VITEC provides its houses of worship streaming solutions to Life Church

VITEC has announced that its MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder were successfully installed at Life Church and its four satellite campuses in Memphis, Tenn. Part of VITEC’s Houses of Worship Solution, the MGW Ace Encoder and Decoder allow the church to live stream its services from the main campus to its satellite with perfect synchronization.

VITEC utilizes HEVC encoding technology and the Zixi™ error-free streaming protocol to seamlessly and reliably transmit multiple independent IP streams in high quality to churches of any size over the existing IP infrastructure. The Ace Encoder features VITEC’s HEVC (H.265) compression, which reduces network bandwidth by up to 50% compared to H.264. Because it supports both HEVC and H.264, it’s built for the future without losing support for legacy receivers and decoders. The MGW Ace Decoder’s 4K-capable FPGA architecture provides a future-proof solution and ensures multisite live streaming on private or public networks.

Another factor that played into Life Church’s decision was the integration of VITEC’s house of worship streaming solution with Renewed Vision™ ProVideoServer™ (PVS), a four-channel HD video server from the most trusted technology provider in the worship space. PVS enhances the VITEC system with recording, playback, and time-slip capabilities. This combination allows Life Church to record its high-quality broadcast stream with embedded timecode and multichannel audio.

“The two most important things for us when we were looking for a streaming platform were reliability and performance,” said Brian Pitre, Life Church’s Creative Director. “VITEC, without a doubt, delivers on both. It’s been more than a year, and we have not had a single issue. That’s a testament of VITEC’s absolutely flawless technology.”

“The latest advances in technology have allowed Life Church to expand their reach, but they needed a high-quality and reliable streaming solution to build a truly connected community,” aded Mark Robison, Broadcast Solutions Specialist, VITEC. “With VITEC’s scalable streaming solutions, now staff or volunteers don’t have to worry about glitches disrupting the service or relying on previously recorded services to fill the slot. They can enjoy an error-free, distraction-free environment where they can home in on one live message that is shared with the entire Life Church family.”