SOURCE: Intelligent Gadgets

April 03, 2007 08:30 ET

Intelligent Gadgets and Tiger Technology Partner at NAB 2007 to Provide VFX Artists With Skype-Based Collaborative Workflow

syncVUE Integrates With stoneGate to Enable Inferno, Flame, Flint, Fire and Smoke Artists to Collaborate Remotely in Real-Time on Synched Media Files Stored on Autodesk Stone Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA and MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- NAB 2007 Booth #SU14705 -- Intelligent Gadgets ( and Tiger Technology ( today announced a strategic partnership in which the two companies have joined forces to provide the visual effects design community with an innovative, efficient solution for collaborating remotely on effects-laden video projects. Leveraging Tiger Technology's stoneGate virtual file management system for visual effects artists with syncVUE, a Skype-based collaborative video review and approval tool, this joint initiative enables Autodesk inferno, flame, flint, fire and smoke artists to collaborate remotely and in real-time on synched media files stored on Autodesk Stone systems.

Executives from both companies will unveil this strategic initiative during NAB 2007 on April 15 - 18, 2007 (booth #SU14705) in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"syncVUE has transformed the review and approval process for the professional editing community. It has also become clear to us that the very same needs exist in the visual effects design community -- specifically, the need to get disparate colleagues and clients together, from wherever they may be physically located, to collaborate on VFX projects," said Michael Buday, president of Intelligent Gadgets. "Tiger Technology is an innovator in providing these artists unfettered access to raw images stored on [Autodesk's] Stone systems. Adding syncVUE to this innovation now provides artists with a collaborative window into these effects-laden files, and they can do this from any system, wherever they are and with a simple Internet or LAN connection. It's a breakthrough!"

"Tiger Technology and Intelligent Gadgets share the same vision; to simplify, streamline and optimize the collaborative workflow by leveraging innovative technologies that save time, energy, and money for our customers," added Alexander Lefterov, chief technology officer and co-founder of Tiger Technology. "syncVUE adds a new collaborative dimension to stoneGate. The ability to not only view Stone files, but have disparate colleagues viewing synched files, sharing their notes, ideas and recommendations over a simple Internet connection, adds an entirely new value proposition for the review and approval workflow and extends the value of stoneGate with deeper capabilities tailored to the design community."

syncVUE and stoneGate at NAB '07

syncVUE is a SKYPE-based, collaborative digital media review and approval tool for professional video editors and digital media designers. Conceived by seasoned editors and digital media industry veterans, syncVUE addresses the inefficiencies and frustrations of an oft-overlooked component of the digital media workflow -- the client/editor review process.

Tapping the inherent cost efficiencies and collaborative benefits of SKYPE, syncVUE combines an innovative frame accurate media player with seamless, real-time collaboration capabilities to create an entirely unique workflow environment for digital media editors, animators, directors, producers and advertising agencies. syncVUE delivers a synchronized, shared media viewing experience with no geographical limitations to any desktop -- Mac OSX or Windows XP -- with an Internet connection.

stoneGate from Tiger Technology is a virtual file system that enables raw image sequences stored on Autodesk Media and Entertainment Stone file system to be manipulated using standard graphics and animation workstations over a regular LAN connection.

Visitors to the Tiger Technology booth will see first-hand how workstations connected to a network, with the combined capabilities of syncVUE and stoneGate, can collaborate on perfectly synched, visual effects laden image sequences pulled from a stone server -- all in real-time.

About Tiger Technology

Founded in 2003, Tiger Technology Sarl is a privately held company based in Zurich, Switzerland, delivering innovative technologies and OEM solutions in the field of storage area networking. The company's flagship product MetaSAN builds upon years of SAN-related expertise and development to bring digital content creation and enterprise professionals involved with handling large bandwidth files a unique, cross-platform, hardware-agnostic, high-speed file sharing SAN management solution that sets new standards for workgroup collaboration and reliability. For product or sales information, please contact or visit

About Intelligent Gadgets, LLC.

Intelligent Gadgets of Dana Point, CA designs and develops advanced media software products for post-production, animation, and media entertainment markets. For product or sales information, please contact Michael Buday at Intelligent Gadgets, LLC: 949-488-7814 or, or visit

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