NAB 2016

NAB 2016: Signiant SaaS Platform Makes Advances

At NAB 2016 Signiant (booth SL6605) will demonstrate a broad array of product enhancements that support the top priorities of customers. The company will showcase the continuing evolution of its patented SaaS platform and will preview new capabilities that align with a vision for next-generation cloud workflows. signiantThe company’s flagship Manager+Agents solution is deployed on-premises at most large media enterprises, and functionality can be extended to the cloud with Flight, a SaaS utility for accelerated upload to cloud object storage. With a five-fold increase in customers over the past year and exponential growth in the amount of data transferred,

In further support of storage independence, Signiant’s market-leading Media Shuttle solution for hands-on file movement can now be deployed with either on-premises or cloud object storage, with the option of configuring individual portals for either storage type.

Signiant says that, as the only independent provider of accelerated cloud upload functionality, it provides fully managed server-side infrastructure in the cloud with both industry leading cloud platforms, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Flight and Media Shuttle subscriptions can be used on either platform, with nothing to deploy and no switching cost.

Every media business must continue to squeeze efficiency out of existing resources and infrastructure. Signiant’s goal is to assist customers to meet this on-going challenge with innovative product and workflow solutions. As a SaaS pioneer, the company has led the way in demonstrating the day-to-day benefits of SaaS to the hundreds of customers who have adopted its platform. With less software to deploy and manage, along with automatic software updates and scalability, the IT burden is reduced significantly.

Signiant also continues to enhance its entire product portfolio in support of the imperative to make media operations more efficient. Solution enhancements include auto delivery in Media Shuttle that saves time by performing unattended download of content from storage, which can now be on either local or cloud object storage. This immediate download of new content makes Auto Delivery ideal for files that are being received into either a Signiant or third party automated process (e.g. ingest).  Auto Delivery upload further simplifies the user experience associated with delivering new content.

Also new is enhanced SAML integration in Media Shuttle to allow customers to selectively define policies for authentication using corporate directories. This increased flexibility enables customers to work with an increasing number of partner organizations with varying security requirements.

And Media Shuttle also now provides administrators with easy to use tools and interfaces to migrate users and folder permissions from FTP.  These new capabilities greatly reduce the time and effort associated with moving away from automated, insecure and slow file transfer systems using FTP.

And soon growing file support will be available soon in Manager+Agents to enable highly efficient end-to-end workflows in sports and live events production. Now users can start sending files as they are being written to reduce file transfer times even further.

Lastly, the company says that based on in-depth dialogue and input from across the industry, Signiant’s vision of next-generation media architectures and emerging workflow paradigms is taking shape. Visitors to the booth will have an opportunity to get a sneak preview of technology under development that supports this vision.

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