Blue Lucy Integrates FileCatalyst Technology for Accelerated Transfers in File Based Media Workflows

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Unlimi-Tech Software’s FileCatalyst announces integration partnership agreement with Blue Lucy.

Blue Lucy & FileCatalyst

Integrating FileCatalyst technology within the Blue Lucy Asset Manager adds a valuable new feature for customers looking to speed their file based workflows.

Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce an embedded partner agreement with Blue Lucy, a leading media asset management and content processing solution provider in the UK.

Based in London, Blue Lucy is a leading provider of file-based workflow software solutions to broadcast and media companies. Blue Lucy enables broadcasters and content owners to build flexible production workflows based on service oriented principals - the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) and service-based video processing software is deployed globally to tier 1 broadcasters and content owners.

From baseband ingest through lossless file operations to multi-format, multiplatform delivery, Blue Lucy provides advanced video and audio signal processing software through a unified management interface. The Blue Lucy service-based software tool-set offers the highest quality of video acquisition and processing for production, broadcast, VOD and web delivery and are accessed through simple to use browser based interfaces.

As an integration partner, FileCatalyst UDP-based file transfer acceleration technology has been integrated into Blue Lucy’s asset management and workflow engine BLAM. The integration of FileCatalyst core transport technology enables accelerated file transfers, at rates of up to 10 Gbps, while also ensuring the reliable and secure delivery of customers’ digital content. The FileCatalyst accelerated file transfer protocol offers incredible speed gains versus traditional methods, allowing user transfer speeds of up to 138x faster than FTP.

“Integrating FileCatalyst technology within the Blue Lucy Asset Manager adds a valuable new feature for customers looking to speed their file based workflows,” said Blue Lucy CEO, Julian Wright. “Adoption of larger file formats such as AVCi-100 in post-production and broadcast play-out mean that acceleration technology is becoming a critical puzzle piece in an organization’s overall IT infrastructure.”

"We are pleased to partner with Blue Lucy to offer file transfer acceleration through their BLAM media asset management software," says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc. "Blue Lucy is a leading media asset management software provider, offering customers flexible and highly customizable deployment options making it a great match for FileCatalyst.”

FileCatalyst will be exhibiting at BVE 2014 in London from February 25 to 27 at stand M22 and also hosting a FileCatalyst User Forum at the Canadian High Commission MacDonald House in London on February 24.

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 & broadcast, oil & gas, 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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About Blue Lucy

Blue Lucy is a software development leader in the field of production workflow modernisation. BLM produce service orientated software tools for video processing and content asset management, enabling broadcasters to confidently migrate to IT based production environments. By challenging the orthodoxies of traditional engineering-lead systems design BLM offer a straightforward approach allowing, broadcasters and content owners to build flexible user-oriented production environments.

The Blue Lucy management team has a solid and broad range of experience, including low level software development for video and audio processing but also in broadcast operations as well as project and executive management. The focus of the company is very much on the delivery of value to business owners and users, not just the techies.

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