Signiant, a global leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that digital services provider AllDigital has deployed the innovative Signiant Manager(TM) software to enable fast, secure exchanges of file-based media between key business partners and clients.
"The heart of our business is digital content distribution, and Signiant is the clear leader in this area. Since many of our large broadcasting clients already have Signiant in their workflows, we're now able to work seamlessly with them to exchange digital assets in a highly secure and managed way," said Steve Smith, Vice President of Network Services, AllDigital. "We're committed to integrating best-of-breed technologies into our operation, and Signiant makes it easy. Their file movement solution is the "glue" between our clients' networks and our own, providing a means to receive content from often large and complex file systems and bring it into our source platform."
Based on the Signiant Manager, AllDigital provides a range of file transfer services for clients with a variety of requirements for managing, moving and distributing digital assets. One AllDigital client, a large international news broadcaster, needed to accelerate digital file transfers to meet tight distribution windows for multiplatform delivery. The broadcaster uses Signiant to transfer short- and long-form content automatically to AllDigital for processing, transcoding and then final transmission to the Akamai content delivery network (CDN).
For another client seeking to archive a large volume of content, AllDigital employed Signiant to help the client upload their assets to a cloud-based storage solution, where the client can instantly access them. The solution enabled the client to replace a time-consuming and costly workflow where material was being archived to Blu-ray disc.
"AllDigital is leading the way in the emerging market for digital services that target media delivery to Internet-connected devices. Because many clients require secure movement of digital media, Signiant's software provides the flexibility and capabilities required to meet a wide range of business needs," said Rick Clarkson, Vice President of Product Development at Signiant. "As a preferred software partner to AllDigital, we are committed to helping them provide these new, cutting-edge services."