FileCatalyst Joins Forces with Glookast to Provide Accelerated File Transfer Technology to their File-Based Broadcast Workflow Solutions

OTTAWA, ON, 2018-Apr-06 — /EPR Network/ — FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, has announced a new ISV partner integration with Glookast. This integration will provide file transfer acceleration to users of Glookast’s solution portfolio, ranging from baseband and file ingest to media services that include parking, retrieving, transcoding, and outgesting.

Users will have the capability of deploying the integrated solution on any Glookast product, as the integration itself is done on Glookast’s new media|gateway, a plug-in-based connectivity platform. Generally, Glookast’s solutions are split into 2 product families. The Gloobox family automates, controls and standardizes baseband and IP capture, as well as file-based ingest. Glooport is a family of cluster-based, load balanced services offering local and remote file ingest, media parking and retrieval, transcoding and file outgest functions through watch folders and tight API integrations to a variety of different platforms.

By integrating FileCatalyst Direct, a suite of server and client applications that accelerates point-to-point file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, Glookast users can leverage the benefits of accelerated file transfer technology to streamline workflows and maximize efficiency.

“As the broadcast landscape evolves to incorporate larger file formats and diverse remote workflows, the need for a fast, secure and reliable file transfer method has never been greater,” said Guilherme Silva, CEO, for Glookast. “FileCatalyst is the ideal solution to empower our users with file transfer acceleration, greatly enhancing collaboration and distribution capabilities.”

“Glookast’s product family offers state-of-the-art workflow solutions to broadcasters who need to manage their workflows efficiently,” says Elton Carneiro, FileCatalyst’s Director of Strategic Partnerships & Cloud Services. “We are happy to add file transfer acceleration to the already impressive list of benefits Glookast brings to the broadcasting vertical.”

For those attending NAB 2018 in Las Vegas from April 7-12, you can learn more about FileCatalyst, Glookast and their integration in the FileCatalyst booth (SL11516) and the Glookast booth (SU7510).

About FileCatalyst, Inc.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.

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 including 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 www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Glookast
Established in 2009, GLOOKAST is redefining MXF-based broadcast, drama production, and business continuity workflows. Gloobox and Glooport family of products were developed from the ground up with key capabilities to address news, sports, archive, disaster recovery, and post-production workflows. With a set of modular and highly customizable tools, GLOOKAST makes the implementation of true multi-format, multi-resolution workflows a reality. GLOOKAST products are widely used by broadcasters, content producers, universities, and post-production facilities in the USA, Latin America, and Europe. For more information: www.glookast.com.

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