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.

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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