Broadmedia Deploys Signiant Software for DCP Service

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Tue, 08/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Japanese distributor Broadmedia has deployed Signiant software for its new Digital Cinema Package delivery service. Working with Signiant's Japanese reseller Photron Broadmedia has already connected 80 cinemas nationwide with hundreds more to be added across major exhibition chains in the next few years. With an average finished file size of greater than 250 GB moving over a 50 Mbps broadband Internet connection to the theater it can take approximately 12 hours to deliver a single digital cinema package said Yasushi Mishima director of Photron. If you are sending to two theaters files can move overnight. However if you send to many more theaters anarchically there is congestion at the distributor end and it could take months to distribute the DCPs. Using Signiant to manage accelerated file transfers to theaters we can ensure more predictable and proportional delivery times. This partnership is a significant step forward for Signiant in the region's growing DCP market and provides the best possible file transfer solution for Broadmedia said Michael Burnie managing director of Signiant Asia-Pacific and Japan. Broadmedia has found a proven software-based solution that not only delivers acceleration but also the ability to allocate bandwidth intelligently and manage track and approve file transfers centrally. By utilizing Signiant we have the flexibility to support the large-scale distribution requirements of this new DCP delivery service. After an extensive evaluation Signiant was the clear choice to support our ongoing rollout said Toshihito Kubo director of Broadmedia. We are pleased with the work of Photron in support of this initiative and we look forward to bringing more than 500 screens online.