Archive for the ‘Solutions’ Category

How Can Acceleration Benefit My Media Asset Management Tool?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Organizations in media and broadcast use media asset management solutions (MAMs) to manage their terabytes, or even petabytes, of data. While each company has its own unique requirements to help decide which media asset management solution to choose, the aspect of file transfer is often overlooked as a feature. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, […]

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 […]

Accelerated File Transfer in Live Sports Production – Game Footage Transfer Tactics that Win Championships

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Producing a live sporting event is, at the best of times, a challenging proposition for broadcasters. With multiple cameras producing massive high resolution video files, moving the uncompressed files for in-studio editing is a daunting task. Even with high bandwidth and an accelerated and managed file transfer solution there are sometimes obstacles. To address this […]

Dev’s Corner: Fighting Complexity with Smart Design

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Contributed by Jack Scuncio You might be hearing about our new Multi-Client feature in FileCatalyst Hotfolder soon, with 3.3 coming out soon. While the description of this wonderfully powerful new product is better left in more capable hands. I speak briefly about what's under the hood. That's what really excites me in the end and […]

Evaluating Technology: How to Choose the “Right” Solution

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Let me ask you a few questions: Java vs. C++ vs C# vs Objective C… which one is better? Windows vs. Linux vs Apple - which one rules? Android vs iPhone vs Blackberry - which one rocks? JSP vs. ASP vs. PHP - which one is the clear winner? There are countless articles on the […]

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 […]

Better Form Uploads

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Old Form Uploads Our existing web applications have used a solid "form upload" mechanism for years, which serves as a fallback for people who cannot (or choose to not) use our Java applets for accelerated uploads. However, as more time goes by, the more it is showing its age. Here are the current limitations:

XHR2 via JavaScript – HTTP Uploads

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Synopsis A brief overview on the whys and hows of using HTML's XHR2 API for file transfer. In addition to the overview, jQuery-based sample JavaScript is provided for the client side. Skip to sample code ⇒