Aperi Supports Eagle Brook Church Simulcasts With Network Services

Aperi announced that Eagle Brook Church in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota has expanded its Aperi-based live contribution network, investing in additional solutions and service support for its growing church broadcasts.

With Aperi’s software-based live media processing platform, Eagle Brook Church is able to efficiently and flexibly broadcast services over an optical transport network from its main campus in Lino Lakes, MN to its six satellite locations via simulcast.

“Before we adopted Aperi’s technology, we encountered significant connection challenges when broadcasting services to our remote locations,” says Nick Jones, Director of Technology at Eagle Brook Church. “When we were looking at other solutions in the market, we were sold on Aperi’s software-driven solution as we can easily switch between apps as needed for simple yet highly flexible and cost-effective transport. Plus, we can easily scale up when needed.”

Experiencing explosive growth over the past several years, Eagle Brook Church selected the Aperi system about a year ago, choosing Aperi’s SMPTE 2022-6 compliant uncompressed video transport app for transport from its primary location to satellite churches. Aperi’s VSF TR-01 compliant JPEG 2000 encoder and decoder apps, which support rates from 20Mb/s to 450Mb/s, are used for transport from satellites back to the home base.

“Worship facilities are facing more challenges as the need to broadcast services and events across distances and locations is becoming more imperative,” says Joop Janssen, Aperi’s CEO. “The high-bandwidth network Eagle Brook Church has deployed is evidence that the move towards software-based live production through ultra-low latency contribution networks is both necessary and viable in the worship industry.”

Standards-based IP flows allow critical scalability and makes hand-offs to long distance networks simple and reliable.

“We look forward to working alongside Eagle Brook Church and continuing to provide a full slate of live production tools and technology to support their vision and their needs as they grow,” Janssen concludes.

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