NAB 2014: XDT offering free version of Catapult server
April 6, 2014

NAB 2014: XDT offering free version of Catapult server

LAS VEGAS — Melbourne, Australia-based XDT Pty. Ltd. (, developer of advanced software-based solutions for high-speed data transfers, is showcasing the latest version of its flagship Catapult suite of products at this year’s NAB.

In addition, customers can now sign up for a free version of Catapult Server, which includes unlimited Slingshot clients and network bandwidth limit of up to 50Mbits. The free version allows users who would not usually have the budget to invest in proprietary transfer applications or who resort to FTP-based solutions access to the company’s technology to help address their high-speed data transfer needs.

Benefits of some of the new features of the Catapult technology include a fast and secure software-based data transfer application that works over any existing WAN and LAN network; data transfer orchestration between server sites; comprehensive feature set for syncing, data migration, backup and disaster recovery; support for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating platforms across all server and client applications; fits all frame-based post workflows with its sequence-aware transfer protocol and optimized file I/O.

XDT's Catapult suite of products delivers point-to-point performance by using standard LAN and WAN networking infrastructure. The Catapult protocol addresses the shortcomings of common network protocols such as FTP, NFS and CIFS and bridges the gap between local and wide area transfers, which extends to remote review of uncompressed frame sequences and in transit JPEG2000 transit compression.

Using any standard network interconnect, Catapult Server is capable of delivering the same local throughput performance of storage arrays between local or wide area network connected systems. Speeds of up 1GB/s can be reached over a single 10GbE connection.