MPTS, 10-11 May 2023, Olympia, London, UK, stand E25: The Dot Group, leaders in data strategy, engineering and transport, will showcase DataSprint at the Media Production & Technology Show (MPTS) on stand E25, Olympia London, 10 – 11 May 2023. DataSprint provides a highly efficient and secure data transport solution for media users into a simple to use, predictable and very cost-effective package.

DataSprint builds on IBM Aspera technology, already established with global media brands as the gold standard in very high throughput secure data transfers for large files. What Dot has done to transform their offering is wrap a high-performance system into an all-inclusive package at a fixed price, including unlimited transfers, with no limit on users or workspaces. The result is a solution that meets the real needs of media users, who are looking for predictability and affordability, as well as speed and operational control.

Security is obviously vital to media transfers, and DataSprint supports AES 256 encryption for data in flight as well as at rest, making it highly resistant to attack. The DataSprint solution includes an intuitive user interface with full control over routing and priorities, a comprehensive web dashboard, and automation hooks to link DataSprint into existing facilities and individual workflows.

“Our team knows IBM Aspera inside out – many of them were involved in its original development and launch,” said Simon Parkinson, MD at Dot Group. “What is very clear is that real-world users love the speed and the security, but want it packaged into a deal which is affordable and predictable. DataSprint is already proving very popular with production companies and post houses who appreciate the unlimited service for a fixed price.”

Dot Group was established to address complex data challenges across all industries. For 25 years, it has been providing practical solutions to data engineering and analytics. Experts on the stand at MPTS will talk visitors through the issues they should be considering as media becomes data, like workflow integration and storage optimisation. With sustainability now a major talking point for media businesses, Dot can also look at strategies for reducing a business’s carbon footprint: Dot’s own cloud partner Scaleway already uses adiabatic cooling for its data centres, eliminating the need for power-hungry air conditioning.

“Our client list covers some of the best-known names in industry and public service,” Parkinson added. “As the media industry transitions to a software-centric, data-driven environment, we are keen to bring all that experience in data engineering and governance to our customers for whom we are already providing transport services.”

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