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German dubbing, sync studio chooses Signiant Content Point

21 July 2011

Berliner Synchron, a leading German premier cinema dubbing and synchronisation studio, has specified the Signiant Content Point solution to enable managed and accelerated, secure point-to-point digital file exchanges with the company’s primary distribution customers.

For its latest phase of infrastructural work, Berlin Synchron sought a solution that would enable it to exchange digital film stock rapidly with its clients, thereby shortening workflow times and reducing the risks and delays associated with the shipping of digital film.

In the first part of the project, Berliner Synchron chose Signiant Content Point to create secure and managed connections with its clients over the company’s WAN. Through the Signiant Acceleration Protocol (SAP), Content Point enables fast, reliable and secure movement of files, with tools for monitoring, tracking and reporting.

In the future, Berliner Synchron plans to expand Content Point in conjunction with Signiant’s Content Distribution Management software to completely automate all post-production workflows and connect with distributor customers as well as sub-contractors.

“We have built our business on top-shelf service and the highest-quality dubbing of films in all European languages, and we are proud of the long-term business relationships we have established with the world’s foremost distributors of motion picture content,” commented Oliver Goullon, head of IT at Berliner Synchron. “And now, with Signiant, we’ll be able to help our clients maximise the revenue potential of their movies and other programmes by speeding the distribution of foreign language versions to the worldwide market.”

Joachim Bause, general manager of Central Europe for Signiant, added: “From its founding in 1949, Berliner Synchron has set the standard for high-quality dubbing and the company continues to innovate today — as clearly shown by its adoption of the Signiant technology to accelerate file exchanges and strengthen customer service. As demonstrated by Berliner Synchron, Signiant Content Point is an ideal solution for companies with smaller IT infrastructures and pipelines that need to connect with other Signiant-enabled organizations. Content Point also allows users to manage the transfers initiated by the partner, but it also is an ideal entry point for companies to build a more robust infrastructure based on Signiant’s peer-enabled Content Distribution Management software.”

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