Symply & Focal Point Server announce Workflow Management together

Symply & Focal Point Server announce Workflow Management together
Symply And Focal Point Server announce a Workflow Management To The Growing SymplyULTRA Partner Ecosystem at NAB New York 2018

Symply and Focal Point Server partnership provides users with superior workgroup project management across local and distributed workflow environments

Cambridge, UK 17th October 2018 – Symply, a Global Distribution brand announced today a partnership with Focal Point Server to bring their workflow software to the SymplyULTRA platform. Focal Point Server will be on the Global Distribution booth N237 at the NAB show New York.

Focal Point Server tracks projects from ingest to archive using a production optimized rules-based architecture speeding up production time and guaranteeing access to the right assets at the right time. Focal Point Server is the only workflow asset management and project asset management that dynamically tracks workflow components collaboration between users.

This unique approach to improved workflow speed has been proven by major broadcasters worldwide. The ability to track projects, manage users, and collaborate using all popular media creation tools makes Focal Point Server the ideal companion to the SymplyULTRA’s superior StorNext®6 user collaboration and greater level media-optimized performance and workflow efficiency. The combination is a powerful solution in markets where SymplyULTRA is being deployed: broadcasters, post-production houses, sports teams and leagues, houses-of-worship, in-house creative and independent production companies.

The SymplyULTRA gives creative users the power of an enterprise-class virtualized, scale-out storage platform while providing SAN, NAS and Cloud capabilities all in a system designed for high resolution video workflows. The ultra-fast storage platform offers industry leading StorNext®6 workflow collaboration in a compact all-in-one 2U form factor. When combined with Focal Point Server, users can concentrate on projects and not on IT concerns or content protection.

“We are very excited to partner with Symply. The company provides high performance, flexible and affordable storage solutions, a perfect fit for our customers,” said Ken Bell, CEO of FocalPoint Server, “Our partnership is an ideal match for the post-production, house of worship and broadcast market, the net result, a fast, intelligent, and robust workflow solution.”

“Having Focal Point Server as a premier ecosystem partner is a huge benefit to Symply users,” said Keith Warburton CEO of Global Distribution, “Their unique approach to workflow asset management, and the ability to manage AVID, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve clients on the same SymplyULTRA is something our users have been asking for.”

The SymplyULTRA product portfolio provides fast on-line production and high density nearline storage for creative and video production workflows. The unique virtual hosting environment and extensive partner ecosystem allow the SymplyULTRA platform to meet nearly every workflow challenge, from small two person shops, to larger post and creative facilities.

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About Focal Point Server
FocalPoint Server came out of the “fires” of the London Olympics 2012. Its task was to manage existing users and the extra 200 freelancers who were not familiar with company work practices.
The key was to make it simple, so people would use it.

About Symply
Symply, a Global Distribution brand, is an innovative developer of high-speed digital storage solutions, designed for media professionals. As a privately-held company, with locations in the United States; Culver City and New York, in the UK; Cambridge, In Germany; Munich and in Sweden; Stockholm. Our philosophy is simple – build real products that people need to make media production and delivery true to art and not just your job.

The Symply team has been building on over 20 years of developing industry leading media solutions and embracing the latest technologies, we’ve brought together some of the best storage and workflow architects, technicians and engineers to give life today to the workspace of tomorrow…fast, efficient, lower cost, and above all easy to use.

Copyright (c) 2018 Global Distribution, all rights reserved. Symply and the Symply logo are trademarks of Global Distribution. Quantum, the Quantum logo and StorNext are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Symply Press Contact:
Alex Grossman
310-974-1803 x700

Focal Point Server Press Contact:
Ken Bell CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 1173700963