By Mel Lambert
In the age of digital workflows, Burbank, Calif.-based My Eye Media is leaving traffic-choked freeways and surface roads behind.
With a new 10 Gigabit-per-second connection between the quality assurance firm‚Äôs Burbank headquarters and the One Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles ‚ÄĒ a key international data switching center ‚ÄĒ My Eye Media is able to offer even faster turnaround times for what chief executive Michael Kadenacy says is ‚Äúan increasing volume of file-based projects.‚ÄĚ
The new fiber-optic link streamlines the exchange of large digital audio and video files between My Eye Media and client facilities ‚ÄĒ providing a speedier alternative, Kadenacy says, than the physical transport of hard drives. A 2K feature movie, for example, now can be digitally transferred in under an hour, assuming similar bandwidth and hardware exists on the client side.
‚ÄúThe connection,‚ÄĚ Kadenacy says, ‚Äúforms the on-ramp to a 10-gig production infrastructure.‚ÄĚ Read more
Technical and post-production services company My Eye Media has announced its promotion of Jane Hawley to the position of senior vice president of business development.
Hawley, who joined My Eye Media in February 2010, heads efforts to expand both the company‚Äôs service line and customer base. She previously oversaw global account management for Vidfilm International Digital, a post-production facility now owned by Technicolor.
At NAB: Verizon Automates Digital Media Supply Chain; Akamai Demos TV Everywhere; My Eye Media Adds Speed
More highlights from the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas:
‚ÄĘ Verizon introduced a Digital Media Services solution that automates previously manual workflow processes associated with formatting, managing, and delivering digital media to smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Verizon says it is developing in-house the majority of the digital distribution technology for the service. But the company is teaming with Technicolor‚Äôs Digital Delivery Business Group, along with other software and hardware companies, to support advanced capabilities for the automated solution.
‚ÄĘ Akamai Technologies, along with cloud optimization company Synacor, is demonstrating at NAB a simplified process for providers of ‚ÄúTV Everywhere‚ÄĚ services to identify/authenticate subscribers and authorize content access. Together, the companies can offer system operators features such as single sign-ons to minimize disruptions to customers‚Äô viewing of content, and ‚Äúviewing continuity‚ÄĚ of content across various devices, such as a laptop and a tablet.
‚ÄĘ QC services provider My Eye Media announced that it has established a 10 Gigabit-per-second fiber-optic connection between the company‚Äôs headquarters in Burbank, Calif. and the One Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles, a key international data switching center. My Eye Media CTO Steve Waugh said in a statement that the new connection gives the company the ability to move extremely large files in a short time. ‚ÄúA 2K feature could be transferred in under an hour, assuming similar bandwidth and hardware exists on the other side,‚ÄĚ Waugh said. ‚ÄúIt also gives us the ability to stream high-resolution video from remote locations, so we could potentially QC content that resides at customer sites.‚ÄĚ