Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton is the Chief Technology Officer and a founding member of Signiant.  He leads the development of Signiant's innovative software solutions to address the challenges of fast, secure content.  Previously, Ian has held senior technology positions for ISOTRO Network Managment, Bay Networks, Notel Networks, and Bell Northern Research.  Ian shares his insights on emerging technology, software development, and observations in the market.

IMF (Interoperable Master Format) Reaches the Mainstream »

At this year’s HPA Tech Retreat, two full hours on Wednesday were dedicated to IMF (Interoperable Master Format), the SMPTE standard for the file-based interchange of multi-version, finished audio-visual works. The time dedicated to the topic shows the importance of IMF to the industry.

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Isn’t it Time to Think of People First and Not Policies and Technology? »

Security and simplicity are often viewed as opposing forces. One widely held belief codified in the IS policies of most organizations is that for a system to be secure, people must use complex passwords that are changed frequently. But this doesn’t have to be “just the way it is”!

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Is security enhanced or hindered by additional software layers on top of raw storage? »

Media professionals have many options for storing, organizing and accessing digital media assets, but security implications are a constant consideration. So is security enhanced or hindered by additional software layers?

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Meet the Patents: Where Signiant Leads, Others Follow »

We realize patents make for dull reading best left to geeks and lawyers. However, if you’re researching vendors, it does make sense to consider the patents the company holds.

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Producing Live Streaming Coverage of Remote Events: A Cloud-Based Approach »

By Ian Hamilton | Aug 27, 2017,

Flight’s ability to accelerate standard HTTP(S) transfers enables a model for ingesting high-quality live video contribution feeds directly into the cloud for remote event production and streaming.

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