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In order to offer extended browser functionality for both Macs and Windows, Signiant launched the Signiant App in December of 2015. The Signiant Transfer API (TAPI) is a Javascript API that provides accelerated file transfer within all web applications. Version 1 of the Signiant TAPI used the NPAPI, but since Microsoft announced that they would end all support of NPAPI by the end of 2016, version 2 uses no dependency on the NPAPI or proprietary plug-in interfaces like the Chrome PPAPI.

The elimination of NPAPI support in Chrome, Firefox and Edge was a catalyst for us to rethink how the product interacts with all web browsers. Today users will continue to use the plug-in with IE and Safari to transfer files. However, as other browsers like Safari discontinue NPAPI support, the Signiant App will replace the plug-in for those browsers as well.

Signiant will continue to update the Signiant App to offer the best accelerated file transfer to our customers. Check out the articles below for more information on the Signiant App and watch a video demonstration on how the Signiant App works. Learn more about our Media Shuttle file transfer solution.

The End of an Era: Mozilla Firefox says Goodbye to NPAPI plugins »

Following Google Chrome’s discontinuation of NPAPI support in September 2015, Mozilla is scheduled to discontinue its own support with the release of Firefox 52 on March 7, 2017. What does the Mozilla Firefox update mean for current Media Shuttle and Media Exchange customers?

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Transfer Files with the Signiant App »

Today we deployed an update to Media Shuttle allowing all users to transfer files using Chrome and Edge with the Signiant App. Users visiting any Shuttle portal using the Chrome or Edge browser will now be automatically prompted to download the Signiant App to transfer files.

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The Death of the NPAPI »

Netscape Navigator gave birth to the Netscape Plug-in Application Programmer Interface (NPAPI). The NPAPI allowed browser functionality to be extended to render content types, like video, not handled natively with a web page. It was also used to generically extend browser capabilities beyond those supported by standards.

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