Live from NAB!

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It’s certainly an exciting time for the media and broadcast industry and the proof was at NAB 2016. Showcasing the latest in technology, equipment and other gems, companies were out in full force displaying their goods proudly. While there, Broadcast … Read More

Highlights of a successful NAB

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What a successful showing at the NAB show in Las Vegas this year. We look back at some highlights where IABM.TV caught up with President and Co-founder of FileCatalyst, John Tkaczewski to find out what’s new, what’s coming and why … Read More

It’s BIG, It’s back and we’ll be there!

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The annual larger then life convention of National Association of Broadcasters NABShow in short is coming to Las Vegas April 16-21, 2016. This will be the 10th year in the row that FileCatalyst will be attending NABShow. Our booth will … Read More

FileCatalyst Direct 3.5 is here!

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FileCatalyst is excited to announce our latest product release in our Emmy® award winning product line – FileCatalyst Direct 3.5. FileCatalyst Direct – the company’s flagship product – is a suite of client and server applications that perform point-to-point accelerated … Read More

A Corporate Cloud-Based Large File Attachment Solution

Looking for a corporate cloud-based large file attachment solution? With file sizes growing and email servers still having file size restrictions, companies are in desperate need of a solution. The options most companies have are: free or paid online service … Read More

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

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In a recent press release ( 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

Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production – Game Footage Transfer Tactics that Win Championships

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Producing a live sporting event is, at the best of times, a challenging proposition for broadcasters. With multiple cameras producing massive high resolution video files, moving the uncompressed files for in-studio editing is a daunting task. Even with high bandwidth … Read More

Better Form Uploads

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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