SOURCE: MediaValet, Inc.


SOURCE: Sawgrass Technologies

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April 08, 2015 06:00 ET

Sawgrass Selects MediaValet to Make Digital Assets Globally Available

CHARLESTON, SC and VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - Sawgrass, the industry leader in dye sublimation and digital ink technologies, has selected MediaValet (TSX VENTURE: MVP) to help manage and share its extensive library of high-resolution videos, photos, graphics and files with staff, resellers, vendors and customers worldwide.

Holding more than 160 industrial patents, Sawgrass is the undisputed leader in the dye sublimation and digital ink industries. For more than 25 years, the company has provided innovative solutions that empower digital printing businesses of all sizes to start up and grow.

The company's recent rebranding has led to a number of new marketing and operational initiatives that require secure, reliable management of digital assets. For example, Sawgrass' new CreativeStudio web-based design software contains a vast and rapidly growing library of stock designs, monograms, photos and other design elements. These need to be highly organized, managed, backed up - and accessible - at all times so that companies can easily create custom designs for digital decoration. Sawgrass' rebranding and web redesign efforts have also generated a significant store of digital assets that need to be effectively managed and shared both internally and externally.

When Sawgrass executives began to review their existing digital asset management protocols, they quickly realized a centralized and highly accessible system was needed to meet the needs of their resellers, vendors, customers and internal teams around the world.

"We have an extensive global network of resellers that service customers in more than a hundred countries, teams that span continents and new, media-rich initiatives," said Mike McEvoy, Director of Marketing Communications for Sawgrass' Consumer Division. "As our digital assets are growing by leaps and bounds on a daily basis, we need a simple, yet highly robust system to manage and share our data with a wide range of audiences. It didn't take long for us to find and select MediaValet. Their technology, approach to software design, customer service and overall business was a perfect match for our needs."

MediaValet is leading an entirely new generation of digital asset management systems that are forged in the cloud. Built from the ground up on Microsoft's platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offering, Microsoft Azure, MediaValet makes it easy for organizations, such as Sawgrass, to securely aggregate, organize, manage and share their library of digital assets - both internally and externally.

"Talk about a fast-moving industry - companies like Sawgrass have revolutionized the digital printing industry in a very short period of time," commented David MacLaren, President and CEO at MediaValet. "We are extremely impressed by the Sawgrass team, their innovative CreativeStudio program and their vision of the future. We look forward to pushing the boundaries of technology and business practices with the highly talented team at Sawgrass."

About Sawgrass Technologies
Sawgrass Technologies is the industry leader in the development of breakthrough digital printing technologies. The company's globally recognized technologies allow for the mass customization of platform-proven digital products for printing onto surfaces such as plastic, metal, films, ceramics, and textiles. The Sawgrass family of brands includes ChromaBlast™ NaturaLink™, SubliJet®, Rotech™ ArTainium™, M™ ink, and SubliM™ inks and ink delivery systems. Sawgrass Technologies is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, USA with additional offices in Basel, Switzerland and Sheffield, England.

About MediaValet Inc.
MediaValet stands at the forefront of the emerging cloud-based digital asset management industry. Dedicated to delivering enterprise cloud software, with an in-depth understanding of Azure, and leveraging a strong relationship with Microsoft, MediaValet is uniquely equipped to meet the digital asset management needs of any organization, no matter its size, its industry or its location. Cutting edge technology, exceptional product design, and unlimited friendly customer service are at the core of MediaValet's DNA - ensuring exceptional customer and user experiences are delivered at all times.

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