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May 17, 2024
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The Dot Group, leaders in data strategy, engineering and transport, is providing data transport services to Molinare, London’s foremost post-production company.

Molinare – celebrating 50 years in business in 2023 – is using Dot’s DataSprint service for predictably priced, secure and fast file delivery.

Molinare’s business has grown to serve long and short form television, movies and games, working on many of the leading titles across the genres.

As part of its mission, Molinare aims to be at the forefront of workflow efficiencies, ensuring its clients are creatively free while still meeting the often-challenging timelines of post-production.

The work involves exchanging large numbers of often very big files between production, partner facilities and delivery to clients.

Molinare needed a transport platform which would give them predictable, fast delivery times when exchanging content anywhere in the world. Complete security of the content in transit was obviously vital. Finally, Molinare needed to understand the cost basis.

DataSprint from Dot is powered by IBM Aspera technology, which is recognised as the gold standard in fast, secure file transfer for media.

Dot has built on Aspera to create a one-stop package that offers all the functionality facilities like Molinare need, at a fixed price, including unlimited transfers and with no limits on users or workspaces.

With the web-based user interface and dashboard, Molinare can set up the workflows it needs, with direct links into automated systems where needed.

“We are continuously sending and receiving large amounts of data,” said Darren Woolfson, director of technology and visual services at Molinare.

“The data needs to be sent quickly and securely, and we need to be working with a solutions partner that can offer a highly reliable solution while remaining cost effective.

“DataSprint offered what we needed, with the features that we and our clients need,” Woolfson continued.

“And it worked for us commercially, allowing us to send and receive terabytes of data without any escalating costs for transfers or additional users. We are extremely happy with the service.”

Simon Parkinson, managing director at Dot Group added: “Molinare is an ideal use case for DataSprint. We worked with them to tailor the solution to their needs: together we calculated that 1 Gb/s was the right scale for them.

“Where we have a unique offering is that, once we have decided on the bandwidth, we can give the client a fixed price which allows them to do whatever they want within it, no matter how many users are connected or how complex and multi-layered their workflows.”

Find out more about Dot Group’s products and services at dotgroup.co.uk and you can see Dot Group at MPTS in Olympia 10-11 May 2023 on stand E25.