Ottawa ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and world-leading accelerated file transfer solutions provider announced that ioGates has integrated FileCatalyst products into all of their workflows. ioGates, who was acquired by Broadcast Pix in October 2016, specializes in cloud based video management solutions. After the acquisition, it was a natural decision for ioGates to expand their use of FileCatalyst products and integrate them with Broadcast Pix products. With ioGates being located in Denmark and Broadcast Pix in the US, this special integration sees both companies benefiting from FileCatalyst’s accelerated file transfer solutions, due to geographical gap between them.
This FileCatalyst integration with Broadcast Pix products is done by installing a FileCatalyst HotFolder on every Broadcast Pix switcher. Users can then login to the ioGates cloud service and transfer files directly to any Broadcast Pix switcher in their deployment. Users can chose the file’s destination, all the way down to the project and clip store. Video or audio codecs that aren’t supported by the switcher are transcoded for compatibility prior to the transfer.
The FileCatalyst HotFolder uses a reverse proxy from behind the firewall, causing no security issues for clients. When the HotFolder discovers a new file on the ioGates FileCatalyst server, it pulls the file from the server and delivers it to it’s proper destination. As soon as the video is in the HotFolder, it’s ready for immediate playback.
ioGates also uses the FileCatalyst Software Development Kit (SDK) for their Upload app for iOS and Android. With this app, journalists have the ability to upload clips from a mobile device to the ioGates cloud service, where a FileCatalyst HotFolder automatically transcodes and pushes the files to the appropriate switcher. Normally this type of workflow would require a lot of manual work, or a complicated integration between other services. ioGates makes this process very simple with the integration of FileCatalyst Central, which offers a centralized monitoring hub for all transfers.
“With the recent acquisition of ioGates by Broadcast Pix and the large distances between our locations, now is the time to expand our use of FileCatalyst and leverage the benefits of accelerated file transfers” says Jesper Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of ioGates.
“FileCatalyst is pleased to see the results ioGates customers are having in regards to the speed at which they ingest media to the cloud,” said Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst, Vice President Marketing & Business Development. This new integration is exciting for both FileCatalyst and ioGates, and they look forward to what the future holds as integration partners.
About FileCatalyst Software Inc.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is the Emmy® Award winning creator of FileCatalyst, a world leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in Media & Entertainment, Energy & Mining, Gaming, and Printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as 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. To learn more visit https://www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.
The idea of a web based video management tool started in 2003 and since then ioGates have through been through multiple iterations of the product. What you see now is an extract of these years of experience! In 2016 ioGates was acquired by Broadcast Pix based in Chelmsford, MA, USA. Together we will extend the ioGates services to a broader audience under the new name BPNet. With the acquisition ioGates / BPNet is now run by the danish company BPNet ApS.