file transfer

File transfer is the process of transmitting files over a computer network. There are a number of different ways to transfer files and files can be sent to different types of networks. File transfers can take place via email, over a messaging service, using a peer-to-peer network, through a network file system, or using a dedicated file transfer service. Terms like upload, download, push and pull, local and remote, and to the cloud refer to specific aspects of file transfer.

FTP is one of the most well-known options for file transfer. However, managing FTP systems can be difficult to use. Most importantly, FTP is very slow when transmitting large files. Many companies today are looking at FTP alternatives for their file transfer needs, as there are a number of newer, more efficient options for file transfer.

Signiant offers cloud-based file sharing and system-to-system file movement with accelerated protocols and excellent security options. All of Signiant’s file transfer solutions are scalable, secure and designed to work with large media files.

Read a couple of these articles to learn why the world’s top studios, media service providers, broadcasters, game developers and sports networks use Signiant software for large file transfer.

Hearst Television Makes Signiant the Centerpiece of Innovative New Solution to Speed Delivery of Local and National Ad Spots to U.S. Station Group »

Hearst Television has selected Signiant’s Managers+Agents™ technology platform as the file transfer backbone for a new, ultra-efficient TV advertising spot delivery system. Already deployed at three of Hearst’s 29 U.S. stations for testing, the innovative solution paves the way for same-day ad delivery by centralizing, automating and accelerating the digital ingest, processing, management and distribution of local and national TV spots –demonstrating the promise of software-oriented architectures for streamlined ad delivery and faster time to revenue.

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A+E Networks™ UK Addresses Massive Content File Movement Challenge for End Users and IT with Signiant Media Shuttle™ »

A+E Networks UK joins a fast growing number of organizations worldwide that are adopting Media Shuttle to fill the gaps of online file sharing and FTP solutions. Media Shuttle, the newest addition to Signiant’s portfolio of accelerated file transfer solutions, provides an effective alternative to these technologies – but without associated file size constraints or security risks.

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LA-Based Venture 3D Uses Signiant Media Shuttle™ for Accelerated Delivery of Massive 3D Movie Files »

Known for its conversion work on “Titanic 3D” and “The Chronicle’s of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Venture 3D is using Media Shuttle to deliver the film “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” directed by Stephen Chow of “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle” fame. Venture 3D’s business success on the project requires the ability to move massive files – sometimes 200-300 GB in a single transfer ­– to multiple entities across Asia. As such the company required a solution that would give their global partners access to large files without the administrative constraints of FTP.

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SVG | Winter X Games Live: ESPN Embarks on Global Expansion With Revamped Production Model »

Doubling the number of events has forced ESPN to drastically rethink how it produces and distributes the X Games — both in the U.S. and abroad. In that vein, the ESPN brain trust has developed a cookie-cutter–style production model that will be essentially duplicated at all six X Games this year. The new workflow reduces on-site staff and gear, while using ESPN’s Bristol, CT, broadcast center as a de facto IBC (International Broadcast Center) for graphics insertion, features editing, live-feed integration, global distribution, and more. The revamped production model debuts this week in Aspen.

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Media Shuttle Comes to the Rescue of Animated Superhero TV Show »

“With Media Shuttle, we have the ease of use and flexibility of a cloud-based solution, but files arrive directly on a server sitting on our premises, which cuts delivery time in half compared to other products on the market,” said George Rizkallah, founder and CEO of The Product Factory, which positions itself as ‘a small facility with huge ability.’ “As a subscription-based solution, Media Shuttle also lets us avoid multi-year contracts and sizable capital outlays. After working for years with animation customers that routinely send us large digital files using Signiant’s solutions, it’s a delight to be able to access all of the key capabilities of Signiant in an affordable, easy to use tool like Media Shuttle.”

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