Manufacturer Musings: Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst
Ahead of IBC, FileCatalyst’s Alan Atkinson highlights 4K as a trend, points out the new version of his company’s file transfer system and advises visitors to pace themselves…
Name: Alan Atkinson
Job title: Vice president, business development
Company worked for: FileCatalyst
Number of IBCs attended? 4
What will be the technology trends at IBC this year?
There's a lot to see at IBC, but I think the main trends will be cloud production, as well as 4k and Ultra HD.
What is new from your company at IBC?
We have recently released FileCatalyst Direct 3.5, which not only provides accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10Gbps, but also allows users to accelerate file transfers directly to the cloud, offers more support for sending dynamic files, as well as many other upgrades.
Find out more: http://www.tvtechnologyeurope.com/delivery/filecatalyst-3-5-to-debut-at-ibc/0947
What is your favourite bar/pub/restaurant in Amsterdam?
It's hard to choose one, but you can't go wrong with anything around either Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein.
Do you have any trade show survival tips?
IBC is a marathon and not a sprint, so pace yourself on ALL fronts.