The easiest and most reliable way to send any size file, anywhere, fast.

The easiest way to send large files

Sending files with Media Shuttle is as simple as dragging and dropping them onto a web page. It’s so intuitive that your users will never need a tutorial, training session, or even an email explanation.

Move faster

Media Shuttle’s proven file acceleration technology speeds up transfers over public and private networks up to 200 times faster than standard methods (such as FTP). Our patented technology practically eliminates latency, effectively utilizing available bandwidth.

No file size limits

With Media Shuttle you don’t have to worry about shipping hard drives, compressing files or breaking them into smaller files. Media Shuttle allows you to send any size file, anywhere, fast.

Rock solid reliability

Media Shuttle comes with Checkpoint Restart, which automatically retries or resumes failed transfers. You’ll also receive email notifications when files have been downloaded, so you’ll never have to guess if your files went through.

Comprehensive security model

Building on the core Transport Layer Security (TLS) built into the Signiant transfer protocol, Media Shuttle contains a variety of security features that adhere to the information assurance principle of “defense in depth”. A defense-in-depth design strategy incorporates several security controls for a system so that multiple security failures must occur before an attacker can gain access to critical resources.

Easier, faster and more secure than FTP

Unlike FTP, Media Shuttle never requires training or instructions and you can be up and running in hours. Without having to rely on IT, portal administrators can track file movement, easily add or remove users, and customize their portals to match branding and language specifications. Media Shuttle is far and away the easiest way to send large files fast.

A single solution for all of your file transfers

A key benefit of Media Shuttle is that it enables organizations to consolidate all their file transfers within a single solution; all transfer activity and users can be monitored, managed and controlled from a single place.

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Portal types for all use cases

Media Shuttle makes it easy to share files between people, between systems and to and from the cloud. There are three different types of portals that can be created to support almost any use case.

SEND portals allow for fast person to person file transfer.

SHARE portals make it easy to upload and download files within designated folders.

SUBMIT portals provide an onramp for users to submit files into automated workflows.

Role-based access

Media Shuttle offers roles for three key user types in the organization – end users, operational administrators and IT administrators. Each user type has a tailored view that’s made explicitly for their job function. Media Shuttle makes it easy to enable all users, whether internal or external, to access only the files and features they require.

Auto Delivery

As Media Shuttle is rolled out across the enterprise, use cases often emerge for unattended delivery.  Many organizations gain great efficiencies by eliminating the need to manually check for new content or streamlining distribution of the same content to multiple partners. Auto Delivery provides this capability via a native application running on the end user’s computer, along with a means of configuring specific folders for automatic upload or download.

CloudSpeX

CloudSpeX dramatically lowers rejection rates associated with the receipt of improperly formatted files or incorrect file types, and helps to manage the volume and complexity of today’s multiplatform delivery specifications. Unlike other solutions that validate file format compliance after the file transfer, CloudSpeX ensures that your specifications are enforced prior to delivery to save significant time and resources.

Metadata entry

This feature allows end users to populate predefined fields with information describing the file they are about to share. The experience is fully customizable, offering system administrators the ability to define fields for any parameter – often things such as language or shooting location – to ensure that all of the necessary information is captured. The metadata remains associated with the file, making it easy for a person or process to take action upon receipt.

App-less transfers

Authorized users are able to access their files from anywhere, on any device, without any special software on the user’s computer. While most users engage with Signiant systems via an installed application or browser plug-in to take advantage of accelerated transport, there are some situations where this is impractical. By accommodating users who want to use a mobile device or are unable to install software, Signiant enables adoption across the entire media ecosystem with completely clientless access.

Brandable / customizable experience

Media Shuttle customers can create and customize as many portals as they choose, each with their own branding and look and feel. Setting up a portal for every project or partner is a quick and easy task and it’s a great opportunity to extend your brand and create a professional, visually appealing experience for transferring files. Media Shuttle also supports multiple languages which can be configured on a portal by portal basis.

Storage independence

With Media Shuttle, you have the choice of storing your content on-premises or in cloud object storage. This includes the flexibility to allocate all the same storage locations, or the choice of allocating different storage locations for each of your portals. Ultimately that means you have full control of where your files are at all times, and the flexibility to easily change that storage allocation at any time not locking you into any one provider.

SAML-based web SSO

Media Shuttle includes advanced identity management so that enterprises can easily and securely onboard and manage large numbers of users.  Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) allows system administrators to engage a third-party Web identity provider to grant users access to multiple systems. This contemporary approach to enabling the use of a corporate directory for user authentication has benefits for both administrators and end users. Administrators can easily provision large user groups, and individual employees can simply log into Media Shuttle with their corporate account credentials.

