Wednesday, February 20, 2013

eMAM and FileCatalyst Combine for Powerful Media Management & Accelerated File Transfer

Empress Press Contact: 
Shaun McTernan
SVP Sales & Marketing

Empress has teamed up with Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., by implementing the FileCatalyst®  SDK as part of the eMAM™ Media Asset Management platform to provide customers with faster upload and download of media files. FileCatalyst's UDP-based file transfer technology transfers files at maximum rates without being impeded by network impairments, such as latency and packet loss.
TCP/IP forms the backbone of the internet and is the basis of popular FTP and HTTP protocols.  TCP is great for loading a webpage, but is far from ideal for sustained data transfers. The FileCatalyst accelerated file transfer protocol offers incredible speed gains vs. traditional methods. Users can expect to see transfer speeds up to 138x faster than FTP.

 "We are extremely pleased that Empress, one of the leading asset management software solutions, has integrated FileCatalyst, our accelerated file transfer solution into its eMAM," says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., "This partnership is a natural fit for both companies, while at the same time underscoring our mutual commitment to the entertainment and broadcast industry and to proving added value to Empress' customers.

eMAM is capable of working with large media files from popular camera and editing systems such as DVCPro, XDCam, RED, ARRI, ProRes, DNxHD, and many other large media file formats. eMAM can work with various storage systems and has an option to seamlessly integrate with Amazon Cloud Front and Microsoft AzureCloud systems. One of the major bottlenecks for users is upload, download and transfer of these files over the internet. By implementing FileCatalyst as part of the eMAM system, users can expect faster production times and improved ROI. Similar UDP high speed file transfer systems can typically cost upwards of $50,000 or more plus client license fees. Now eMAM customers can have a powerful media asset management system with this added capability at a very affordable price.

The combined eMAM and FileCatalyst solution will be demonstrated at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Convention being held in Las Vegas April 8th-11th. FileCatalyst will be at booth SL13013 and eMAM will be at booth SL12505.

About Empress
Empress Media Asset Management, LLC., a private company,  is a  leading provider of digital asset management and workflow management systems for media & entertainment, and corporate clients.   It is part of the Empress family of companies, which includes Empress Cybernetics System PVT LTD, specializing in customized software and database development and Empress Media Inc., one of the largest distributors of blank recording media and supplies. To learn more visit 

About Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's 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. Visit to learn more.

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