SEGA® Speeds up Game Development with FileCatalyst® Workflow

File-based workflow solution accelerates 100 GB of game development files per day.

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We were looking for a solution that would consolidate our disparate file transfer systems into a single file-based workflow application. Our main goal was to improve our productivity and efficiency through this application

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2009

Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers is pleased to announce the selection of FileCatalyst Workflow by SEGA® Corporation. The deployment of FileCatalyst Workflow allows SEGA to successfully manage and transfer game development files, including game-supporting multimedia files, raw and binary game code

The FileCatalyst Workflow software application is a unique file-based workflow solution that offers comprehensive tracking and management of files as they are processed through a digital workflow. The uniqueness of the application is exemplified by its ability to accelerate file transfers as they move from one project node to the other. Advanced acceleration algorithms allow for improved bandwidth utilization and data reduction - leading to file transfer rates of 100x faster than traditional FTP.

SEGA employs a global network that spans around the world with headquarters in the US, Japan, and Europe. File transfers between these locations were slow until now, due to high network latency, and tracking/workflow was non-existent.

"We were looking for a solution that would consolidate our disparate file transfer systems into a single file-based workflow application. Our main goal was to improve our productivity and efficiency through this application," said Jake Salgado, Director of IT, SEGA of America, "We selected FileCatalyst technology because of the speed gains it offered - previously it would take longer than a day to transfer our project files, now we can do it in hours. The time we shave off in our transfers translate to immense productivity gains when you realize we have a global work force in different time zones."

FileCatalyst® acceleration technology is completely software-based, and is designed to overcome network performance bottlenecks to maximize use of available bandwidth. This technology is packaged into FileCatalyst Workflow, providing file-based workflow. The process is completely customizable and offers automated and scheduling features, email notifications and LDAP/Active Directory integration.

"We are pleased to be an integral part of the applications deployed by the SEGA development group" said Chris Bailey, CEO of Unlimi-Tech Software, "The gaming industry is experiencing huge issues relating to delivery of the massive amounts of content in today's games. FileCatalyst allows game development companies to minimize file transfer times, and thus improve productivity across the game development workflow."

About SEGA of America
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America Web site is located at http://www.sega.com

About Unlimi-Tech Software
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst®, the world's leading file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than seven hundred and fifty commercial and government clients. FileCatalyst® technology is a software-based solution designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers across global networks. FileCatalyst® is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP or CIFS. FileCatalyst® addresses these issues for enterprise WAN, satellite and wireless communications, media and content providers, and government and military organizations.

For more information, visit FileCatalyst website at: http://www.filecatalyst.com

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