Manager+Agents

Signiant Manager+Agents (M+A) is the gold standard for scheduled, lights-out, automated transfer of large files between geographically distributed locations. Forming the core transport backbone of most major media companies, this powerful, secure enterprise software helps studios, broadcasters, cable networks and sports organizations move petabytes of data every day throughout their global content supply chains. By providing central control, visibility and tracking of all content deliveries, the Manager+Agents system serves as a hub for file-based workflows that span the globe.

In addition to the central role it plays in the Media & Entertainment sector, Manager+Agents is used by many businesses in other industries where there is a requirement for moving large unstructured data sets around the world. The Manager+Agents (M+A) solution is designed to move large files over any public or private IP network, and to connect to a range of storage types – both on-premises and cloud. M+A’s unique architecture is capable of supporting thousands of endpoints from a central control point, offering the lowest TCO at scale of any solution in its class.

Read more about M+A in the blogs and case studies below.

Manager+Agents’ new workflow looping feature = easy iterations + visibility

If you’re currently building complex workflows in Manager+Agents, your job just got easier with our latest release. M+A 11.2. has a new workflow looping feature that allows for automated iterations and greater visibility. Here’s how it works.

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Stateful Workflow Restarts and more for M+A 10.6

We have released version 10.6 of Managers+Agents, which includes some enhancements that I think you’ll find very useful. This blog highlights two of those enhancements available in this release including stateful workflow restarts and RESTful FIMS transfer service interface.

By Katie Staveley Learn more

Encompass Makes Signiant its Preferred Choice for Extreme File Sharing of Massive Digital Media Files

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today said that premier digital media services provider Encompass Digital Media has expanded its deployment of Signiant’s award-winning extreme file sharing and workflow automation technology worldwide, making Signiant its preferred file transport technology. Six of Encompass’ global broadcast facilities, serving over 800 television network channels worldwide, can now leverage Signiant’s superior workflow management, secure, accelerated transfer and centralized management and reporting tools for file-based content movement, to and from clients as well as transfers within its global network.

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TVNewsCheck | Hearst Goes To The Cloud For Ad Delivery

For the past several months, all 29 Hearst stations have used a cloud-based advertising spot delivery system powered by Signiant’s Managers+Agents platform. Currently, the station group is using the new system for national ads, with a plan to do a local ad rollout throughout the summer.

By Katie Staveley Learn more

Arqiva Ushers In a New File-based Broadcast Playout Workflow Powered by Signiant

Arqiva has established an innovative content ingest and delivery system based on Signiant’s software that ushers in an elegantly simple and highly efficient approach to file-based workflow automation. Already in use by BlackBelt TV in the U.S. and others, the new automated playout system gives Arqiva a competitive edge in serving its customers – providing speedy remote content ingest, automated workflows and complete visibility into content delivery.

By Lisa Clark Learn more

Signiant Debuts CloudSpeX™ Application for Managing File Delivery Specs and Asset Validation in the Cloud

CloudSpeX matches file types and metadata against a cloud-based directory of published specifications to ensure that assets comply with customer-defined delivery format requirements. In moving validation out of the client and into the cloud, CloudSpeX provides a uniform mechanism for automatically checking files against a chosen specification across the entire content ecosystem.

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Qvest Media to Represent Signiant Solutions in the Middle East

Qvest Media focuses on the distribution of high-end broadcasting and media solutions of renowned international and German manufacturers and specializes in on-site systems integration. As one of the leading systems integrators, they are also able provide their customers with the most sophisticated solutions for workflow automation. The company was named as “System Integrator of the Year 2012” by a top-class jury at CABSAT 2012. Qvest Media’s customers in the region include leading broadcast, media and telco organizations, such as Al Jazeera, Dubai Media Incorporated, Al Rayan TV, Etisalat, twofour54 and Eqtisadia TV.

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Signiant Appoints Adam Feinzig as Chief Financial Officer

Feinzig joins Signiant from Sermo, the largest online physician community in the U.S., where as CFO, he helped scale the digital media company across multiple channels and regions. Prior to this, Feinzig was vice president of finance at Gomez – an Internet infrastructure company – during the time when the rapidly growing SaaS company was in the SEC filing process to go public and was sold to Compuware in a highly successful transaction.

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Art of the Guillotine | Burbank’s 2G Digital Creates First Ultra-Efficient ‘Media Factory’

One factor that drove our adoption of the Signiant solution were requests from several of our large studio customers that also have existing investments in Signiant. The software provides powerful security, management and control of automated file exchanges between 2G Digital and clients with Signiant agents, speeding such tasks as the processing of raw content, adding metadata and closed captions, or formatting conversions for distribution in other countries. Signiant’s Media Exchange software offers 2G Digital a powerful and interactive tool for initiating desktop-to-desktop transfers, in turn enabling secure delivery of finished content to broadcasters and playout centers.

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IBE | MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 Moves Video with Signiant

Signiant software will deliver digital media-cleared versions of news, as well as backstage blogs, interview and press conferences, back to London for encoding and delivery. It will also deliver daily content from the MTV2 US production team back to New York, via London, for broadcast and other online uses.

By Lisa Clark Learn more

2012 MTV EMA Show Uses Signiant to Get Highlights of Europe’s Hottest Musical Acts to Broadcast, Web and Mobile Feeds Faster

The MTV EMA team in London is using Signiant to deliver the latest news bulletins of 2012 MTV EMA winners to the base station for transmission to MTV affiliates worldwide – and move critical material, such as live acceptance speeches and last-minute edits to packaged content, at superfast speeds.

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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.

By Lisa Clark Learn more