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Encompass UK Selects Signiant File Movement Software to Support Growth of European Network Playout Facility

Apr 24, 2012

Signiant’s Flagship Managers+Agents™ Software Helps Global Media Services Giant Automate Ingest, Movement, Management and Reporting of Media Assets

LONDON (24 April 2012) – Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Encompass Digital Media, a global provider of advanced transmission solutions for more than 400 television network channels, has deployed Signiant software at its European facility in London to support significant new playout business. Encompass UK will employ Signiant Managers+Agents as part of an integrated workflow solution to receive secure, time-critical material from its global client base.

“We involved Signiant very early in the planning stages of this expansion, initially working with them on technical design. Completing this piece in advance enabled us to go forward quickly after we were able to ‘green light’ the project,” said Gary Finnerty, Head of Solutions and Architecture for Encompass UK. “The installation process was fast, efficient and most importantly, painless. The Workflow Designer™ in Signiant Managers+Agents gives us an automated and consistent workflow solution for new channels, and removes reliance on our engineers for bespoke scripts.”

Signiant Managers+Agents is a powerful software solution designed to handle the administration and execution of all file movement activity – including workflow modeling – in a single platform. The Manager’s Automation Engine supports the creation of flexible workflow templates as simple as moving a file from one Agent to another, or as sophisticated as directing a package for transcoding and watermarking before playout. Signiant’s onboard Workflow Designer™ models manual tasks and business logic for a specific job using required components, and then publishes the template to the Signiant library. Using these templates, jobs can be scheduled by package submissions or via system triggers such as timelines, business logic or SOAP API calls from third-party applications.

“As their clients’ channel portfolios grow, Encompass is ready to help them meet the challenge of ever-decreasing timeframes for getting new services to air,” said Gavin Tweedie, Principal Consultant at Signiant. “Working with Encompass to support their content transfer requirements is the start of a growing partnership between our two companies. By investing considerable consultative time with our client base, we are able to gain a deep understanding of their workflow challenges to deliver secure, high-performance file transfer automation solutions that integrate seamlessly into digital media supply chains.”

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass, a leader in digital media services, owns and operates state-of-the-art, broadcast facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The company’s mission-critical, media services provide broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content.  For more information, visit http://www.encompass-m.com.