tpc supporting workflows with Signiant Media Manager26 January 2012
Technology and Production Center Switzerland AG (tpc) has built a value-added service incorporating Signiant Media Manager. The Signiant solution allows tpc to support the live production workflows of its broadcasting clients with a secure, managed system for transferring digital media.
tpc selected Signiant as a means of accelerating post-production workflows for its primary client, SRF (Swiss Radio and Television), the Swiss national public radio and television broadcaster. Installed at tpc’s headquarters in Zürich and key client locations, Signiant Manager Agents use exclusive content peering technology to enable automated transfers of large batches of files and to handle the authentication, authorisation and encryption steps necessary to ensure secure delivery. In a typical workflow, the client transfers raw video files to tpc for editing and final production.
“Based on Signiant, we’re able to offer a service that gives our clients the peace of mind that their valuable content will arrive safely when and where it is supposed to. That’s a cut above many other production companies who are still relying on manual processes, such as tape shipments, to exchange video content,” said Andreas Lattmann, engineering project manager at tpc. “Beyond this competitive advantage, the Signiant service is also helping our operation run more efficiently and deliver content in highly time-intensive situations.”
“The Signiant solution is rapidly becoming the standard for media organisations in many countries for moving and managing high-value content, but tpc is taking it several steps further by creating a value-added service around the system’s capabilities. In this manner, tpc will be able to offer its clients a more comprehensive range of production and post-production services,” said Joachim Bause (pictured), Signiant’s general manager for Central Europe. “We look forward to our continued partnership with tpc as they expand this service offering to new clients and markets.”