SOURCE: Signiant


April 24, 2012 04:00 ET

Encompass UK Selects Signiant File Movement Software to Support Growth of European Network Playout Facility

Signiant's Flagship Managers+Agents™ Software Helps Global Media Services Giant Automate Ingest, Movement, Management and Reporting of Media Assets

LONDON--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Signiant, a global leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that Encompass Digital Media, a global provider of advanced transmission solutions for more than 400 television network channels, has deployed Signiant software at its European playout facility in London to support significant new playout business. Encompass UK will employ Signiant Manager+Agents™ as part of an integrated workflow solution to receive secure, time-critical material from its global client base.

"We involved Signiant very early in the planning stages of this expansion, initially working with them on technical design. Completing this piece in advance enabled us to go forward quickly after we were able to 'green light' the project," said Gary Finnerty, Head of Solutions and Architecture for Encompass UK. "The installation process was fast, efficient and most importantly, painless. The Workflow Designer™ in Signiant Manager+Agents gives us an automated and consistent workflow solution for new channels, and removes reliance on our engineers for bespoke scripts."

Signiant Managers+Agents is a powerful software solution designed to handle the administration and execution of all file movement activity -- including workflow modeling -- in a single platform. The Manager's Automation Engine supports the creation of flexible workflow templates as simple as moving a file from one Agent to another, or as sophisticated as directing a package for transcoding and watermarking before playout. Signiant's onboard Workflow Designer™ models manual tasks and business logic for a specific job using required components, and then publishes the template to the Signiant library. Using these templates, jobs can be scheduled by package submissions or via system triggers such as timelines, business logic or SOAP API calls from third-party applications.

"As its client's channel portfolios grow, Encompass is ready to help them meet the challenge of ever-decreasing timeframes for getting new services to air," said Gavin Tweedie, Principal Consultant at Signiant. "Working with Encompass to support its content-transfer requirements is the start of a growing partnership between our two companies. By investing considerable consultative time with our client base, we are able to gain a deep understanding of their workflow challenges to deliver secure, high-performance file transfer automation solutions that integrate seamlessly into the digital media supply chains."

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass, a leader in digital media services, owns and operates state-of-the-art, broadcast facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The company's mission-critical, media services provide broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content. For more information, visit

About Signiant

Used by the world's top content creators and distributors, Signiant is a leading global provider of intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry. The company's powerful software suite optimizes existing enterprise network infrastructure and media technologies to ensure secure digital media exchanges, workflow efficiency and superior user experiences. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, with offices around the world, today Signiant connects tens of thousands of media professionals in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

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