Church Without Walls Simulcasts Sermons Across Masergy's Managed Network
DALLAS, TX, Aug 20, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking
services and cloud communications, today announced that The Church
Without Walls is using Masergy's global network platform and
Haivision video broadcasting equipment to simulcast sermons between
the megachurch's three campuses across Houston.
When the 20,000-member church had deployed its previous video system
several years ago, each broadcast was rife with artifacts, latency
and delay as a result of data packet-loss on the church's
"Each worship service was a nail-biting experience for our media
team," said Andy Seale, technical director for The Church Without
Walls. "It got to the point where we were regularly scrambling our
lead technician to our remote campuses to fix our audio and video
issues during the service. That's when we knew that we needed a
Masergy worked with The Church Without Walls to develop and deploy a
high-quality, multicast-enabled network solution, that would serve as
the backbone for the megachurch's broadcasting capabilities while
also meeting their data and voice needs.
"It was a complete network overhaul," Seale said. "We chose Masergy
because of the service they offered -- including bi-directional
network feeds between campuses -- as well as their guaranteed
data-packet management and video performance."
With the new network and broadcasting equipment The Church Without
Walls has experienced enhanced video transmission capabilities, more
reliable network performance and solid ground to pursue its ultimate
goal of multi-site, bi-directional simulcasting of church services.
"With Masergy we don't even have to think about the video reliability
and quality anymore -- it's the best video we have ever seen," said
Seale. "That is what I consider success."
John Dumbleton, senior vice president for business development for
Masergy, added, "Real time applications like live HD video perform
best when delivered over a high performance network platform. With
Masergy's managed global network, which is engineered to support the
most demanding, real time applications, The Church Without Walls
staff can now focus on their strategic initiates with the peace of
mind that Masergy will perform beyond their expectations."
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Masergy is a managed services and cloud
communications provider delivering customized, high-performance
platforms that help businesses compete in the global marketplace. The
company pioneered one of the first global IP/MPLS networks in 2000
that could deliver a pure Ethernet experience to any location
worldwide. Masergy has since expanded its offerings and today
operates the largest independent global network platform, a fully
integrated cloud communications offering, cloud-based security and
managed network services. These solutions deliver a superior customer
experience with guaranteed performance, scalability and reach.
Masergy's award-winning technology, flexible solutions and unmatched
passion for customer care are why a growing number of the world's
largest companies rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond
expectations. For more information about Masergy visit
www.masergy.com or follow the company on Twitter @Masergy.
Scott L. Bender
Masergy Communications Inc.
SOURCE: Masergy Communications Inc.
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