SOURCE: Unlimi-Tech

April 16, 2007 08:00 ET

Lose the Lost Packets and Latency: FileCatalyst™ 2.0 Boosts Bandwidth Effectiveness for Large File Transfer Across Global Networks

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LAS VEGAS, NV and OTTAWA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- FileCatalyst 2.0 from Unlimi-Tech Software Inc. offers broadcasters, carriers, telecoms, post production houses, digital delivery and system integration companies a software-based solution offering maximum throughput for large point-to-point or multi-cast file transfer applications. FileCatalyst 2.0 software can be easily installed in less than 30 minutes for fast, interactive collaboration on large datasets.

Featuring patent-pending acceleration technology with less than 1% overhead, on-the-fly compression and byte-level incremental transfers, FileCatalyst 2.0 uses software automation to overcome the file transfer inefficiencies associated with packet loss and latency. Not only can FileCatalyst guarantee line speed, it can actually provide effective throughput 2-3 times greater than line speed. This translates to speeds 50 or more times faster than traditional transfer methods.

"We can guarantee a FileCatalyst customer's connection throughput improvement before we even deliver the software," said Chris Bailey, Unlimi-Tech's CEO, "and it's usually a dramatic increase. Our customers report that the average Return on Investment (ROI) is in the order of 10 to 1 when FileCatalyst is utilized in high-latency networks."

Founded in 2002, Rain Network is a Brazilian company that has created a solution for the independent cinema market by interconnecting theatres in a digital network. With offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, Rain Network uses FileCatalyst 2.0 to transmit films in digital format, by satellite, cable and DSL to more than 120 locations around the world.

"We tested a number of products and decided on FileCatalyst from a company and technology perspective," said Fernando Fortes, Technical Manager of Rain Network.

FileCatalyst 2.0 application features include:

--  Transfer data at line speed, immune to affects of RTT and packet loss
--  No additional hardware requirements or line upgrades
--  Push and Pull files or entire directories
--  Incremental transfers of file deltas
--  On-the-fly compression
--  Industry standard SSL for control channel, and AES for data encryption
--  Automatically detect line speed with adaptive rate control
--  User-based authentication with permissions control
--  Universal Plug and Play automatically maps required UDP ports
--  Cross-platform support (Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OSX)
For system integrators, FileCatalyst 2.0 offers four client applications that provide ultimate customization options.
--  HotFolders make large file transfers as easy as dragging and dropping
    or saving a file into a folder that is incorporated directly into existing
    workflow processes
--  Applets provide application hooks that tightly integrate into J2EE,
    .NET, PHP or other Web application frameworks so that users can browse for
    a file and click an upload/download button in the browser to transfer large
    files across global networks
--  A Command Line Interface (CLI) allows integrators to replace or
    complement other script-driven file transfer mechanisms
--  A Software development Kit (SDK) gives programmers the power to build
    FileCatalyst 2.0 transfers into any system
About Unlimi-Tech Software Inc.

Founded in 2000, Unlimi-Tech Software Inc. is a privately held, high-growth corporation based in Ottawa, Canada, with more than 600 satisfied customers and a global reseller network. To learn more, please visit

Copyright © 2007, Unlimi-Tech Software Inc. All rights reserved. Unlimi-Tech and FileCatalyst are trademarks of Unlimi-Tech Software Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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