In response to social distancing measures, the church presents its Sunday services to worshippers gathered in the parking lot in their cars — with MediorNet providing reliable and expandable transport of all video, audio, and intercom signals between the control room and the outdoor stage. The gatherings are also streamed to various social networks and OTT channels.
The modular Riedel network at Cherry Hills Community Church consists of two MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution network devices. Acting as an extension of the church’s permanent IT network, the MicroNs also provide an Ethernet tunnel between the control room in the building’s main auditorium and the outdoor stage. The MicroN unit in the control room is patched directly into the church’s video router and interfaced with an existing network switch and a Riedel Artist-128 intercom mainframe.
The MediorNet network carries the video program feed from the control room to LED screens in the parking lot and carries three camera feeds from the outside back into the building. In addition, the MicroNs supply a confidence monitor feed to display lyrics for church vocalists on stage. For audio, the MicroNs extend the Dante VLAN feed out to the parking lot and then bring the audio feed back into the auditorium, where church technicians use their existing front of house console to mix the broadcast audio feed. The connection with the Artist mainframe also facilitated delivery of intercom feeds from Riedel’s Bolero wireless intercom.