NBC Sports Group: Seamlessly Enabling Global Transfer of Live Sporting Events

NBC Sports Group required a solution to deliver video files digitally between Sochi, Russia, where the 2014 Winter Olympics were ongoing, and their headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. FileCatalyst was able to supply an accelerated and managed file transfer platform that ensured reliable and secure transfers of all event coverage from the opening to closing ceremonies. Additionally, the platform was able to handle up to 80 growing MXF proxy videos and deliver them in real time.

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PGS: Speeding the Delivery of Big Data in Oil & Gas to 10 Gbps

PGS frequently ran into problems with its FTP and a free UDP transfer application to deliver its files between its globally dispersed offices, especially over its 10 Gbps line between London and Houston. To increase speed of file transfers, PGS selected and deployed the FileCatalyst Direct accelerated and managed file transfer solution to enable blazing fast transfer of vast amounts of data on its international 10 Gbps link, while also optimizing transfers in the unreliable network conditions experienced in remote areas where PGS collected data.

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United Nations: Accelerating and Securing Field & Mission Updates

The UN’s UNIFEED department receives constant briefings from the field and missions in the form of pictures, audio files, and video files, and then relays the news by posting updates on the Department of Peacekeeping Operations website and publications. By replacing its ad hoc methods of file transfer including email, FTP, and or shipping CDs, and DVDs with FileCatalyst Direct, the UN was able to post time critical information sooner, secure files during transit, and guarantee file transfer reliability in poor network conditions.

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Travel Channel: Accelerating Content Delivery Across the Globe

Travel Channel shares a vast amount of content with its audiences on a daily basis, generating approximately 500 hours of content per year. To transfer & manage its internal digital content exchange more efficiently, Travel Channel switched out its FTP application for the FileCatalyst platform for an immediately faster and better organized file exchange process.

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NICE Software: Accelerated and Managed File Transfer in the Oil and Gas Industry

NICE Software applications enable petroleum engineers to reduce submission time, track run time, and efficiently manage the large data-sets associated with daily uploads. To reduce the amount of time spent waiting for data sets containing geophysical, seismic, and other types of data to be collected and exchanged, NICE integrated with FileCatalyst to handle the transfer of big data at accelerated speeds from Perth, Australia to Houston, Texas.

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Quicklink: Accelerating BBC’s Digital Content

In 2012, BBC broadcasted its Planet Earth Spring program, covering five locations throughout the world, from Kenya to California USA. The project required transferring large amounts of video footage from many geographically dispersed areas for post-production and editing. By integrating into BBC’s existing Quicklink Store and Forward System with FileCatalyst, the BBC was able to film, edit and transfer video content globally at blazing speeds while ensuring security and reliability of all file transfers.

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Evirx: Accelerating Excellence in Professional Training

Evrix’s users routinely upload professional training videos for assessment in Evirx’s web-based solution. The videos, ranging from 20 to 90 minutes in length, required an accelerated file transfer solution to improve upload speed and reliability to the server. By integrating FileCatalyst Direct, Evirx was able to increase file transfer rates and guarantee file delivery, especially in the presence of weak network connections sometimes experienced by users.

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Aberdeen Broadcast Services: Accelerating Digital Workflows in Broadcast

Aberdeen Broadcast Services delivers programming content services to broadcast networks and stations globally, specializing in digital file delivery, captioning and language translation, subtitling and voice overs. Operating in an industry where the quick exchange of large media files is crucial, Aberdeen accelerated its exchange of full resolution video files with clients with FileCatalyst Direct.

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CDMN: The Road to Banff Leads Through the Cloud

Hosted by the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), Canada 3.0 is Canada’s premier digital media forum where decision makers and policy shakers across Industry, Government and Academia converge to spark creativity, foster innovation and drive productivity. This event includes the Road to Banff Venture Forum Pitch-Off, where 50+ start up record video presentations to deliver their pitches to a panel of seasoned investors. By deploying FileCatalyst on the cloud, the video presentations were shared quickly and efficiently among all required parties, without any slowdowns while transferring the video files.

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VPRO: Unpredictable Network on the High Seas

VPRO Television of the Netherlands produced a television show requiring data transfer from a sailing ship to the mainland, using a pair of VSAT domes installed on the ship and connecting via an unpredictable satellite link. As its original system was slow and unreliable, VPRO’s first priority was increasing reliability of file transfer; the next was maximizing available link speed. By implementing FileCatalyst, VPRO was able to boost data transfer rates and increase file transfer reliability, at one tenth the cost of the hardware alternative.

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Rain: Reliable and Fast Digital Film Distribution

Founded in 2002, Rain Network interconnects independent cinema theatres in a global digital network. With offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, the company transmits films to theatres worldwide in digital format, by broadband lines. To transmit video files between offices quickly, Rain Network deployed FileCatalyst and saw an immediate improvement in file transfer reliability and lower ISP costs (reduced to approximately one tenth of the original cost).

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