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Growth of “at home” for live event production

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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 will build a studio at home, then pack up a duplicate of the same equipment into a shipping container for […]

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

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Contributed by Jack Scuncio 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 some of the do's and don'ts of clean coding. Proper clean code without side effects takes […]

Protecting Your Data in 2014: The Importance of Managed File Transfer (MFT) Solutions

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Having wrote about data breach prevention back in March 2009, (Top 10 Security Breaches Related to File Transfer in Recent Months) it has now been almost 5 years since I last looked into the connection between file transfers and data leaks. Despite the time lapse it is still a relevant topic for today’s enterprise in […]

Driving Efficient Video Game Production: 5 Invaluable File Transfer Features

Monday, November 25th, 2013
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 world. With tight deadlines and many moving parts, file delivery during game production must be efficient to ensure milestones are […]

NASA’s 622 Mbps Link to the Moon: How to Increase Transfer Speeds

Monday, October 28th, 2013
In a recent press release (http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/october/nasa-laser-communication-system-sets-record-with-data-transmissions-to-and-from/#.UmkyxPlwrng) NASA announced that now they have a 622 Mbps Laser link to the moon. The press release also mentions that NASA was also able to transfer data at 20Mbps from earth to the space craft via this link. I'm wondering what effective rate was NASA getting when transferring data […]

Why the Newly Launched Satellite Alphasat is a Perfect Match for FileCatalyst

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
On Aug 15, 2014 BBC published the following article: Alphasat: 'Space A380' switches on 'brain' “Alphasat will be used by broadcasters such as the BBC, shipping operators, the oil industry, the military, and anyone else working away from traditional terrestrial communications networks.” We already have a number of clients that use FileCatalyst on the Inmarsat […]

Dev’s Corner – Keeping our code base healthy with TDD!

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Contributed by Jack Scuncio Our software is always in a constant state of improving and growing. For the dev team this means that there are now more people working on more code than ever before and that our development process has to become more refined. When adding a new feature, we have to ensure the […]

Moving large volumes of smaller files – Webinar follow-up

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
In our June webinar last month we discussed how FileCatalyst is able to transfer large volumes of small files. This is accomplished by creating larger archives comprising of the smaller files, rather than sending the files individually. This blog is intended to further elaborate on some features I didn't discuss in the webinar and as […]

Prioritizing Transfers in FileCatalyst Direct

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
FileCatalyst routinely helps users make full use of your bandwidth for file transfer. Scenarios in which bandwidth is optimized include cases where certain file transfers have higher priority than others, or when files being exchanged with a particular customer are more important than files exchanged with others. FileCatalyst Direct offers up a number of controls […]

Accelerating transfers from a .NET environment

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Among our many APIs, FileCatalyst offers a way to integrate into a .NET platform using the FileCatalyst .NET DLL. The DLL can be used in C# applications as well as VB and C++. The DLL is a wrapper around our command line interface (CLI) tool. We wrote code to generate command line arguments as well […]