Leading Launches New Suite of File Transfer Services
Press release from the issuing company
Toronto, The Leading Group of Companies is pleased to
announce the inauguration of its web-based file transfer services.
The new service will enable Leading clients to transmit and receive
large files such as art work, images and proofs via the internet with
all of the simplicity of e-mail, the functionality of FTP (file transfer
protocol), and traffic management tools including remote proofing,
encryption, online receipts and file prioritization.
The service integrates Leading’s remote access and distribution
expertise with technology from our sister company, KangaCom, allowing
users to communicate over partner Bell Nexxia’s broadband network in a
secure, economical and efficient environment.
"It used to be that to get a large job from A to B, you had to put it on
a CD, JAZ or several ZIPs. E-mail couldn’t handle anything larger than a
couple of megabytes. Moving around those physical assets was
time-consuming and relatively expensive. FTP wasn’t very user-friendly
and lacked queue control so that wasn‚t much more than an interim option
either," notes John Negru, Director for Convergent Solutions at Leading.
"Now we’ve removed the e-mail barrier, making it quicker, easier and
more cost-effective to move heavy files electronically. The interface is
simple and intuitive. The beauty of Leading’s system and KangaCom
infrastructure is that they put the power over where those files go into
the hands of the client, rather than a particular supplier or
destination. Unlike vendors of proprietary point-to-point transfer
systems, we encourage clients to communicate with anyone they choose at
any time. We partner with our customers, rather than fencing them in
with restrictive menu options."
Advertising agencies and designers requiring digital delivery of
advertising to publications will be a prime market segment for this
service, because we can now offer them a seamless digital workflow from
concept through prepress to remote proofing and on to the newspaper or
magazine. The same workflow also shines for files destined for CTP printing.
Advances in standards for blind file transfer authentication from dMACS
and SWOP, coupled with accurate remote proofing capabilities now
available, complete the verification process.
Occasional users can take advantage of the service through KangaXpress
at our business partner, www.bellzinc.ca. Deliveries of files up to 100
MB can be handled at any time for $10 on a credit card.
Companies with heavier demand for the benefits of all-digital workflow
beyond the confines of their own local area network can take advantage
of the speed that ADSL or T1 lines offer.
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