A return to high school

posted in: Staff

After walking out of high school over a decade ago, I promised I’d never go back – at least not until I had a child, niece, or nephew that forced me to return for a teacher visit or graduation. Then … Read More

The Partner Ecosystem

posted in: Events

An ecosystem is defined as a system, or a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment. This term translates also to businesses to mean any system or network of interconnecting and … Read More

From creation to consumption

posted in: Events

In less than a week’s time, our company will be exhibiting at BVE in London, England. This is a show we regularly attend, giving us an opportunity to connect with partners, speak with prospects, and get an overall feel for … Read More

Dev’s Corner: Game Pads streamlining your IDE

posted in: Featured

Remember APL (A Programming Language)? It had it’s very own special keyboard that allowed the developer to code complex mathematical constructs with ease. While the language never really caught on, I was always fascinated by the concept of having a … Read More

What winning an Emmy is like

posted in: FileCatalyst

So, I won an Emmy. Well, more accurately we won an Emmy. To be completely accurate, my company was nominated for and awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy in the category of “Secure Accelerate File Movement Over IP, Including the … Read More

FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 2)

posted in: Featured

Unlimi-Tech’s FileCatalyst technology addresses the primary roadblock to large scale, smooth, and efficient transfer of data through the medium of the internet: network latency. Network latency can be likened to a kink or bottleneck in a garden hose. A garden … Read More

What Not to Share.

posted in: Featured, FileCatalyst

As a software company in the file transfer space, our team often provides demos to potential clients. In order to do this, we use demo sites, including some private instances as well as files2u.com, a free service originally created to … Read More

Remember Sochi

posted in: Acceleration

Gigabits per second (Gbps). That is a unit you hear thrown around when talking about our file transfer technology. We brought 2Gbps transfers to NBC this year for the Winter Olympics. Uploads and downloads. Watching the data flow through our … Read More

NASA’s 622 Mbps Link to the Moon: How to Increase Transfer Speeds

posted in: Fast File Transfer, Featured

In a recent press release (http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/october/nasa-laser-communication-system-sets-record-with-data-transmissions-to-and-from/#.UmkyxPlwrng) NASA announced that now they have a 622 Mbps Laser link to the moon. The press release also mentions that NASA was also able to transfer data at 20Mbps from earth to the space … Read More

Better Form Uploads

posted in: Solutions

Old Form Uploads Our existing web applications have used a solid “form upload” mechanism for years, which serves as a fallback for people who cannot (or choose to not) use our Java applets for accelerated uploads. However, as more time … Read More

NAB Show 2013 Wrap Up: Exciting Announcements and New Releases for the Digital Media Industry!

Last week, the FileCatalyst Team attended NAB Show in Las Vegas. This was a great show with many new, exciting technologies announced (including our own new FileCatalyst Central and FileCatalyst Direct releases) breathing new life into the constantly evolving digital … Read More

FileCatalyst at NAB – Unveiling our Latest Product Releases and Showcasing the Fastest Media File Transfers

Next week the FileCatalyst Team will be heading to Las Vegas for the always entertaining and informative NAB Show. Bringing together approximately 100,000 digital media professionals the NAB Show is the essential industry event for creative inspiration and next-generation technologies … Read More

FileCatalyst Suite: Compliant with DPP Broadcast Industry Standards

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is an industry-funded non-profit partnership that advocates and promotes the many benefits associated with digital production for broadcast television in the UK. The partnership also leads the standardization of technical and metadata requirements within the … Read More

Feature highlight: Controlling access to content in FileCatalyst Workflow & Webmail

In FileCatalyst Workflow and Webmail, admins have the option to create group folders, allowing users to share files and transactions with each other. However, admins may not want all users in the group to have the same level of access … Read More

AberFast Video File Delivery: Aberdeen Captioning Integrates FileCatalyst Technology for Accelerated Transfers

Aberdeen’s AberFast solution enables the quick sharing of files across the globe with their cloud-based file delivery and transcoding solution. Helping to give the digital delivery system its extra oomph in file transfer speed is an integration with FileCatalyst UDP-based … Read More

Java and Windows 7 Services

posted in: Featured

I recently had an interesting support case that I thought deserved to be shared with everyone. Essentially the customer was unable to run FileCatalyst Server as a service on Windows 7 Premium with the Windows firewall up. After attempting several … Read More

FileCatalyst IBC 2012 Wrap-up

posted in: Featured

FileCatalyst exhibited at the IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) show in Amsterdam, the expo portion having run from September 7–11. It is one of the biggest shows of its type in the world, and I always find it interesting to be … Read More

Why hardware solutions can never truly replace software for file transfer acceleration

In the world of file transfer acceleration, there are multiple approaches using both WAN Optimization appliances or pure software solutions like FileCatalyst. Hardware sometimes give the impression of perceived value; there is a tangibility that you just don’t get with … Read More

FileCatalyst Staff Golf Tourney 2012

posted in: Featured

It’s a rare day that work feels like work around here, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re indoors, most of us in front of computer screens. Iterating code, improving written copy, and working to get our software into … Read More

FileCatalyst at GTEC 2011

posted in: Events

GTEC is Canada’s government technology event. Thousands of visitors from both the public and private sectors will be at GTEC to learn about the technologies at play within the government, as well as emerging technologies which may soon become a … Read More

Real-time FileSystem Monitoring

posted in: FileCatalyst Direct

HotFolder is the most feature rich client application in the FileCatalyst suite. In a nutshell, it lets you watch folders on your local computer and/or FileCatalyst Server, and automatically transfer new or changed files. Until the release of version 2.8.1, … Read More

FileCatalyst at InterOp

posted in: FileCatalyst

In a few days we will be exhibiting in New York at the Interop Expo. In addition to learning more about how accelerated and managed file transfer can help your organization, we’ll be demonstrating two of our latest additions: the … Read More

FileCatalyst Direct 2.7.3 Released

posted in: FileCatalyst, News

FileCatalyst Direct has received some new features and improvements. The latest version available as a production release is now 2.7.3, and is available for immediate download from your download page. Please contact your representative if you need more details on … Read More

At the NAB (photo)

posted in: FileCatalyst

Managed to snag this photo from a colleague’s camera. Here’s Chris and myself (Greg) outside the convention center: Cropped out of the picture: some palm trees. When you’ve just come out of what seems like 6 months of snow, palm … Read More

The Value of good Support

posted in: Staff, Support

One of Steve Kayser’s latest articles, The End of Marketing and PR isn’t exactly about the end of PR (rather, it’s about the new approach businesses must take to marketing and PR), but the title of the article got me … Read More