Symply And Focal Point Server announce a Workflow Management To The Growing SymplyULTRA Partner Ecosystem at NAB New York 2018


Symply and Focal Point Server partnership provides users with superior workgroup project management across local and distributed workflow environments

Last Updated: October 19, 2018 5:16 pm GMT
(Cambridge, UK--October 19, 2018) Cambridge, UK 17 October 2018Symply, a Global Distribution brand announced today a partnership with Focal Point Server to bring their workflow software to the SymplyULTRA platform. Focal Point Server will be on the Global Distribution booth N237 at the NAB show New York.

Focal Point Server tracks projects from ingest to archive using a production optimized rules-based architecture speeding up production time and guaranteeing access to the right assets at the right time. Focal Point Server is the only workflow asset management and project asset management that dynamically tracks workflow components collaboration between users.

This unique approach to improved workflow speed has been proven by major broadcasters worldwide. The ability to track projects, manage users, and collaborate using all popular media creation tools makes Focal Point Server the ideal companion to the SymplyULTRA’s superior StorNext® 6 user collaboration and greater level media-optimized performance and workflow efficiency. The combination is a powerful solution in markets where SymplyULTRA is being deployed: broadcasters, post-production houses, sports teams and leagues, houses-of-worship, in-house creative and independent production companies.

The SymplyULTRA gives creative users the power of an enterprise-class virtualized, scale-out storage platform while providing SAN, NAS and Cloud capabilities all in a system designed for high-resolution video workflows. The ultra-fast storage platform offers industry-leading StorNext 6 workflow collaboration in a compact all-in-one 2U form factor. When combined with Focal Point Server, users can concentrate on projects and not on IT concerns or content protection.

“We are very excited to partner with Symply. The company provides high performance, flexible and affordable storage solutions, a perfect fit for our customers,” said Ken Bell, CEO of FocalPoint Server, “Our partnership is an ideal match for the post-production, house of worship and broadcast market, the net result, a fast, intelligent, and robust workflow solution.”

“Having Focal Point Server as a premier ecosystem partner is a huge benefit to Symply users,” said Keith Warburton CEO of Global Distribution, “Their unique approach to workflow asset management, and the ability to manage AVID, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve clients on the same SymplyULTRA is something our users have been asking for.”

The SymplyULTRA product portfolio provides fast on-line production and high-density nearline storage for creative and video production workflows. The unique virtual hosting environment and extensive partner ecosystem allow the SymplyULTRA platform to meet nearly every workflow challenge, from small two-person shops, to larger post and creative facilities.


About Focal Point Server
FocalPoint Server came out of the “fires “of the London Olympics 2012. Its task was to manage existing users and the extra 200 freelancers who were not familiar with company work practices. The key was to make it simple so people would use it. For more information, visit

About Symply
Symply, a Global Distribution brand, is an innovative developer of high-speed digital storage solutions, designed for media professionals. As a privately-held company, with locations in the United States, Culver City and New York, in the UK Cambridge, In Germany, Munich and in Sweden, Stockholm. Our philosophy is simple – build real products that people need to make media production and delivery true to art and not just your job. The Symply team has been building on over 20 years of developing industry leading media solutions and embracing the latest technologies, we’ve brought together some of the best storage and workflow architects, technicians and engineers to give life today to the workspace of tomorrow…fast, efficient, lower cost, and above all easy to use. This rare combination makes it Symply Better Storage for media professionals. Founded in 1995 The Global Distribution Group, a KEW Investments company, with headquarters based adjacent to the Science Park in the historic university City of Cambridge, England. Global Distribution are well placed to exceed the service and support that resellers and systems integrators - as well as their customers - expect from a distributor. In 2015 Global opened local offices in Stockholm, Sweden and Munich, Germany to further service customers in the Nordic and DACH regions respectively. In 2017 Global opened offices in Culver City, California to service North America and Canada. For more information sign up for updates at For general information on Symply products and services visit

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