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Continuous integration testing: What is it and how can you use it?

January 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Continuous integration testing: What is it and how can you use it?

Software testing… It's a fundamental part of the software development cycle that most keen developers adapt in an attempt to keep their code stable throughout the development of their project. It is an extremely helpful [...]

FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 3)

November 21st, 2014|Comments Off on FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 3)

Think of the internet as garden hose. Now let’s say that this hose has a kink and the amount of water flowing through the hose is constricted. By bringing in acceleration technology, the kink is [...]

FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 2)

November 7th, 2014|Comments Off on FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 2)

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 [...]

FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 1)

October 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on FileCatalyst: What does it do (part 1)

I am often asked to frame or succinctly explain the purpose and function of Unlimi-Tech software. Over the years, I have amassed a number of go-to analogies that I have found to effectively convey these [...]

Introducing FileCatalyst TransferAgent

September 26th, 2014|Comments Off on Introducing FileCatalyst TransferAgent

If you have been keeping up with FileCatalyst, you may have already heard of our latest product, FileCatalyst TransferAgent. Officially released yesterday, TransferAgent introduces a new way to harness the power of FileCatalyst. That last [...]

Dev’s Corner: Java 8 and the FileCatalyst API

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Dev’s Corner: Java 8 and the FileCatalyst API

The following article is a bit on the technical side. It is exploring an example of how our current client API meshes with Java 8. It is meant for our customers who integrate our API [...]

File sharing services continue to cause security headaches

July 28th, 2014|Comments Off on File sharing services continue to cause security headaches

A recent article from SC Magazine titled “File sharing programs cause data leaks, security headaches” continues to underline the ongoing struggle that businesses have with daily file sharing. The interesting statistic in this article is [...]

The effect of digital technology adoption in the oil and gas industry

July 15th, 2014|Comments Off on The effect of digital technology adoption in the oil and gas industry

A recent article by CIO UK points out how digital technology is rising exponentially in the oil and gas sector. From seismic imaging to e-learning, 80% of senior executives in the industry believe digital advancements [...]

Flexibility in your Front-End API

June 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Flexibility in your Front-End API

When working on a new project and making API design and architecture decisions, the guiding principle for all decisions should really be: How will customers use it? As a developer working primarily on the front [...]

A Corporate Cloud-Based Large File Attachment Solution

May 20th, 2014|Comments Off on 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: [...]

What Not to Share

May 1st, 2014|Comments Off on What Not to Share

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 [...]

Remember Sochi

March 27th, 2014|Comments Off on Remember Sochi

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 [...]

Growth of “at home” for live event production

March 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Growth of “at home” for live event production

With all the hardware and software solutions available on the market today, broadcasters are facing an explosion of equipment required to be shipped to a live venue. In the planning and testing phase, many broadcasters [...]

Recent Article published on sportsvideo.org about 2014 Sochi Games

March 4th, 2014|Comments Off on Recent Article published on sportsvideo.org about 2014 Sochi Games

The following article appeared on Feb. 7th, 2014 about the Winter Games in Sochi: NBC Olympics breaks new ground in workflow for Sochi Games This article is reproduced in full here as an archived copy: [...]

How Can Acceleration Benefit My Media Asset Management Tool?

February 3rd, 2014|Comments Off on How Can Acceleration Benefit My Media Asset Management Tool?

Organizations in media and broadcast use media asset management solutions (MAMs) to manage their terabytes, or even petabytes, of data. While each company has its own unique requirements to help decide which media asset management [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Coding, Clean Code Series (Part 2)

January 16th, 2014|Comments Off on The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Coding, Clean Code Series (Part 2)

In my last post on clean coding I talked about why clean code was important, how it saves money in the long run and increases productivity. Now I want to talk a little bit about [...]

Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

January 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Archives – A Perfect Fit for File Transfer Acceleration

A recent article at tvtechnology.com, discusses the ambiguity of the term "archive," and uses the Library of Congress archives as an example of how digital media is changing the way films are preserved for future [...]

Driving Efficient Video Game Production: 5 Invaluable File Transfer Features

November 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Driving Efficient Video Game Production: 5 Invaluable File Transfer Features

Video game development requires vast amounts of communication and collaboration at every step of the process. As development occurs, teams must share and exchange files within the office, across the country or even around the [...]

Dev’s Corner: Clean Coding (Part One)

November 19th, 2013|Comments Off on Dev’s Corner: Clean Coding (Part One)

I am a software developer, but do not let the title mislead you. I rarely develop software, it happens, but for the most part, (and the most part of every software developer's day to day), [...]