November 5, 2013
Feature of the Month
Connect to Site from Task/Menu Bar
For a while now, FileCatalyst HotFolder users have been able to open "ad hoc" (or "on-demand") transfers to any of their preconfigured sites. The interface for this kind of transfer resembles the typical FTP client interface, with remote and local file system panels and the ability to move files between those locations. However, this functionality was found only through the main interface of the FileCatalyst HotFolder application.
As of FileCatalyst HotFolder 3.2, there are quick-access options for both Windows and Mac OSX. On Windows, users may right-click the HotFolder tray icon and choose from the "Connect to site" list. Using OSX, users left-click the HotFolder icon in their menu bar and choose from the same list. Once a selection is made, the two-panel file transfer interface appears.
Maverick Java applet issue using Safari v7.0
With the release of OSX 10.9 Maverick and using the new Safari browser(v7.0) Apple has again tightened security for using Java applets by blocking access to the local file system. When applets which need to access the file system are launched, they will only list files that "everyone" has permissions for.
Our research uncovered an article on StackOverflow. We ran several internal tests and came to the same conclusions as the user base.
The following work around was originally sourced from StackOverflow and works with our applets: Safari 7.0 allows users to place specific websites in an "Unsafe Mode" which grants access to the file. Navigate to "Safari -> Preferences -> Security (tab) -> Internet plug-ins (Manage Website Settings)". Find the site in question and modify the dropdown to "Run In Unsafe Mode". You will be asked to accept the site's certificates.
Alternatively, simply use the latest version of the FireFox browser.
Dynamic Folders When Uploading From HotFolder
Users now have the ability to upload files into dynamically created remote folders to FileCatalyst Server when using FileCatalyst HotFolder. Users can then organize their content by either client host name, time, or date.
To enable this feature, edit the upload task on FileCatalyst HotFolder then go to the File Set tab and select the Enable Dynamic Folders (Uploads only) check box. Next specify the dynamic folder you wish to create.
The following tags are supported:
- <%HOSTNAME%> is replaced with the hostname of the machine running the hot folder
- <%TIME%> is replaced with the time in the format: HH.mm.ss
- <%DATE%> is replaced with the date in the format: YYYY.MM.DD
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October Webinar Recording: FileCatalyst for Developers
Watch our recorded October webinar as FileCatalyst President, John Tkaczewski presents a look at FileCatalyst from a developer's perspective. This webinar provides an overview of how to build a fully functional file transfer application using the FileCatalyst Client Java API and NetBeans.
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Tips & Tricks
New Email Templates for FileCatalyst Webmail & FileCatalyst Workflow
In the previous version (v4.8.5 or lower) of FileCatalyst WebMail /Workflow, when a job was flipped to “shipped” status, the "Job Status Changed, To User" email template was used. There is now a new email template for completed jobs - “Job Complete Status Email”. This new template allows for flexibility and customization.
Your Job ID 123 is now completed! Please tell us how you liked our service: http://link-to-online/ survey or Like Us on Facebook.
As seen in the above example, administrators can now further customize the “Job Complete Status Email” and add text specific to the completion of the job.
From the Blog
NASA’s 622 Mbps Link to the Moon: How to Increase Transfer Speeds
An look at NASA's 622 Mbps link to the moon and its current line utilization, as well as how to increase its transfer speeds!
Read more on accelerating content delivery to and from the moon!
Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production: Footage Transfer Tactics to Win Championships
An overview of the challenges faced when broadcasting live sporting events as well as tactics to use for quickly moving digital video files for in-studio editing with accelerated file transfer.
Read more on accelerated and managed file transfer for live sporting event production.
United Nations: Accelerating & Securing Mission Updates
Learn how the United Nations sped and secured the delivery of field and mission briefings to quickly posts updates on the Department of Peacekeeping Operations website and publications.
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