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Longview, USA, September 5, 2023 – Solotech and The LeTourneau University Belcher Center are excited to announce the successful completion of major technological upgrades to the performance center. The new audiovisual equipment, installed over the summer, is set to debut for the 2023-2024 live events season and will significantly improve the audience experience for the wide variety of events hosted at the Belcher Center.
The installation of new audio and video gear makes the Belcher Center a premiere destination for live performances, chapel services, lectures, screenings, and exciting experiences tailored to the local public.
Cody Bowen, Senior Director at The Le Tourneau University Belcher Center, is excited to welcome guests to the new and improved venue.
“We are so thrilled to have completed this project in time for the start of the events season,” says Bowen. “As we unveil the transformed Belcher Center, we’re not just introducing cutting-edge audiovisual technology; we’re opening the door to a new era of possibilities for live events and community engagement here in Longview.”
In collaboration with LeTourneau University, Solotech, a global leader in audiovisual entertainment technology, designed, sourced, and installed cutting-edge equipment at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center, with the goal of providing extraordinary experiences for the local community.
Business Development Representative Tom Stotler spoke with enthusiasm about Solotech’s noteworthy partnership and the project’s outcome.
“Our mission was clear: to integrate state-of-the-art technology that would elevate each performance and create an unforgettable experience for audiences,” he explains. “Through our partnership with LeTourneau University, The Belcher Center, and our manufacturing collaborators, I’m proud to say we’ve achieved just that.”
This project involved a comprehensive audio and video enhancement for the main performance area. The audio setup featured top-of-the-line equipment by L-Acoustics, featuring the K3 line array known for its excellence in live audio reproduction. To manage the audio, DiGiCo consoles were installed; two Quantum 338 and one Quantum 225 digital mixing console. The video system is comprised of three Barco UDM 4K22 projectors with lenses, new DaLite custom motorized screens, and six Blackmagic 12K Cameras with Fujinon Lenses, four of which are automated with MRMC automated subject tracking capabilities.
This endeavor was made possible thanks to an outstanding collaboration. Despite a very short window during LeTourneau’s summer break, Solotech successfully installed the major upgrades to The Belcher Center’s audiovisual equipment.
“It’s been a very positive experience working alongside a dedicated team for this upgrade to be delivered on time,” says Stotler. “The Belcher Center’s technical director Anthony ‘Fro’ Horner’s expertise provided invaluable direction right from the start. It was a real team effort to make sure this project was delivered for the start of The Belcher Center’s fall event season.”
The Belcher Center’s live events lineup begins September 14th with the Unite 2023 event hosted by Tim Tebow and Pastor Earl McClellan. Audiences can expect world-class live music, comedy, theatre, and more, now hosted in a modern performance venue.
“The dedication and teamwork behind this project have truly set the stage for unforgettable experiences,” says Bowen. “We can’t wait to share the magic of this upgraded venue with our community, where every performance will be a celebration of excellence.”
To learn more about The LeTourneau University Belcher Center or to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.belchercenter.com.