Sohonet Expands Partnership with Prime Focus World

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Sun, 09/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sohonet has expanded its partnership with global visual effects and 3D conversion specialists Prime Focus World with the installation of a 1Gbit/s SMN connection at its new VFX and 3D conversion facility in Vancouver Canada. Prime Focus now has SMN connectivity across five UK sites and three North American sites – including Los Angeles and New York – to support its growing international operation. Rory Lubold vice president 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 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.” Sohonet’s close relationship with leading studios worldwide has been of benefit to Prime Focus over the years as it is able to reassure content producers that it can receive and deliver potentially sensitive and highly valuable content securely over Sohonet’s dedicated point-to-point network. Dave Scammell Sohonet’s CEO said   “We value our partnership with Prime Focus very highly indeed. The company has been operating in London going back over 10 years and was one of the early adopters of our fully scalable dedicated fiber services. We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship which has helped the company remain one of the leading global players in 3D conversion and VFX.  Canada has become a veritable hot house of creative talent for the film production and video game industries in recent years and Prime Focus World has chosen the perfect location in Vancouver – one of our latest Sohonet-enabled cities. Its new state-of-the-art VFX facility will offer the most advanced digital technologies available and will be able to capitalize on the talents of both a highly creative local team as well as an International pool of creative and technology experts partly as a result of its extensive SMN connectivity.”