Broadcast Products adds FileCatalyst to its products portfolio

Broadcast Products and FileCatalyst Develop a Partnership that Brings File Transfer Acceleration to European Markets

Broadcast Products, a division of Broadcast Solutions GmbH, recently added FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, to its products portfolio. Both companies have announced today that they have developed a new channel distribution partnership with Broadcast Products to distribute FileCatalyst products in the DACH, CIS, Russian, South East Asian and Middle East markets. Broadcast Products will take care of FileCatalyst’s flagship products with sales and support.

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“We are excited to add FileCatalyst to our portfolio, as they are a true leader in the accelerated file transfer space,” says Antti Laurila, Product Sales Director for Broadcast Products. “With media assets growing in size, remote production becoming more and more common, and the ever increasing requirement for worldwide collaboration, more and more of our customers see FileCatalyst as a need.”

“We are very excited about this new partnership and we look forward to working with Broadcast Products. They are one of Europe’s biggest system integrators, and we are excited to have them actively promote, sell and support FileCatalyst as a partner,” said Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for FileCatalyst. “We are also looking forward to working closely with their subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.”

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Broadcast Products will sell and support FileCatalyst’s flagship products Direct, Workflow and Central.

FileCatalyst Direct is a suite of server and client applications that accelerates point-to-point file transfers at speeds of up to 10Gbps. FileCatalyst utilizes a patented UDP-based file transfer technology that overcomes the issues of slow file transfers caused by network impairments such as latency and packet loss.

FileCatalyst Workflow is a web portal for all your file transfer needs. It simplifies file exchange and boosts productivity by streamlining submission, distribution, and file sharing workflows on the web. By integrating directly into your corporate infrastructure, FileCatalyst Workflow makes receiving files easy by acting as an online file submission inbox for anyone outside of your network submitting files into your organizational workflows. FileCatalyst Workflow also turns file distribution via email into a simple task by enabling users to securely send files to any email address. FileCatalyst Workflow combines three powerful web-based managed file transfer workflows: submission, distribution, and online folders.

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FileCatalyst Central is a web application used to monitor and manage an organization’s entire FileCatalyst deployment. Central allows administrators to view ongoing transfers in real time, dig into transaction histories, manage or monitor alarms, manage nodes and initiate node-to-server transfers. Administrators may also edit the configuration of all the connected nodes, including FileCatalyst HotFolder (HF) and TransferAgent (TA). Written in HTML5, Central is firewall friendly and integrates seamlessly with all products in the FileCatalyst suite.

Broadcast Solutions is also hosting their own full day event, Innovation Days 2017, on June 1st

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Broadcast Solutions is also hosting their own full day event, Innovation Days 2017, on June 1st at their headquarters in Bingen am Rhein, Germany. In addition to FileCatalyst, the event will showcase a number of their vendors including Avid, EVS, Imagine, SAM and Grass Valley to name a few. The event will also facilitate panel discussions on emerging industry trends. Registrations are now open for Innovation Days 2017 on the event website: www.broadcast-innovation-days.com.

FileCatalyst’s Co-Founder and President John Tkaczewski will be appearing as a speaker at the Innovation Days 2017 on the panel titled “New Distribution Models: The Outlook for OTT, 2nd and 3rd Screen and Streaming.”

About FileCatalyst - Located in Ottawa, Canada, a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. 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.

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Broadcast Products is a division of Broadcast Solutions GmbH in Germany solely focusing on distributing innovative and cutting-edge products. Broadcast Products works independently from Broadcast Solutions System Integration and OB business using its own sales channels and dedicated resources. Broadcast Products is strengthening the sales and rental business of exclusive and innovative products. By establishing Broadcast Products the division will even better serve the customers with support and service and will help during productions, if needed.

Broadcast Solutions GmbH is one of Europe’s biggest system integrators. For more than ten years the German based company stands for innovation and engineering „Made in Germany“. With subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East Broadcast Solutions plans, implements and realises projects in the areas of Outside Broadcast, Satellite Communication, Studio and MCR Broadcast Facilities, Sport Arena Multimedia Solutions as well as mobile Security and Surveillance Solutions. A further emphasis of the company is to consult our customers when it comes to workflow optimization, trainings and production consultancy. Acting as a distribution company Broadcast Solutions offers sale and rental of exclusive and innovative products in defined areas or as worldwide distributor. With more than 100 employees worldwide and working as a hardware independent system integrator Broadcast Solutions offers its customers tailor-made solutions – from idea to implementation and beyond.

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