Sohonet Heads to the Desert for HPA Tech Retreat 2018

Supersession, Innovation Zone, and Connection Highlight Sohonet’s Role in an Important Event
Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity and media services, has unveiled its plans for the HPA Tech Retreat, including participation in a panel during the Supersession and in demonstrations in the Innovation Zone.  The 23rd Annual HPA Tech Retreat will be held in Palm Springs (Palm Desert), Calif. from February 19-23.

Chuck Parker, Sohonet’s CEO, will be a featured panelist for a Supersession panel on February 20, where the discussion will focus on the many workflow options creative and technical communities have to choose from. The Supersession, “It’s Still Snowing and We’re Just Making Bigger and Better Snowmen,” will cover workflows over a wide spectrum of content creation and explore what it takes to get all this complex content to audiences.

“I am looking forward to participating in the Supersession alongside my innovative colleagues who are helping to define way we work. It’s hard to dispute the changes, demands, and often flat-out confusion around new workflows and formats,” said Parker. “And, we cannot deny the incredible improvements and opportunities for creative vision.  We’re honored to play a part in the HPA Tech Retreat and contribute our experience to the conversation.”

Sohonet was once again selected to participate in the Tech Retreat Innovation Zone, a curated environment where emerging and important technologies are presented. Sohonet will be introducing the newest release of ClearView Flex, a real-time remote collaboration solution capable of streaming to any device with only two frames of delay.  ClearView Flex has been designed specifically for the modern media workflow with the kind of security that studios demand.  Also on demonstration from Sohonet are recent enhancements to FileRunner, its accelerated file-transfer tool that allows unlimited transfer of files of any size, and easy 100% browser-based usage — without user need for installing servers or client-side software.

Parker concluded, “Our mission is to provide technology solutions that connect storytellers. HPA Tech Retreat is the perfect embodiment of that for us and we are looking forward to another great week in the desert.”

About Sohonet

Sohonet are the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry. We allow creatives to work on content wherever they are in the world by providing an extensive range of solutions which enable them to transfer and store valuable and critical content quickly or to collaborate securely in real-time.  And all of this is backed up by our unrivaled 24/7 technical support. The Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most-established private, high-performance network for the media industry and connects over 450 of the leading studios, production and post-production facilities around the world.

Sohonet enjoys strong partnerships within the broadcast and film industry, supporting organizations such as the BFC, The Production Guild, SIGGRAPH, HPA, SMPTE, The Digital Production Partnership, AMWA, UK Screen Association, The Production Guild, StudioSysAdmins, MESA and MESA Europe, and The Visual Effects Society.