FileCatalyst Speeds Up Delivery of Video Footage in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013 Coverage

FileCatalyst, an accelerated managed software solution, used as file transfer technology for digital content delivery during Adventure4aCure team’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013 race coverage.

Ottawa, ON, January 2014  — Pioneering accelerated file transfer solution FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer software solution, is pleased to be the file transfer technology provider, as well as a sponsor, of the Adventure4aCure team in the inaugural Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013 consists of teams competing to row more than 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The race route begins at San Sebastiean in La Gomera, The Canary Islands, and heads west to end in Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua.

Competing against 16 other teams, Adventure4aCure is comprised of only Andrew Abraham, completely unassisted, who is aiming to cross the Atlantic by rowboat in just 46 days to break the current world record. As the current world record holder as the fastest man in the world to ever row 1 million meters on a Concept 2 rowing machine, Andrew is racing to generate awareness and raise $500,000 for disadvantaged children.

Real time footage of event coverage will be captured from Andrew’s 24 foot ocean rowing boat with an iPhone. Andrew will be using Quicklink and FileCatalyst to easily send photos and recorded video clips of the journey via satellite to a central location for processing and production. The iPhone footage will then be broadcast via Seven Networks and the Adventure4aCure website.

The FileCatalyst core transport technology ensures that Andrew’s video files are delivered at full line speed over a satellite connection, which can often be troublesome for sending large files. FileCatalyst offers incredible speed gains versus traditional methods, allowing user transfer speeds of up to 138 times faster than FTP.

About FileCatalyst

Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the software solution has more than a thousand customers across industries that include media and broadcast, oil and gas, gaming, and printing, plus many Fortune 500 companies and military and government organizations.

FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing and offsite backups.

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