XDT Introduces New High Speed Data Transfer Software at Broadcast Asia 2016

XDT Pty Ltd., a developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is introducing Catapult(r), at Broadcast Asia 2016.

Catapult delivers an easy to use, high-speed point-to-point data transfer application available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Addressing the shortcomings of common network transfer protocols such as FTP, Catapult enables companies to efficiently utilize any internet and VPN connection via its built-in TCP and UDP accelerated transfer protocol.

Providing a free alternative to existing FTP servers, Catapult allows broadcasters, studios, post-production facilities and content creators to significantly reduce file transfer times and manage data via a simple to use and familiar user interface. Employing the power of both TCP and UDP Catapult offers an optimal path for any network, regardless of latency or packet loss.

Catapult’s fast transfer protocol is able to saturate internet and private networks far more efficiently than FTP. Employing the unique Catapult protocol, long data transfer times belong to the past.

Built-in bandwidth management provides precise on-the-fly control of WAN utilization, allowing for dynamic adjustment of in-progress transfers. Highly secure 256-bit AES data payload encryption is also available for enhanced security on untrusted networks. Integrated and simple to use management and detailed transfer reporting makes Catapult the ideal solution.

Catapult’s unique capability to operate at near line speeds provides high-speed transfers using 10Gb, 40Gb or 100Gb connections without using any appreciable hardware resources. This provides a highly cost-effective alternative for maximizing private networks for bulk data transfers, even at increasing latencies.

Local SAN or NAS storage can also easily be shared over single or multiple standard LAN connections at disk speeds, significantly improving bulk data migration, backup and disaster recovery. Catapult’s predictable stream access characteristics make for SAN friendly loads, with large, in order, read and write sizes, virtually eliminating fragmentation.

SlingshotCopy is a flexible command line Catapult client application that enables high-speed file transfers between client systems and Catapult servers. Available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, SlingshotCopy allows for easy automation or integration into scripted custom workflows.

BCA 2016 also marks the release of a free version of Catapult, which includes unlimited clients and server bandwidth of up to 25Mbits.

“We are excited to make a free version of Catapult available,” states Erik Otto, CEO at XDT. “Customers without the budget to invest in proprietary transfer applications or who resort to FTP based solutions will now have free access to fast and secure technology to meet their growing high-speed data transfer needs.”

About XDT Pty Ltd.:

XDT Pty. Ltd. is a software developer of advanced solutions for high-speed data transfers. Its cross-platform Catapult technology delivers unprecedented performance for point-to-point media transfers over standard networking infrastructure.  For further information, please visit the website



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