Date added: 08/07/2014 PureLink to the Rescue! Church A/V Technology

Even well thought-out projects can be derailed by unexpected setbacks during the integration or execution phase. No matter the challenge, whether technical or logistical, there is a dynamic and powerful PureLink™ solution customized to fit your exact needs.

In Church A/V Technology...
Many churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship are implementing A/V technology, where visual aid with devotional music is a major part of service. Now, with the emergence of multi-site churches using simulcast to distribute their services across multiple campuses, a reliable A/V connectivity framework has become the driving force of a dynamic worship experience.

The Challenge
A Presbyterian church in Northern New Jersey has temporarily expanded its worship location from its main sanctuary to a section of a nearby buidling to accomodate its growing congregation.

While construction on a second campus was under way, Sunday worship service was simulcast to the temporary site through internet broadcasting, which resulted in noticeable transmission delays and dropped connections.

Despite the challenge of a long transmission distance and unstable envrionment, a decision was made to upgrade to a fiber-optic network that would allow real-time distribution between the two sites.

PureLink to the Rescue!
Live footage from the main sanctuary's broadcast control room must pass through a street pole as well as the IT service room at the second campus, before it is distributed to the temporary location, with a total point-point distance of 0.6 miles.

PureLink's PureMedia™ 4K Fiber-Optic Extension System (PM-FR101-U and PM-FT102-U) was installed as part of the network upgrade, which required complex fiber patch-cabling and distribution, providing a true, uninterrupted real-time broadcast.