NAB 2011: Signiant Products Preview
2011 NAB Show Preview
Signiant creates software that automates, accelerates, manages and securely controls the movement of high-value digital content within and between organizations and ecosystems.
Signiant Media Exchange—Media Exchange (MX) is a highly secure browser-based application that enables IT and non-IT managers and staff to send content bigger than e-mail can handle to where it needs to be faster and more easily than ever before. Users working from their offices or production sites, or even from home, can exchange content with other employees, customers, systems and applications regardless of location and size of digital assets. Signiant has enhanced Media Exchange so that media and project files can be moved across WAN, DSL, or cable, and has added new notification features allowing users to track workflow benchmarks, confirmations, and alerts for other departments such as accounting and finance. Additionally, an even greater range of custom workflow options is now available through enhanced integration with Signiant’s full system via the Media Gateway application.
Content Distribution Management Software, v9.0—CDM now includes two new software modules that allow media and IT-oriented enterprises to manage their content even better. The new Media Gateway module streamlines the transfer and sharing of large files between individuals and organizations and the Resource Management module adds powerful new capabilities for queuing delivery of assets and managing network bandwidth. Operations can now prioritize the delivery of assets based upon attributes such as revenue, margins, service level requirements, and news deadlines with either automated or manual delivery to B2B partners or to buyers, and can match internal business rules and workflows. Additionally, version 9.0 expands integration with directory systems utilizing Enterprise-level authentication servers, resulting in enhanced security and allowing Signiant to be used by up to tens of thousands of employees within an organization.
Signiant Community—Signiant recently introduced a new forum that allows IT and media content professionals to share information about best practices, technologies and platforms. The Signiant Community is an effort by Signiant to magnify the benefits of its collaborative workflows by connecting its rapidly expanding customer base. This initiative encourages users to innovate and collaborate with industry peers they might not otherwise meet.