BBC, a customer of FileCatalyst integration partner Quicklink since 2003, routinely uses Quicklink’s outstanding Store and Forward solutions for its file-based reporting. To help transfer huge amounts of data and edited video files, BBC implemented the Store and Forward LNG solution that was integrated with FileCatalyst’s accelerated and managed file transfer solutions.
Store and Forward is a method implemented by Quicklink by which a video file is digitized into a computer and stored on the hard disk. The large video file is then compressed using Quicklink’s extremely high-quality compression, resulting in much smaller files that are easier and faster to transfer. After the file is encoded, even slow or unstable networks can be used to transmit files broadcast quality files quickly. The file may be transmitted either to a user’s single Quicklink Playout server or transferred to Quicklink’s News Warehouse Cloud for further distribution.