Cambridge Imaging Systems in partnership with FileCatalyst

Cambridge Imaging Systems has announced that it has partnered with FileCatalyst to provide ultra-fast, secure and reliable delivery of files across the internet for media publishing. The combination of FileCatalyst Direct point-to-point file transfer solution and the Imagen media asset management and publishing system is said to be ideal for organisations such as news agencies wishing to quickly aggregate and publish video content from reporters based in remote locations, and broadcasters with multiple departments and satellite offices needing to securely upload media to a central media asset management store.

The FileCatalyst fast file transfer protocol offers speed gains of up to 1000 times faster than FTP. Users simply drop their media files in the FileCatalyst HotFolder application to upload files to Imagen. When the files arrive on the server, Imagen automatically ingests the media, creating proxies and basic metadata records. Imagen can be configured to publish the files online immediately or restrict access for internal use only.

Tom Blake, managing director, Cambridge Imaging Systems, says: “We’re pleased to partner with FileCatalyst to offer this combined solution to our customers, bringing together two best-of-breed systems which will significantly cut the time it takes to transfer and upload large files.”

Alan Atkinson, vice-president of business development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc, adds: “We are excited to partner with Cambridge Imaging Systems, a well known solutions provider in the media and entertainment space. This partnership allows for media professionals to not only manage their digital assets efficiently, but also to send and receive them at blazing speeds with the FileCatalyst protocol.”

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