a solution for a sound system to tide the church through a few years while plans for a new church building was under way.

At the time, the Church sought proposals for temporary rental of a sound system to tide them through about 2 years till upgrading work commenced. 

LTAPL suggested that the church experience the benefits of K-array systems ability to project highly coherent sound at a very even sound pressure at long distances without high volumes for congregants closest to the speakers over a long term period before deciding if they should invest in the technology.

A deal was then accepted for the system to be deployed for long term rental, with the option to buy over the equipment at the end of the term.

House of worship projects are a passion for all of us at LTAPL and many staff volunteered time to assist with monitoring and familiarisation for the church even on the weekends.

After COVID-19 delays to the timeline, the time came to shift the deployed system to Damien Hall, where mass would be held while the church building underwent reconstruction.

This time the speakers were hung and permanently installed, and video switching and distribution infrastructure was put in to accommodate the overflow area at the canteen and the classrooms on the fourth floor.

Displays, projectors and PTZ cameras were installed at the same time.

In line with fire safety guidelines, special efforts were made to integrate the fire alarm system to mute the sound system if activated.

LTAPL would like to extend thanks to the church volunteers, particularly Anthony for his constant enthusiasm and commitment to the project at the expense of his own time.

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