Kingdomcity is a global church with many locations around the world. As a global church, one of the most essential systems used is one that links their main hubs in real-time, to be able to work, film and communicate simultaneously. Ideal Systems has provided Kingdomcity with NDI infrastructure that connects their main hubs in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
The solution from Ideal enables Kingdomcity to link services live between campuses over public internet. Although travel has become more restricted, messages can still be preached live across campuses with high quality yet low latency video feeds. Furthermore, this solution has enabled remote production where operators can collaborate from different campuses. For live events, their director from Singapore is now able to monitor feeds from Australia to direct and switch camera sources live.
The NDI video transport and cloud processing infrastructure solution from Ideal Systems includes the SIENNA NDI Cloud nodes and SIENNA NDI processing engines and processing infrastructure modules hosted on Azure Cloud. These are connected to Kingdomcity’s location hubs in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
James Chong, Head of Productions at Kingdomcity said, “We are delighted with the amount of video processing functionality offered by the various cloud glue modules from SIENNA. Our ability to spin up a virtual frame sync or a remote multiviewer for a specific live event is amazing and ensures we always have the right video processing capacity we need on tap at any location”.
Kingdomcity uses the cloud NDI connectivity for low latency audio and video transport from their production studios which allows them to achieve less than sixty-millisecond latency over a public internet connection. For load balancing, Ideal has provided Kingdomcity with the Dejero Gateway for connecting and bonding multiple public internet connections. The Dejero gateway offers hitless failover as the result of public internet failures in switching which is vital during any live productions.
The Dejero Gateway also provides a fixed IP VPN on Microsoft Azure Cloud which is fully secure and provides low latency connectivity from source to destination.
The flexibility of the SIENNA NDI modules allows many different configurations of multiviews and monitoring of feeds and cloud switching and mixing for different types of productions like their live church services, live talk shows and multi-camera productions. Kingdomcity also uses a selection of other SIENNA NDI cloud video processing infrastructure modules such as audio shuffling, audio mixing, frame sync, siennalink, siennaweb and various multiviewers on an ad-hoc basis.