Infotech Lead Europe: MEDIA BROADCAST has inked a deal with Signiant, a provider of file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, to launch a new high-speed file transfer service for its broadcast and production customers.
Based on Signiant’s Managers+Agents software, Europe’s media service provider will be enhancing its existing broadcast network to enable clients to transfer digital media in a fast, secure and managed fashion.
Signiant’s software solutions are designed to address file-based media movement aspects including acceleration, automation, security and control across global networks. Managers+Agents is optimized for automated batch file transfers, advanced resource management and workflow integration.
“Using Signiant, our customers have the ability to share critical media files over our real-time network at speeds five times faster than they could using a basic Internet connection, and exponentially faster than old-style, tape-based workflows — with assurance that their content is protected and secure,” said Rafael Dornes, product manager of Broadcast Next Generation Network (NGN) Solutions at MEDIA BROADCAST.
MEDIA BROADCAST’s offering called MeXS will enable the media company to extend its portfolio of value-added services, supporting our clients’ existing production workflows and integrating them into the workflows of their business partners.
At present, MEDIA BROADCAST supports a connected community of more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in Germany, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and London as well as North America.
MEDIA BROADCAST’S MeXS service lets users exchange pre-recorded video and audio content within the secure confines of the MEDIA BROADCAST network often in a matter of seconds depending on the size of the files and resolution of the content.
Since MEDIA BROADCAST services complement existing deployments of Signiant software and services industry-wide, customers that have deployed Signiant internally to facilitate file transfers among their own regional locations can further extend those workflows to encompass other members of the MeXS community.
“With MeXS, MEDIA BROADCAST has recognized an opportunity to expand its business model with a new service that meets an important, unmet need for its customers to move media files securely and efficiently,” said Joachim Bause, Signiant’s General Manager for Central Europe.