A Complete Platform for Multisite Streaming

The Multisite Platform is a turnkey streaming solution designed from the ground up to deliver video to remote locations with unprecedented reliability and quality. 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. 

A Complete Platform Designed for Multisite Venues

The Multisite Platform is a turnkey streaming solution designed from the ground up to deliver video to remote locations with unprecedented reliability and quality. 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.

4k HDMI and SDI

Stream at up to 4k UHD resolution through HDMI and SDI inputs.

End-to-end Video Resiliency

The platform can overcome internet bottlenecks with zero video loss for uninterrupted playback.

Weekend Phone Support

Our support engineers are available if your team needs help, even on Sunday mornings.

Live / DVR / Simulated Playback

Pause and play live video as needed. Play synchronized content later through simulated live playback.

Priced for Non-Profits

Our hardware cost defies market expectations. We keep it low to accomplish a common mission.

Simple Operation

The platform is easy even for volunteers. Start streaming and playback with just a few clicks.

Platform Overview

Multisite Encoders and Decoders ensure zero content loss throughout the entire transmission path, even in the case of a complete internet outage. This means that leveraging the benefits of a public internet connection to reliably distribute video is now possible. When playing back video all content comes from a local solid state hard drive which can buffer live video in advance.

This means that remote playback sites see exactly what has been encoded — no blackouts, no buffering, no jitter. It is also the only complete solution which can stream two synchronized 1080p videos at full resolution. All of this, designed in a way that is simple for volunteers to operate and easy for technical directors to manage.

3 Steps to 100% Resilient Streaming

Step #1: Video Capture & Encode

Living As One’s Multisite Encoders capture professional audio and video by way of HDMI or UHD-SDI. These encoders can use either the h.264 or h.265 (HEVC) codecs to efficiently compress one or two channels of video and up to 16 channels of audio, and live stream to our powerful content delivery network. The encoders will automatically resend any content that may be lost during transmission, regardless of the duration of a network interruption. This patented method of live video streaming guarantees zero video loss, and enables an interruption-free remote viewing experience! Two models are available: the Single Channel Multisite Encoder which can capture and stream a single UHD-4K video feed, and the Dual Channel Multisite Encoder which supports encoding two HD video feeds each at full 1080p60 resolution with guaranteed synchronization at playback sites.

Step #2: Video Distribution (via Cloud and LAN)

Living As One has partnered with a leading global content delivery network (Google Cloud) to ensure that each transmit site and each remote site will have incredible versatility in uploading and downloading your live media content from a nearby data center. With multiple copies of your data at multiple locations, and almost infinitely scalable storage, you can be assured that your live streams will always be nearby and accessible to your remote venues. Since Multisite Encoders are also capable of LAN Distribution, decoders can pull live event audio/video directly from the encoder instead of the cloud! This is a perfect option for campuses with more than one venue on the same property and for remote campuses connected with dedicated internet connections (VPL, MPLS, etc).

Step #3: Video Playback with DVR Controls

Designed with volunteer operators in mind, Living As One has developed a robust yet simple to use video player that runs on dedicated hardware. Multisite Decoder allows playback and pausing of live video, much like a traditional DVR. This enables a remote campus to begin playback whenever they are ready. Regardless of whether the video is playing or paused, Multisite Decoder’s advanced algorithms will continue to buffer (pre-download) live video ahead of time to a local SSD – up to an incredible 60 minutes ahead from the paused location!

This intelligent design ensures that when it comes time to play, the video is played from a local (non-networked) source – eliminating the risk of video pausing or drops in quality. Playback operators have a clear readout of how much content is currently buffered, and are able to monitor health statistics about the local network connection. If the primary network connection is lost, the operator is alerted and can switch to a backup network, such as a cellular hotspot, without interrupting the video playback. The combination of these features give pastors and production volunteers peace of mind during live/time-shifted playback. Never before has live video delivery been so easy and so reliable from end-to-end!

Our Customer Family

Robb MacTavish

Live Production Director, Flatirons Church

“You can’t underestimate the importance of the product, delivery, and support. With Living As One, it’s just been rock solid since we’ve started. I don’t know of anybody else that can give that level of product and support that we’ve received”

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Sam Lesky

Executive Pastor of Campus Operations, Seacoast Church

“I remember being a campus pastor sitting in the front row, and all of sudden, the screen is frozen.. As a campus pastor, you freeze. It’s a terrible terrible feeling.. It sends a lull over the whole congregation. I’m happy to say we brought in Living As One in all 13 locations, and it is absolutely amazing the difference.. We aren’t stressing over the satellite locations anymore for video production..”

See how Seacoast uses Living As One on unreliable connections >>

Jason Lee

IT Director, Northwoods Community Church

“We found the Living As One product to be so resilient that there wasn’t a lot we had to do in order to make it successful. Once we got it set up it really was really pretty much set it and forget it for us.”

See why Northwoods replaced sneakernet with Multisite Platform >>

Shana Case

Broadcast Director, Global Leadership Summit

“This is the second year we have used LA1 to broadcast the Global Leadership Summit, and I can’t imagine doing another Summit without it! The technology is incredibly reliable, easy to use, and produces high-quality A/V, which creates a world-class viewing experience for our attendees. I am thankful for our partnership with LA1 and look forward to all the future possibilities.”

See why Global Leadership Network trusts Living As One to stream GLS >>