Sohonet is delighted that its new Sohonet FileRunner service, based on Signiant Media Shuttle file transfer software, has been named among this year’s ‘Best of IBC’ award winners, by TVB Europe Magazine.
Sohonet FileRunner was selected in the Production and Infrastructure category for its easy-to-use tools for moving high-value media assets between media organisations using the high-performance Sohonet Media Network (SMN).
Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director of TVB Europe said: “Each year we ask our editorial teams to pick out the most innovative new product introductions at the IBC show. We look for new products that clearly show the potential to help end users make money or save money. From the wealth of nominations collated by our editors, we narrow the list down to the very best to name our actual winners, which this year includes Sohonet’s integration of Signiant Media Shuttle.”
read more >>
Leading global entertainment services company, Prime Focus World signs up for its 6th Sohonet Media Network connection to facilitate significant expansion plans in Canada.
The One Gbit/s SMN connection has been installed at Prime Focus World’s new state-of-the-art VFX and 3D conversion facility in Vancouver.
Rory Lubold, VP Technical Operations North America, for Prime Focus World said: “We have a long history with Sohonet and the company continues to play an integral role in our global expansion programme, Sohonet’s global connectivity infrastructure enables us to effectively and cost-efficiently share with and deliver data to thousands of our creative and technology experts across four time zones on three continents. I trust Sohonet with our digital content. Simply put – Sohonet understands our business better than anyone else could and is consistently reliable. Its service support and expertise is exceptional and whether it is Los Angeles, London or New York, any service request or problem is dealt with straight away.
One of Los Angeles’ most prestigious properties for leading creative office space has joined forces with Sohonet to create an optimum infrastructure to support the content creation community.
Sohonet was chosen to retrofit Lantana’s Santa Monica campus to provide new and existing tenants easy access to world-class networking solutions that are customizable to their creative needs.
The new networking set-up enables a full range of highly secure connectivity solutions to be initiated in a few minutes and scaled accordingly throughout the duration of a project.
The campus-wide implementation positions Lantana as a unique real estate hub for feature film and television companies.
Harrison Marks, Visual Effects Coordinator for The Bourne Legacy and a number of high-profile studio projects, moved operations on the feature film from New York to Los Angeles in the thick of the project’s demanding schedule. Marks said: “Sohonet kept us up and running in the midst of everything. The availability of production-ready, creative workspace at Lantana powered by Sohonet is amazing for projects like The Bourne Legacy. We were down less than an hour during the entire transition”.
The Lantana media campus is comprised of four distinct buildings on 12 acres, offering over 200,000 square feet of space. As part of the building modernization, Sohonet successfully transitioned over 40 tenants with unlimited capacity for adding long and short-term clientele.
Damien Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Sohonet: “The launch of Sohonet FileRunner marks the start of a series of exciting, value-added servives that Sohonet will be layering over existing offerings to ensure a consistently high-level customer experience across the globe.”
Dave Scammell discusses Sohonet’s history and future growth plans with Computer Weekly’s Networking Editor, Jennifer Scott.
Sohonet has launched its powerful, new file delivery service, Sohonet FileRunner, marking the start of a series of exciting, new value-add services that will be rolled out over the coming months as part the Sohonet Hub customer portal offering.
Sohonet has integrated Signiant’s Media Shuttle technology into the Sohonet Hub to create an easy-to-use onboard tool for secure, accelerated file transfer of customers’ high-value media assets.
Damien Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Sohonet, said: “With the embedded Media Shuttle technology, Sohonet FileRunner will be able to move critical content quickly, securely and intelligently via our superfast, high-performance SMN. We’re confident that the capability will make a significant difference in the way many of our customers do business.”
The addition of Sohonet FileRunner represents the next phase of development for the Sohonet Hub, which will also include a portal to Sohonet’s storage and render offerings, graphs and metrics on bandwidth usage and performance and access to Sohonet’s 24/7 support ticketing system.
read more >>
Sohonet’s CTO, Ben Roeder, discusses how the media industry is facing a growing storage challenge as film and television companies increasingly convert to digital for content capture, post-production, content distribution and content archiving.
With the entertainment industry’s digital storage requirements predicted to be 5.6 times higher by 2017, it is perhaps not surprising that media and broadcast companies are demanding more flexible, scalable, intelligent, higher performing and less costly solutions than ever before to fully embrace the opportunities of the digital age.
The answer, Ben argues, could lie with new Cloud-based Object storage solutions which are starting to offer cost-effective, industry standards-based store and retrieve capabilities that can be accessed anywhere in the world.
Read full article here
Sohonet is pleased to welcome Damien Carroll as Chief Operating Officer to its executive board, following the successful launch of the Sohonet Hub.
The Sohonet Hub will make it easier for global members of the Sohonet Media Network (SMN) community to find, communicate and share information and digital content with other members quickly and effectively.
Damien Carroll, COO, Sohonet stated: “Our SMN community boasts many key players in the international film and broadcast industry and has an enviable reputation as the world’s largest, dedicated media network. Many of our customers prefer to do business with other Sohonet network members because they know that any digital data they send or receive will be delivered securely and quickly across our dedicated global media network. The Sohonet Hub has been developed as a result of extensive feedback from customers looking for an easier way to connect and do business with other community members, and it will continue to play an important part of Sohonet’s service offering as further enhancements are rolled out over the coming months.”
The Sohonet Hub has been initially launched as an address book and contacts application to enable Sohonet members to network more effectively within the confines of the community itself. The application will be developed further to ensure an optimum customer experience to new and existing clients. This will include a Sohonet branded file delivery application, a portal to Sohonet’s storage and render offerings, graphs and metrics on bandwidth usage and performance; and access to Sohonet’s ticketing system.