New Life Communications was formed in 1973 to provide video remote services for a local church. The company quickly expanded and added many TV stations in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota to their client base, providing remote truck facilities for telethons, parades and sporting events from high school football to professional hockey and baseball. The remote trucks were completely designed and equipment installed by their own skilled technicians. This is where we learned that reliability and proper documentation are a critical aspect for any video and audio installation. The TV stations expected the equipment to work perfectly for their event, and we know your church expects the same level of reliability for each service.
Ron Huisinga was one of the original company founders, starting as the first chief engineer after graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Ron also had a passion for audio, and the company soon added a 16-track audio recording studio to their list of services. As the company grew in reputation, customers would ask for audio advice and a sound contracting division soon was created to help local churches improve their inadequate sound systems.
After attending a three day Syn-Aud-Con seminar for sound technicians, Ron spent most of his time with the audio division, and other technical and sales staff were added to meet the demand for high quality engineered sound systems. Loudspeaker prediction software like PHD and later EASE were purchased to provide accurate design for loudspeaker coverage for a worship center. The most current acoustic measurement software and test equipment were also added to help provide consistent and accurate system tuning.