News: NAB NEWS: Tiger Technology Launches Standalone Workflow Manager
Turn any standard NAS into a complete managed workflow system
(Las Vegas, NV--April 15, 2016) Tiger Technology, innovative developer of advanced shared-storage workflow solutions, today announces the introduction of Project Serve, a standalone Workflow Manager that can turn any standard NAS device into a complete managed-workflow system. Designed for digital production environments of all sizes and scope, Project Serve provides a simple way to create users and workspaces, and control access to media files on shared-storage. Simply connect Project Serve to a NAS and use the artist and editor friendly Tiger web user interface to create and manage production workflows.
Tiger Technology will be demonstrating Project Serve at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Booth (SL13613).
Project Serve represents a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution for post-production facilities, editing companies, design studios and others seeking to improve collaboration while controlling access to sensitive media files. “No other workflow manager is so easy and complete,” says Tiger Technology founder and CTO Alexander Lefterov.
Project Serve is cross application and cross platform. It works with Mac, Windows and Linux. It emulates the Avid file system, and enables Final Cut Pro X network editing. Users can create local teams or connect with an Active Directory.
Project Serve meets the needs of a production industry where workflows are growing increasingly complex. Today’s production environments require more than the ability to share files among multiple users; they need fully-integrated workflow management to control access to assets internally and with third parties. Conventional NAS storage devices lack such management capabilities, IT-style solutions are overly complex, and turnkey products are too costly for many producers. Project Serve bridges the gap, providing sophisticated storage and project management tools in a platform that’s easy to use and that producers can afford.
“Project Serve addresses workflow issues in a simple, plug-and-play device,” observes Lefterov. “It requires no special training to operate. Users can begin managing their data from day one.” Lefterov adds that producers who currently own NAS devices can add Project Serve and gain the benefits of sophisticated media management without having to invest in new storage infrastructure.
Project Serve employs the same code base as Tiger Technology’s integrated workflow solution projectStore PRO. projectStore PRO is used by digital production studios worldwide to manage workflows, including such top creative shops as Envy Post Production, Teleparis and Splash. Triangle Post, Toronto, is using the system to manage workflows for a number of reality TV productions, including The Amazing Race Canada and Chopped Canada. The system controls an environment composed of 10 editors and encompassing editing, grading, finishing and mastering operations.
“It’s proven technology,” says Lefterov. “It’s being used by facilities big and small in real world production and performing flawlessly.”
About Tiger Technology
Tiger Technology is a software developer of high performance storage area networking (SAN) management tools. The company’s cross-platform file sharing management software solutions set new standards for multiple users sharing and managing access to bandwidth intensive data consolidated on a centralized storage location. For more information visit: http://www.tiger-technology.com