VPRO evaluated FileCatalyst as a solution, and after a careful analysis of the transfer scenario, FileCatalyst HotFolder was recommended to schedule and manage transfers to the FileCatalyst Server. VPRO initially used a satellite link with conditions similar to those faced on the VPRO-Beagle. After a successful test phase, FileCatalyst was deployed on the ship. Francis van Gorp, a technology consultant to VPRO Television, said this about the experience:
As soon as we deployed the software we immediately saw that FileCatalyst used full bandwidth. We then installed the software on the live link to see how it performed under extreme conditions. The FileCatalyst team was extremely helpful and fast in providing configuration tips and online sessions to tune the software to our specific needs.
Because of the strict time frame for the project, FileCatalyst’s quick responsiveness was an influencing factor on VPRO’s decision. “Pre-sales support from FileCatalyst provided us with answers we would never have found with just the software to test. We were pointed in the right direction and were able to make a very well-motivated decision.”