/EINPresswire.com/ WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue Research Park-based firm has launched a service to assist broadcast media in sending video and audio files from remote locations to stations, advertisers and opt-in subscribers in a quicker, easier way than conventional methods.
Sensory Ventures has developed DocuChannel Connect technology that provides secure transmission, receipt verification and version tracking to ensure all parties have the most up-to-date production files.
“Some video files are transferred from the field to a production facility via satellite or microwave,” said Travis Brant, Sensory Ventures CEO. “Some broadcast stations use e-mail but video files typically are large and may not go through e-mail. Others use FTP sites but those sites may be blocked by firewalls or may require special logins.”
DocuChannel Connect differs from traditional methods by removing the barriers involved with FTP, website logins, firewalls and size limitations.
“DocuChannel Connect sends and receives large files, securely, while employees do other work on their computer,” Brant said. “Production files from a remote truck can be delivered automatically to multiple computers in the production studio or a central file server where the files can be shared.”
No special training is needed to run the technology. Interested parties can download the free client software, read the help guide and begin transmitting information immediately. Sensory Ventures has developed Windows-based and Web-based versions of the software.
DocuChannel Connect also can be used for commercial delivery.
“When a production company shoots and edits video in-house, employees can use DocuChannel Connect to deliver the finished product securely and directly to the TV station and the client company at the same time,” Brant said. “The production company gets verification that both parties received the commercial, when it was received and who viewed it. At the same time, the TV station and client company both receive a balloon-tip notification on their computer notifying them that the commercial has arrived.”
DocuChannel Connect users can transmit an unlimited number of files for $15 a month; it costs nothing to receive files. Brant said the technology also distributes notifications, web content and web links, digital newspapers, weather advisories, amber alerts and RSS feeds.
“A TV station can send targeted messages about school closings in the form of balloon-tip notifications or full-screen alerts to all surrounding community members,” Brant said. “The station also can send highlights from its 11:00 p.m. news broadcast to members. Because it is an opt-in service, subscribers will not receive spam or unwanted content.”
Stations and production companies interested in DocuChannel Connect should visit http://www.sensoryventures.com to download the software. Downloading content from existing DocuChannel users is free; sending content requires purchasing an account.
About Sensory Ventures
Sensory Ventures (http://www.sensoryventures.com) is the exclusive rights holder for the DocuChannel platform. DocuChannel saves lives through rapid distribution of critical information to millions of people and electronic devices worldwide.
Purdue Research Park contact:
Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, [email protected]
Travis Brant, 317-506-6471, [email protected]
Related Web sites:
Sensory Ventures: http://www.sensoryventures.com
Purdue Research Park: http://www.purdueresearchpark.com