Signiant Inc., the leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, today unveiled an advanced version of its pioneering product at NAB 2007 (booth SU9027). Available immediately, the new version of the Digital Media Distribution Management Suite features a new dashboard-style graphical user interface that provides unprecedented central management and control over digital file-based workflows.
Recently deployed at major worldwide broadcasters such as NBC Universal and leading post-production facilities such as LA-based Modern VideoFilm and London-based Pepper, this advanced version of Signiant‘s technology includes:
A new dashboard-style graphical user interface which provides users with real- time comprehensive views of all data movement throughout the digital media distribution system. With a new set of configurable, intuitive and interactive graphical tools, users are able to view overall network utilization and adjust how global network capacity is used. Because not all digital media transfers are created equally, users can dynamically change network bandwidth allocation to meet time to air priorities and deadlines.
A complete view of the status of all running jobs and aggregate all activities into a comprehensive overview. Easy customization of relevant views and system attributes provide powerful information to media distribution administrators who can then make appropriate decisions on the intelligent utilization of finite and expensive network resources.
A powerful geographic topological view of digital media agent status providing continuous feedback that enables users to reroute critical transfers based on site and agent availability.
Enhanced high-availability offering including additional failover reliability and contingency planning flexibility offered by Red Hat clustered servers.
Media Streaming SDK enables ISVs or OEMs to embed Signiant technology into their products to support managed streaming of data files among their product installations.
New Deployment Packages
To coincide with the new version of the Signiant Digital Media Distribution Management Suite, Signiant also announced a new set of three product solutions, developed specifically to offer solutions to the most popular deployment scenarios for Signiant‘s technology.
Designed to be installed with minimal site preparation and configuration work on the part of the network administrator, the Signiant Deployment Packages address specific workflow inefficiencies or to extend the current capabilities of an existing web infrastructure.
Signiant Deployment Packages may be expanded in terms of geographic scalability and functionality, and may also be upgraded to the full Signiant Digital Media Distribution Management Suite.
Available in June 2007, Signiant Deployment Packages will be available directly from Signiant or from the company‘s extensive network or resellers. Three options are available:
Deployment Package #1: Signiant Managed Accelerator: enables the managed, secured and accelerated movement of large digital media content. The movements may be centrally controlled, with network provisioning, oversight and management of dynamic bandwidth utilization across a Signiant virtualized network, and accelerated between Signiant agents.
Deployment Package #2: Signiant Media Exchange- addresses the need for broadcasters and post-production facilities to provide a WAN-accelerated, secure and reliable alternative to FTP-based file transfers with their business partners and field acquisition crews. Media Exchange is web-services ready and requires no specialized software to be installed on the remote computers or mobile devices providing quick and easy delivery of user-generated content from the field.
Deployment Package #3: Signiant Managed Accelerator for Avid – allows the managed, secured and accelerated movement of large Avid-native media files across the wide area network. Avid users can prioritize the transfer of their files with respect to other traffic demands and business requirements. It is compatible with any Avid nonlinear editing system that uses the Avid Transfer Manager v4.5 protocol.