Leading into the 2012 NAB show, Unlimi-Tech is pleased to announce that Black Entertainment Television (BET), a leading North American provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming, has adopted FileCatalyst Webmail to consolidate its expanding file transfer needs.
Moving files within BET had become a combination of traditional FTP and other ad-hoc methods including email attachments and online services. These methods had no central tracking, acceleration or reliability, and weren’t always simple to use. Supporting multiple methods was hindering productivity and causing delays.
FileCatalyst Webmail provides a web-based application that allows sending files to anyone with an email address. The user logs into the BET file transfer web portal and goes through a simple process similar to composing an email and attaching files. All deliveries are automatically tracked by the system. “We now have one way to deliver files to all users regardless of the variables,” says Will Horton, Engineer Post Production. “FTP is officially dead. Thank you, FileCatalyst.”
On the surface, FileCatalyst Webmail presents an extremely simple way for an end user to upload files. Under the hood it also provides the benefits of the world’s fastest acceleration technology and enterprise-level reliability.“FileCatalyst Webmail was designed to be fast and easy to use, but also offers advanced features that combine the best of online ‘box’ and ‘send’ services,” says John Tkaczewski, President of Unlimi-Tech. “We’re thrilled that BET has chosen Webmail to simplify their file transfer process.”
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than nine hundred commercial and government clients. FileCatalyst technology is a software-based solution designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers across global networks. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP or CIFS. FileCatalyst addresses these issues for enterprise WAN, satellite and wireless communications, media and content providers, and government and military organizations.