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Signiant and Xytech Unveil Integrated Solution for Improved Schedule-to-Air Workflow Efficiency at 2012 HPA Tech Retreat

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News : Signiant and Xytech Unveil Integrated Solution for Improved Schedule-to-Air Workflow Efficiency at 2012 HPA Tech Retreat

Ability to Trigger Fast, Secure File-Based Media Transfers From Within the Xytech MediaPulse™ System Significantly Reduces Time and Error Associated with Complex Processes

Last Updated: February 15, 2012 7:35 pm GMT
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(Indian Wells, California--February 15, 2012) Signiant, a global leader in enterprise file transfer software for the media and entertainment industry, and Xytech, the leading provider of media and broadcast facility management software, today announced the integration of their flagship products. The joint solution, which makes the secure digital media transfer capabilities of the Signiant Media Manager™ software available from within the Xytech MediaPulse facility and operations management system, will be demonstrated this week at the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat.

"Virtually all of our customers who need to exchange high-value digital media quickly and securely between facilities are using Signiant in their operations - often in a very large-scale way. Signiant is just a giant presence in our industry," said Greg Dolan, Executive Vice President of Xytech. "All too often, media companies face a difficult and costly process when attempting to integrate multiple systems for automating workflow processes. In creating this interface, and announcing our support for it, our two companies are offering customers an out-of-the-box solution that is powerful and easy to implement."

Xytech's MediaPulse platform is a comprehensive and feature-rich resource, work order and asset management solution for broadcasters, studios, media services companies, and transmission service providers that offers a full suite of planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Signiant Media Manager adds state-of-the-art capabilities for highly secure, fast and managed transfers of digital assets between content owners, post-production houses, distributors, and other media organizations.

Through the integration, Xytech customers will be able to automatically trigger the exchange of digital content from within the scheduling component of MediaPulse to advance workflow efficiencies and reduce the possibility of error. Users will also be able to manage and view the status of Signiant exchanges in real-time from within the MediaPulse interface, and those actions can be automatically included in the resource management workflow and converted into billable activities.

"The powerful combination of Signiant and Xytech's MediaPulse offers media companies greater flexibility and control than ever before in scheduling and managing digital content throughout its lifecycle, which often requires the seamless and secure electronic transfer of media to business partners such as post -production facilities and distributors," said Rick Clarkson, Vice President of Product Development at Signiant. "Since we share many large media customers, our partnership with Xytech is a logical next step in both companies' ongoing strategies to deliver maximum end-to-end value in workflow automation."

The joint solution will be demonstrated by Xytech in the 2012 HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room, February 14-16 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Hotel in Indian Wells, CA.

About Xytech
Xytech Systems Corporation™ is the leading global provider of facility management software for today's media and broadcast companies. Leveraging a 25-year history of innovation and market expertise, Xytech brings unparalleled proficiency to its customers with flexible, transparent and evolutionary solutions that set the standard for successfully managing the continuous business realignments that define today's marketplace. Xytech's collaborative MediaPulse platform and suite of solutions enable craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with the company's renowned planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Xytech has over 450 software deployments in more than 20 countries around the world and is headquartered in Mission Hills, California, with regional offices in New York and London.

For more information, please visit http://www.XytechSystems.com or call +1.818.698.4900 (US) or +44 (0)20.7903.5170 (UK).

About Signiant
Signiant automates, accelerates, manages and securely controls the movement of high-value digital content within and between media and entertainment organizations. Signiant solutions go far beyond simple transport to streamline file-based workflows and facilitate the integration of IT infrastructure with media technology. From content creation through cross-platform distribution, Signiant software enables new business models, reduce costs and integrate with existing investments. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, with offices around the world, Signiant connects tens of thousands of enterprises and media professionals in more than 50 countries. More information is available at http://www.signiant.com.

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