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October 23, 2012

stationEX Picks Signiant Media Shuttle

Toronto based stationEX has recently adapted Signiant's Media Shuttle desktop file transfer software to deliver long-form video content to broadcasters and post-production professionals.

James Murday, GM of stationEX, said that they surveyed every corner of the market and Signiant's Media Shuttle was the standout solution among available accelerated file transfer options.

stationEX usually transfers massive client project files and now the deployment of Media Shuttle is helping the company to transfer large volumes of video content quickly, easily and securely. The Media Shuttle service is offered in a flexible subscription-based model that allows the firm to pay as it grows.

"It is as easy to use as email and provides the level of speed and reliability our business depends on. Just last week our team used Media Shuttle to send a 74GB broadcast-resolution file from Toronto to Eastern Europe in under two hours over the Internet -- this phenomenal speed lets us deliver on our promise of same-day delivery anywhere in the developed world,” Murday added.

Media Shuttle is a perfect replacement to FTP, offering file transfer speed up to 200X without file size limits or associated security risks, according to Signiant officials.

Users can start using the Media Shuttle through a simple cloud-based interface, while assets stays securely stored on the customer's network. Signiant also offers features like Onboard Checkpoint Restart that promises to deliver the file automatically and also restart the transfers if they become interrupted.

"A surprising number of broadcast teams still deliver project files via overnight couriers, eliminating many of the time- and cost-saving advantages of file-based workflows," said Rick Cramer, SVP of Global Operations, Signiant. "There is just no easier, more affordable or reliable way to move large media files than Media Shuttle. We are delighted to welcome stationEX to our growing list of Media Shuttle customers, and look forward to helping others in the media and entertainment industry realize the benefits of fast file transfer at the user level."

Headquartered in Burlington, MA, with offices around the world, today Signiant connects tens of thousands of media professionals in more than 50 countries.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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