The deployment of FileCatalyst Direct and FileCatalyst HotFolder allowed for improved and simplified workflow at The Travel Channel. Immediate improvements were noticed in data transfer rates, as Matthew Westrup, Head of Operations at Scripps Networks Interactive noted, “FileCatalyst sinks its teeth into the line to ensure the file gets to where it needs to go; on time, every time. Instead of taking days to receive a file, we could have it within the hour, or even within minutes.”
FileCatalyst Direct’s progressive feature also provided time savings, allowing The Travel Channel to start sending content as it was simultaneously being written to disk. Corrupt and incomplete transfers became a thing of the past since FileCatalyst’s acceleration technology ensured reliable and complete deliveries for each transfer. Lastly, the deployment of FileCatalyst HotFolder provided features to better manage The Travel Channel’s media assets, including robust reporting and notifications. Bandwidth usage can now be controlled via FileCatalyst Direct, ensuring that The Travel Channel’s finite bandwidth was optimized when delivering digital content.