Eastlake community church is located across 8 campuses in Seattle area in Washington. Their main objective is to create a feel of a singular church across physically disconnected campuses.
The use of technology such as video allows them to do connect to a wide audience like never before. In addition to delivering their main services, they are also able to offer secure child services at their locations using electronic check-ins.
In order to conduct their services week by week, they required a reliable network with a widespread wireless network with simple management for their volunteer-based IT. They also needed to keep their operational costs low considering the nature of their organization. More interestingly, Eastlake church faced some additional unique challenges. Out of their 8 locations, only 2 of them are permanent while the others are “pop-up” locations such as schools and public places. All these dynamic, “pop-up” locations needed to support secure BYOD and yet simple management. Read More »