Tiger Technology Launch Workflow Manager

Tiger Technology a software developer of shared-storage workflow solutions, is introducing Project Serve, a standalone Workflow Manager that is said to turn any standard NAS device into a complete managed-workflow system.

The tool “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,” says the firm's CTO Alexander Lefterov. “No other workflow manager is so easy and complete.”

Project Serve 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.

“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,” says Tiger's Lefterov. “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.  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 including 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 ten editors and encompassing editing, grading, finishing and mastering operations.

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