To increase their speed of digital content delivery, Filmtech Sweden worked with FileCatalyst to find a solution that could provide a fast, reliable, and cost-effective method of transferring finished content directly to cinemas and broadcasters across Europe. First, a FileCatalyst Direct server was installed in Filmtech Sweden’s headquarters in Stockholm. Then, FileCatalyst HotFolder, a desktop application that allows end-users to create and schedule automated tasks, was installed on several of the cinemas’ machines.
Content is transferred at accelerated speeds using FileCatalyst’s UDP-based accelerated file transfer technology. Now cinemas have the finished film ready for showing in a matter of minutes, rather than waiting days for a physical tape or drive to arrive. The files are secure since the data is sent using industry standard AES encryption, and delivery is guaranteed – even if there is an interruption in the transfer.