Rimage Launches Signal Online Publishing to Push Secure Mobile Content – from Documents to Video

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Signal provides secure mobile content publishing for entertainment studios and corporate communications

 

Signal pushes documents and rich media to desktops, iPads and other mobile devices, making content globally accessible

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, Las Vegas, Booth SL 12210 – April 16, 2012 – Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG), a provider of secure multimedia content management and delivery solutions, today announced the launch of Rimage Signal Online Publishing, an easy-to-use platform to push secure mobile content to nearly any mobile device or computer.  Companies can now publish content directly to their subscribers while applying security and usage policies to effectively manage and control their content, even when it is resident on subscribers' devices and disconnected from the internet. 

 

"The ability to share content securely with customers, suppliers and partners is critical to many mission-critical business processes," said Melissa Webster, program vice president at IDC for content and digital media technologies. "Simple file transfer just isn't enough -- customers need to be able to apply policies to the content to protect it as it travels outside the organization, and expire the content or revoke access as necessary to protect their intellectual property. And they need a solution that not only protects but also reliably delivers all types of content -- including rich media and video."

"We developed Signal as a solution for companies that need to carefully control their content - from entertainment studios to corporate communications," said Sherman Black, President and CEO of Rimage.  "TV, film, and post-production professionals need a solution like Signal for screeners and pre-release materials to publish digital content securely without being leaked.  On the corporate communications side, Signal is perfect for board communications, mergers and acquisitions, meetings under NDA, or anything that requires sensitivity or control.  Signal ensures that anything transmitted in a business setting stays with intended recipients and is the most current and relevant version."

 

Signal gives companies total control of their content publishing. They choose which devices can receive content, how long the content is available and the desired sequence of content playback.  Companies can change, grant or revoke usage policies and optionally delete content from subscribed devices.  Intentional or unintentional sharing of secured content is eliminated, and outdated content can be swapped with new content automatically. Signal also provides access to subscriber viewing analytics, enabling data driven, intelligent business decisions. 

 

"Signal is a secure mobile content publishing platform in that it gives you control of your content even after it's delivered, both online and offline," said Samir Mittal, Chief Technology Officer of Rimage.  "Signal Online Publishing gives publishers a direct and differentiated channel to their subscribers.  Signal offers the publisher a way to keep content encrypted in-transit, at rest and during playback.  Signal gives subscribers a positive experience no matter who or where subscribers are and regardless of Internet connectivity."

 

Signal's publishing wizard enables non-technical business users to efficiently publish content in the correct format the first time and every time:

  • Companies can upload media of all formats, such as videos, images,  audio and documents for viewing on iPads and nearly any Windows, Mac, iOS or Android device
  • Transcoding and securing of files is streamlined into one step, regardless of the number of target devices, saving time for both business and IT
  • Signal provides publishers the ability to invite subscribers and manage their content in a few simple clicks

 

Signal also features robust encryption and security measures to ensure content remains safe and confidential without passwords or logins for subscribers:

  • Security policies are enforced whether online or offline, so there is no need to worry even if a device is offline
  • The platform's powerful and persistent Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is flexible to protect content while handling a variety of policies to support almost any business model
  • Signal's security minimizes risk associated with delivering content to vulnerable tablets and smart phones

 

Signal is a SaaS-based product, giving organizations the flexibility to scale and publish content quickly. Companies can install and begin using Signal in a matter of minutes, regardless of the amount of content or number of subscribers.  Through Signal's dashboard, digital content is pushed to multiple devices, automatically choosing the proper formats, with embedded rights protection and usage policies. Signal's dashboard offers a simple way to monitor usage with an analytics tool that helps companies understand which content is valuable to its subscribers, which content should be enhanced and what can be retired.

 

"The development of Signal plays an important role in Rimage's strategy to strengthen our position in digital content publishing – both on disc and online," concluded Black.  "With Signal, and the acquisition of Qumu, Rimage provides comprehensive solutions to securely manage content from start to finish, allowing our customers to simply and succinctly 'Stream it. Push it. Burn it.'"

 

Rimage invites participating members of NAB Show to join Samir Mittal, CTO at Rimage, at the Cloud Computing Conference on Monday, April 16 as part of the panel: Advanced Capabilities, New Features, Cost Advantages of Cloud Computing Solutions. The panel session will take place in Conference Room N232 of the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will discuss the very latest ways cloud computing is being applied throughout the creation and distribution chain in television and radio programming, motion pictures, corporate A/V production and user-generated content.

 

About Signal

 

Rimage Signal Online Publishing is a secure mobile content publishing platform that directly pushes documents and rich media to desktops and mobile devices, making content globally accessible online or offline. Keep your subscribers productive by supporting the devices they choose and delivering content in the right format every time. Reduce your business risk by staying in control of your business content - wherever it goes.

 

About Rimage Corporation

 

Founded in 1978, Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG) helps businesses deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers, employees, and partners.  Rimage's Qumu business is well established in the rapidly growing enterprise video communications market.  Rimage's Signal online publishing platform automatically pushes secure mobile content to nearly any mobile device or computer.  Qumu and Signal, in combination with Rimage's CD, DVD and Blu-ray-Disc™ publishing solutions, enable businesses to securely deliver their videos, documents, audio files and images in today's multi-platform, multi-device world. Rimage supplies thousands of customers in North America, Europe and Asia with industry-leading solutions that increase engagement, collaboration and control. Additional information can be found at www.rimagecorp.com.

 

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