New Orleans, LA – Newspaper Association of America Exhibition, Booth 4205 – June 16, 2001 FileFlow, Inc. – developer of the Internet's FastSend digital courier service – has announced a breakthrough in the transmission and distribution of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
FastSend is a file transmission technology that greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to send large graphic files over the Internet. Regardless of the client's Internet connection speed or file size, FastSend can transmit files up to 25 times faster than regular FTP or email.
Using the FastSend Media Portal, an operator simply drags a file or folder to the Media Portal Icon on their desktop. From there, FastSend automatically transmits the file across the street or around the world with no further intervention. The only requirement is an Internet connection for both sender and receiver.
Since it uses FastSend technology, the FastSend Media Portal is capable of quickly transmitting large files anywhere in the world without depending on high-speed Internet connections. Even a 25-megabyte TIFF takes less than three minutes to send over a 56K modem. Plus, the drag and drop functionality means it's easier to use than email and looks no different than copying files from one disk (or folder) to another.
"We surveyed a number of our clients earlier in the year and this was the number one improvement request for FastSend," said Ken Freedman, FileFlow's Executive Vice-President. "We knew we had a hot product, but we knew there was also room for improvement. We felt the users had a better grasp for priorities since they were using it in their day-to-day workflows."
FastSend has amassed nearly 2,000 professional users since its introduction late last year. Spurred by rapid file transmission times, the service has been adopted worldwide by printers, publishers and professional photo finishing labs that regularly work with large image files.
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