Ottawa, ON –Media technology specialist IPV and FileCatalyst, the pioneer in managed file transfers, announce today a technical partnership that integrates FileCatalyst’s accelerated media transport technology with IPV’s Curator system. Together, this creates an offering that provides improved remote asset management workflows for location-agnostic operations. Users of the integrated solution can ingest media files from anywhere in the world and transport them quickly and easily between locations.
The first user to benefit from the partnership’s offering is a major broadcasting network. More than ever, content producers like this need to be able to operate from multiple locations. A FileCatalyst-integrated Curator system lets users work on post-production processes without needing to wait around for long media transfers to take place.
Providing faster file transfer
Traditional transfer methods like the use of HTTP or FTPs cause latency issues and don’t provide progress updates to users. To address this, IPV has integrated the API for FileCatalyst Direct– FileCatalyst’s file transfer solution which accelerates transfer operations up to a speed of 10Gbps. The API of the FileCatalyst Controlmanagement and monitoring system has also been integrated with Curator. Deploying these tools provides users with faster media transport and second-by-second status updates throughout.
“Video content is the most valuable asset of any media organization, so we need to provide the operational efficiency for them to make the most of it,” said a FileCatalyst representative. “The remote asset management that our integrated APIs allow lets users work more effectively no matter their operators’ location.”
It’s important to use metadata to understand what’s in your video files without having to watch them all the way through. IPV-FileCatalyst partnership helps you to put your metadata to even better use. Metadata added through Curator can be used to prioritize files for transfer by FileCatalyst. For example, if you need a particular file for a show that’s being broadcast in two hours, having the right metadata will ensure that your file is prioritized and arrives on time.
Finding assets more easily
The technical partnership between IPV and FileCatalyst also lets users better protect assets, make use of improved search and discovery functionality and even Curator Clip Link makes it easy to find what you’re looking for once your files have been transferred.access a wider talent pool of operators. Attaching metadata during ingest – even if operating remotely – enables users to easily find assets to make the most of their valuable media. And with Curator’s ability to restrict or allow access to media as needed, that content is kept safe, even if operators are working remotely.
Curator Clip Link makes it easy to find what you’re looking for once your files have been transferred.
“The industry is experiencing an increased need for access to media, wherever operators are. It’s for this reason that remote asset management functionality is increasingly becoming one of the most important features of modern production processes,” said James Varndell at IPV. “The reason we form these technical partnerships is to provide our users with the most effective way to create the best possible content – regardless of location.”
The IPV | FileCatalyst integration is available now. The IPV | FileCatalyst integration is available now.
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Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.
FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods including FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.