Signiant and Xytech Unveil Integrated Solution

Signiant, a creator of file-based media movement software for the media and entertainment industry, and Xytech, a provider of media and broadcast facility management software, announced the integration of their flagship products.

The joint solution, which makes the secure digital media transfer capabilities of the Signiant Media Manager software available from within the Xytech’s MediaPulse facility and operations management system, will be demonstrated this week at the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat.

“Signiant is a giant presence in our industry; in fact, virtually all of our customers who need to exchange high-value digital media between facilities fast and securely use Signiant in their operations — often in a very large-scale way,” said Greg Dolan, Executive Vice President of Xytech Systems. “All too often, media companies face a difficult and costly process when attempting to integrate multiple systems for automating workflow processes. In creating this interface and announcing our support for it, our two companies are offering customers an out-of-the-box solution that is powerful and easy to implement.”

Xytech’s MediaPulse system is a comprehensive resource, work order, and asset management solution for broadcasters, studios, media services companies and transmission service providers that offers a suite of planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Signiant Media Manager adds state-of-the-art capabilities for highly secure, fast and managed transfers of digital assets between content owners, post-production houses, distributors and other media organizations.

Through the integration, Xytech customers will be able to automatically trigger the exchange of digital content from within the scheduling component of the MediaPulse system to enhance workflow efficiency and reduce the possibility of error. Users can also view and manage the status of Signiant exchanges in progress from within the MediaPulse user interface, and those actions can be automatically included in the resource management workflow and converted to billable activities.

“The powerful combination of Signiant and MediaPulse offers media companies greater flexibility and control than ever before in scheduling and managing digital content throughout its lifecycle, which often requires the seamless and secure electronic transfer of media to business partners such as post houses and distributors,” said Rick Clarkson, Vice President of Product Development at Signiant. “Since we share many large media customers, our partnership with Xytech is a logical step in both companies’ ongoing strategies to deliver maximum end-to-end value in workflow automation.”

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