"The benefits of AAPT Media Connect to the end customer include increased speed, reliability and security of delivery. When we combine AAPT's platform with Signiant's ability to manage delivery receipts, and scheduling of content delivery, we have a product perfect for a constantly changing global media landscape."
He added: "This partnership builds on our existing agreements with international alliances, enabling users of the AAPT Media Connect service...to exchange content with partners and other creative agencies in major international centres including London and Los Angeles." he said.
Rick Cramer, senior vice president of global operations for Signiant, said: "Media Connect enables AAPT customers to link up with tens of thousands of media professionals across the globe who use our software to accelerate, automate and secure file deliveries."
In January this year Seven Network announced that it had installed Signiant's technology to support high-speed and secure transfer of digital content with affiliates and US distributors.
AAPT said that Media Connect uses a hosted Signiant service, allowing private and public content exchange or a combination of both. "The network will provide flexible models to the market, applicable to all levels and sizes of the media community, with low barriers to entry," it explained.
"A major broadcaster, for example, using a tapeless, end-to-end workflow for internal production processes would be able to use AAPT Media Connect as the gateway for the delivery of material, via a DMZ covering both domestic and international distribution and acquisition."
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