Toronto’s stationEX Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Accelerated Long-Form Content Delivery

Signiant, a specialist in file movement software for media and entertainment, announced that stationEX of Toronto is using Signiant’s award-winning Media Shuttle desktop file transfer software as an integral part of its new, long-form video content delivery service for broadcasters and post-production professionals. With video and film creators embracing the Internet as a smarter approach to content delivery than physical shipments of HDDs, Media Shuttle gives stationEX the ability to move large volumes of video content quickly, easily and securely — with a flexible subscription-based model that allows the firm to pay as it grows.

Founded in June 2012, stationEX addresses the high-end, long form delivery market where massive client project files, often exceeding 100 GB, can bring conventional file transfer technologies to their knees. As a result, broadcasters are forced to ship storage ‘bricks’ or disks containing files to colleagues — imposing two- to three-day delays for shipments that go internationally, while racking up project costs.

“We surveyed every corner of the market and Signiant’s Media Shuttle was the standout solution among available accelerated file transfer options,” said James Murday, General Manager of stationEX. “It is as easy to use as email and provides the level of speed and reliability our business depends on. Just last week our team used Media Shuttle to send a 74GB broadcast-resolution file from Toronto to Eastern Europe in under two hours over the Internet — this phenomenal speed lets us deliver on our promise of same-day delivery anywhere in the developed world.”

The newest addition to Signiant’s software products suite, Media Shuttle provides an effective alternative to FTP with file transfer speed up to 200X faster, while delivering the ease of use of consumer-based file sharing solutions, but without file size limits or associated security risks. Users simply access Media Shuttle through a powerfully simple cloud-based interface, while assets remain securely stored on the customer’s network. Onboard Checkpoint Restart features assure file delivery by automatically restarting transfers if they become interrupted.

“A surprising number of broadcast teams still deliver project files via overnight couriers, eliminating many of the time- and cost-saving advantages of file-based workflows,” said Rick Cramer, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Signiant. “There is just no easier, more affordable or reliable way to move large media files than Media Shuttle. We are delighted to welcome stationEX to our growing list of Media Shuttle customers, and look forward to helping others in the media and entertainment industry realize the benefits of fast file transfer at the user level.”

Signiant will be showcasing Media Shuttle this week at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA, booth #105.

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