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.

Rapid TV News | Signiant Boosts Workflow Options for Cloud-based Video File Transfer »

The newest addition to Signiant’s portfolio of accelerated file transfer solutions, Media Shuttle provides an effective alternative to FTP and public file sharing solutions – without associated file size constraints or security risks. Media Shuttle’s hybrid SaaS architecture gives IT the power to determine where content is stored – on private networks or in the cloud – and how network resources should be allocated for maximum enterprise efficiency.

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Signiant Appoints Doug Cahill as Vice President of Business Development »

Cahill brings more than two decades of business development experience in the storage, networking and security industries to Signiant’s senior leadership team. Based in Boston, he will drive strategic partnerships with IT technology partners and service providers worldwide. Today Signiant’s accelerated file movement software is used to replace FTP and other file sharing technologies to facilitate the daily file transfer needs of tens of thousands of users in some of the world’s largest media companies.

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Signiant Adds Media Shuttle™ Resellers in Europe and South America »

Signiant’s newest solution providers include AD Digital of Brazil, Altered Images in the UK, Fofic Media Solutions in The Netherlands, Mediatrade in Finland, Promovisa in Spain, SAV in France and Visual Unity in the Czech Republic. These partners will offer various Signiant products, including subscription-based Media Shuttle file transfer software delivered from the cloud.

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Signiant and Sohonet Win “Best of IBC 2012” Award »

Signiant and Sohonet today announced that the Sohonet FileRunner Service based on Signiant Media Shuttle file transfer software has been named among this year’s “Best of IBC” award winners by TVB Europe magazine. Selected in the Production and Infrastructure category, the service provides easy-to-use tools for moving high-value media assets between the media organizations that use the high-performance Sohonet Media Network.

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Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton to Present at 2012 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference »

“The full promise of file-based workflow can only be achieved through seamless interaction between products from multiple vendors. FIMS applies SOA principles that have transformed traditional business systems architecture to the specific requirements of media,” said Hamilton. “In this presentation we’ll share practical lessons learned building the FIMS test harness and using the test harness to validate our FIMS implementation.”

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Asia-Pacific Broadcasting | Leading the Next Generation of File Transfer Solutions »

With the rapid increase in digital production environments and multiscreen workflows in the Asia-Pacific region, broadcasters, pay-TV operators and other content providers require more intelligent file transfer solutions to increase efficiency against tighter turnaround times. In this interview, Signiant's new Singapore-based managing director, Michael Burnie, offers details of the company's plans for growth in the Asian market.

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The Coolest Thing About Media Shuttle for Post »

One post house we work with was just telling us today how excited they were about this subscription model. For the cost of one-and-a-half bike couriers running tapes or disks around London, they could have Media Shuttle at their fingertips – for all their fast file transfer needs.

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Signiant Media Shuttle™ Now Available; Secure Media Movement Made Easy for Any Size Enterprise or Workgroup »

Introduced at the 2012 NAB Show, Media Shuttle’s patent-pending cloud connector technology gives media workgroups the convenience and ease of use of public cloud file-sharing services, but without file size limits or security risks associated with storing high-value assets in the cloud. Monthly subscription-based pricing makes Media Shuttle an ideal solution for production projects, and lets organizations easily scale usage as needed.

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Signiant Builds Momentum in Global Telecom Service Provider Market with Intelligent Media File Movement Solutions »

As Italy’s largest telecommunications provider, Telecom Italia has purchased Signiant Managers+Agents and Signiant Media Exchange for aggregation and distribution of content to support its new video services and workflows. Likewise, Polish telecom provider Emitel has installed Signiant as the basis for a complete content distribution management infrastructure to serve its national television market.

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NBC News Chooses Signiant for File Transfers to Support Coverage of Royal Wedding »

For the royal wedding coverage, editors were able to create preliminary cuts of raw footage in London using Avid Media Composer, and then activate the Signiant-ATM transfer from within the Avid software. In New York, editors were able to directly access the footage in minutes, and then perform final editing to cut the video into breaking news or nightly features on the wedding.

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