FileCatalyst accelerated all of Rain Network’s transfers, addressed the issue of resending files after signal interruptions, and provided an easy to use solution allowing for remote management. Rain Network now uses its maximum bandwidth to perform reliable and secure transfers that keep the integrity of files intact and cuts the transmission time down by hours.
For the theatre operators, the new system just makes sense. As Glen DaSilva, Rain Networks Manager describes, “Every screen location has a playout server. If we have a movie booked at theatres A, B, and C, Rain Network puts the movie into a folder on the main media server, which is monitored by FileCatalyst’s HotFolder. As soon as the client’s playout server sees that the file is available in the folder, it initiates the transfer.” Additionally, FileCatalyst’s user interface allows Rain Network to manage each system remotely.
“Now, with the system managed by FileCatalyst, our ISP costs are ten times less than what they were using the previous satellite system,”