APIs

Media Shuttle provides two APIs for customers who want to implement automated computer control of certain Media Shuttle functions: 

The administration API enables automation of repetitive tasks like portal creation, storage assignment, and user creation. Customers are successfully using this API to replace manual processes, and to replace automated tasks associated with older technology (e.g. scripted FTP server setup).

A second API for ‘system to person’ automation will be available soon.  IT organizations and integrators will be able to use this API to create simple, automated ‘click here to download’ workflows from their in-house and commercial DAM and MAM systems. This API will also provide the mechanism for linkages between Media Shuttle and Signiant’s Manager+Agents software.   

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Over 150,000 global users

“When you’re stepping into the next level, where people are hiring based on ability rather than location, something like Media Shuttle becomes vital for your business.”

Andrew Wahlquist, Technologist at Local Hero Post

Transferring petabytes of data every month

“Media Shuttle has allowed us to send that same 500 GB file in just a couple of hours. It saves us tons of time and helps us to properly communicate with our editors around the globe.”

David Jancso, Film Editor at Post Office Films

Connecting over 25,000 businesses

“We needed everyone—including filmmakers, producers, studios, post production supervisors, visual effects artists, editors, and directors—to feel like they were in the same room, regardless of whether they’re in New York, London or Los Angeles.”

Zak Tucker, Co-founder at Harbor Picture Company

Spanning 190 countries

“The problem we have with video is that it’s sourced all over the world, and of course video files are massive. We need to get them back to our base in London as soon as possible in order to put them through our publishing systems.”

– Matt Whiting, Head of Applications at Guardian News & Media

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ProfessionalEnterprise
No file size limits
UDP acceleration
Zero bandwidth charges
Email notifications
Customizable portals
Automatic restart of interrupted transfers
Cloud based administration
Simple file transfer dashboard
Unlimited number of portals
Easy user management
Cloud object storage1
Auto Delivery
CloudSpex
Single sign-on with SAML
Metadata handling
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or less
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starting at $7.5k annually

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Enterprise
starting at $35k annually

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* Small Business package same as Professional feature set.

1 – Includes a monthly amount of data transfer into and out of the cloud, based on subscription tier.

ACTIVE USERS

Signiant has chosen a unique licensing model designed especially for the media and entertainment industry. User-based pricing makes a lot of sense for Media Shuttle, but we know that workforces ebb and flow in the media business. Our model ensures that you only pay for the people that are actively using Media Shuttle, and we don’t charge you for occasional one-time users.  Our definition of an active user is someone who sends at least one file, or receives three or more files in a given month.

FLOATING LICENSE Model

Your Media Shuttle annual subscription is essentially a pool of floating licenses that is shared across your organization, and only active users consume a license.  Unlike the common model that locks a license to a specific user, the floating license concept gives you the flexibility to have the same users every month for the duration of your subscription – or to change users month over month.

The User Community: MEDIA SHUTTLE MEMBERS

We refer to people with access as “members”: A member is anyone who has been added to a Media Shuttle portal by an administrator, or who has sent or received a file. There is no charge for members and you can add as many people as you want.  In organizations where Media Shuttle is deployed at scale, most employees who touch professional video content are members of one or more portals.

Choosing an ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION TIER

Media Shuttle license are sold in annual subscription blocks of 10 or more users, and the price per user decreases with volume.  Simply estimate how many active users your organization will need and choose the corresponding tier.   It’s not critical to be precise.   You can always contact Signiant to switch to a higher tier as adoption grows, and as described below we will automatically invoice you for monthly overages.

SIGNIANT MONITORS Usage for You

Since Media Shuttle is a SaaS solution, we maintain the service for you, including monitoring the number of active users every month. Every month you will receive a detailed statement that includes the number of licenses in the tier you purchased, active users for the month and a count of all members listed in Media Shuttle. The statement makes it easy for you to analyze the number of active users and determine if you need to change your subscription based on current and future demand for Media Shuttle.

We also make it simple to add users above your selected tier for a high demand period. You do not have to call Signiant or do anything on your side to activate a member. A member can immediately begin using Media Shuttle and we will add them as part of the active user count in next month’s statement and charge you at your current tier. Media Shuttle seamlessly scales for you, another benefit of a SaaS solution.

Unique Model, UNIQUE BENEFITS

Media Shuttle’s unique license model provides media and entertainment professionals with distinctive benefits, including:

  • A close connection between the cost of Media Shuttle and the value received because you only pay for people who are actively using the system, not for every person who might occasionally use it.
  • Media Shuttle provides a low administrative burden because you do not need to manage the number of registered members or active users. You can add as many members as you want at no charge and have as many active users as demand dictates. 
  • Signiant’s unique model aligns with the dynamic nature of media and entertainment businesses that have a changing group of people working throughout a project.
  • With Media Shuttle you can choose the model that best fits your business – a fixed vs. variable cost model –providing you greater flexibility than a purely fixed license model.

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