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Signiant and Xytech Unveil Integrated Solution for Improved Schedule-to-Air Workflow Efficiency at 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat

Ability to Trigger Fast, Secure File Transfers From Within the MediaPulse(TM) Facility Management System Reduces Time and Error Associated With Complex Media Movement Processes (February 15, 2012)

INDIAN WELLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/12 -- Signiant, a global leader in powerful file-based media movement software for the media and entertainment industry, and Xytech, a leading provider of media and broadcast facility management software, today announced the integration of their flagship products. The joint solution, which makes the secure digital media transfer capabilities of the Signiant Media Manager™ software available from within the Xytech's MediaPulse facility and operations management system, will be demonstrated this week at the 2012 Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Technology Retreat.

"Signiant is a giant presence in our industry; in fact, virtually all of our customers who need to exchange high-value digital media between facilities fast and securely use Signiant in their operations -- often in a very large-scale way," said Greg Dolan, Executive Vice President of Xytech Systems. "All too often, media companies face a difficult and costly process when attempting to integrate multiple systems for automating workflow processes. In creating this interface and announcing our support for it, our two companies are offering customers an out-of-the-box solution that is powerful and easy to implement."

Xytech's MediaPulse system is a comprehensive resource, work order and asset management solution for broadcasters, studios, media services companies and transmission service providers that offers a suite of planning, scheduling and financial management tools. Signiant Media Manager adds state-of-the-art capabilities for highly secure, fast and managed transfers of digital assets between content owners, post-production houses, distributors and other media organizations.

Through the integration, Xytech customers will be able to automatically trigger the exchange of digital content from within the scheduling component of the MediaPulse system to enhance workflow efficiency and reduce the possibility of error. Users can also view and manage the status of Signiant exchanges in progress from within the MediaPulse user interface, and those actions can be automatically included in the resource management workflow and converted to billable activities.


"The powerful combination of Signiant and MediaPulse offers media companies greater flexibility and control than ever before in scheduling and managing digital content throughout its lifecycle, which often requires the seamless and secure electronic transfer of media to business partners such as post houses and distributors," said Rick Clarkson, Vice President of Product Development at Signiant. "Since we share many large media customers, our partnership with Xytech is a logical step in both companies' ongoing strategies to deliver maximum end-to-end value in workflow automation."

Editor's Note: The joint solution will be demonstrated by Xytech in the HPA Technology Retreat Demonstration Room, February 14-17 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Hotel in Indian Wells, CA.

About Xytech Systems
Xytech is the leading global provider of software solutions for today's media and broadcast companies. Leveraging a 25-year history of innovation and market expertise, Xytech brings unparalleled proficiency to its customers with flexible, transparent and evolutionary solutions that set the standard for successfully managing the continuous business realignments that define today's ad hoc marketplace. Xytech's collaborative MediaPulse platform and suite of solutions enable craft workflow and asset management systems to work seamlessly with the company's renowned planning, scheduling, and financial management tools. MediaPulse is a scalable, nimble solution that streamlines operations, increases visibility, and optimizes efficiencies across a wide variety of enterprises. For more information, visit www.xytechsystems.com.

About Signiant
Signiant automates, accelerates, manages and securely controls the movement of high-value digital content within and between media and entertainment organizations. From content creation through cross-platform distribution, Signiant solutions go far beyond simple transport to streamline file-based workflows and facilitate the integration of IT infrastructure with media technology. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, with offices around the world, Signiant connects tens of thousands of enterprises and media professionals in more than 50 countries. More information is available at http://www.signiant.com/.

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