This past week, we did a major upgrade of the Global Operations Center (GOC). If you need more information on what the GOC is, just look at my previous post. With the new setup, we have the ability to simultaneously view the experiences at 10 of our campuses. Previously, we were only able to view 4-5 at one time. In addition, we are able to view the Internet Campus experience, the Attendance Management system which shows us real-time attendance data from all the campuses, and a global map web page that show us what part of the world people are logging in from to attend our Internet Campus experience. None of this would have been possible without the hard work a long time LC.tv team member, Evan Hamilton. Here are the great pics…
This one is for all the Apple fans out there. You’ll be happy to know that much of the technology that is being utilized in the GOC is Mac based.
The GOC stands for Global Operations Center. Here at LifeChurch.tv, on Sunday mornings, we turn one of our conference rooms at our central offices into the GOC. At the GOC, our leaders gather at watch the experiences at many of our campuses. This is accomplished by using a device at each campus call a Slingbox. We connect a camera, like a Sony HandyCam to the Slingbox and then connect the Slingbox to our network. With this setup, we are able to watch what is going live at our campuses in New York, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
Utilizing the GOC allows us to save on travel costs. It also allows us to better support our campus teams. Our leaders are able to provide our campus pastors with immediate feedback as soon as the service (we call them experiences) ends.
Here’s what the GOC looked like on the first weekend we started it.
This past week, we’ve did a major upgrade on the GOC. I’ll post some pictures of it later today. It looks pretty cool.