Encompass Digital Media, a provider of advanced transmission solutions for more than 400 television network channels, has deployed software by Signiant, a producer of file movement software for the media industry, to support significant new playout business.
Encompass has deployed the software—Signiant Manager+Agents—at its European playout facility in London. Encompass UK will employ the software as part of an integrated workflow solution to receive secure, time-critical material from its global client base, the company says.
“We involved Signiant very early in the planning stages of this expansion, initially working with them on technical design,” said Gary Finnerty, Encompass UK’s head of solutions and architecture. “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,” he said.
Signiant’s deal with Encompass “to support its content-transfer requirements is the start of a growing partnership between our two companies,” said Gavin Tweedie, Signiant’s principal consultant. “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,” he said. “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.”