Living as One Multisite Platform - the new standard in live event video delivery
Have you ever wondered how to extend live video to other sites at a viewable size larger than a desktop computer or a mobile device? The Living as One Multisite Platform was designed from the ground up to do just that -- to deliver audio and video to remote locations with unprecedented reliability, quality, and simplicity. And it uses the public internet. LAO can also stream to in-house venues on your network while reaching out to campus sites via the public internet.
The platform uses a new patented method of streaming which ensures zero content loss throughout the entire transmission path, even in the case of a complete internet outage! This means that you'll enjoy a stress-free playback experience which is high quality, interruption-free, and much more affordable than other similar solutions.
Before joining the Multisite Platform, many of Living As One’s customers were frustrated with interruptions they experienced during live video playback. Even though those churches chose expensive equipment and fast internet connections, the products they were using were not designed to account for the unpredictable nature of the internet which results in buffering video and even complete blackouts. That tension is not good for anyone - tech teams, campus pastors or your guests.
Over 70 churches have joined onto the platform in the past year of offering the solution to the public. Read what some of them have to say.
“You can’t invite new people into into an environment where live video pauses and expect them to be impressed... We immediately saw the benefits of Living As One, no buffering, so that campus is even starting to grow and moving to a site where they can double in size…”
Scott Cramer, Multisite Director, Northwoods Community Church
Our church is growing to 10 campuses over the next 10 years. We were looking at paying thousands of dollars every month just for private network connections between the campuses, or tens of thousands for a satellite infrastructure; but with Living As One's Multisite Platform we are able to use public internet connections that cost a fraction, and our video playback reliability is outstanding!
Mark Eichert, Technical Director, Chase Oaks Church
It just works! The user interface is simple for our volunteers, and the quality streaming across the public internet to our remote campuses is great. Having two perfectly synchronized videos, each at full 1920x1080 resolution, is a huge improvement over our previous system. Everyone needs to know about this!
Caleb Loeppky, Technical Director, The Chapel
“Living As One has allowed us to remove the strategy of having to go places where we can get point to point or leased line connectivity… We can go pretty much anywhere Comcast will show up with a van.”
IT Director, Jason Lee, Northwoods Community Church
When we were preparing to launch our first satellite campus we looked to Living As One to guide us in our technology and network decisions. Their platform has allowed us to stream our services with ease. They handle the technology, so we can focus on serving our community.
Kyung Lee, Pastor, Life Point Church
“These guys have the absolute best tech support ever. And I'm not kidding. We were up and running in no time.”
Cory Vinz, Video Director, Celebrate Church
Strategically, the platform empowers churches to expand to new multisites and microsites in locations previously never possible to deliver live video. Some of Living As One’s customers stream successfully over each weekend with hotspots, in full HD! Think about that.
The complete offering includes Multisite Encoders for realtime video capture, LAN and Cloud distribution for scalable delivery, Multisite Decoders for live/DVR playback, and weekend support.
When playing back video, all content comes from a local solid state hard drive which can buffer up to 60 minutes of live video in advance.
The Living as One Multisite Platform is also the only complete solution which can stream two synchronized 1080p videos at full resolution, or a single stream up to 4k UHD. All of this, designed in a way that is simple for volunteers to operate and easy for technical directors to manage.
If you have questions about how to implement a mutli-site live video strategy using Living as One, give us a call at 800-747-7301. After looking at several solutions, Living as One just made sense to us and we're happy to offer it to you.