Pro2col Launches New Version of StingRay File Transfer Server

December 5, 2008 in Networks and FTP (F)

[] Wimborne, UK - Pro2col, the UK's leading file transfer and workflow specialist, is today announcing the launch of a new version of the multi-protocol delivery server StingRay. Following the acquisition of Hermstedt's file transfer portfolio, after the organisation went into administration in June 2007, Pro2col has spent the last year redeveloping StingRay as a simple, centralised, reliable and secure file transfer solution.

The out-of-the-box server fits seamlessly into any business that needs to send, receive or host large files for collection. In version 2.5, users are able to upload and download files via a web browser, logging into their own dedicated area ensuring that problems with FTP access are a thing of the past. There is a maximum payload of 250Mb per upload and unlimited download. In addition users can send files to their customers via email - not as attachments, but available to simply download by clicking on the automatically generated web link (HTTP) embedded in the email.

Nick Stevens, Technical Director at SP Group - part of St Ives comments, "We've been using StingRay for a number of years to send and receive files, both internally and externally. We have four installed throughout our organisation and they cater for around 99% of our data transfer requirements. SP Group has worked closely with Pro2col, so we're pleased to see the progress that StingRay is making and are excited for the future of the product."

The solution also features customised email notification, group sending to multiple sites regardless of delivery protocol and automated back-up of the entire StingRay configuration in a single encrypted file. There is a full audit trail of files sent and received, plus the opportunity to reduce costs and carbon footprint by sending files via the Internet rather than courier.

James Lewis of Pro2col comments, "StingRay allows you to centralise all of your file transfer requirements into one solution, including FTP, HTTP, email, ISDN and more. This new version is a culmination of 12 months of development time, taking into consideration user feedback. However, we have major product roadmap for StingRay and feel that this is just the start of exciting things to come."

Pricing and Availability:
StingRay is priced at 2,500. Please contact Pro2col on 0870 250 2220 or visit the Hermstedt StingRay website for further information. Demos are available online or on-site.

Pro2col is a specialist integrator of file transfer, workflow, preflight and postflight technologies for the graphic arts and prepress industries. With offices in the UK and Germany Pro2col is Europe's leading supplier of file transfer solutions to the pre-media marketplace after recently acquiring Hermstedt AG's file transfer division in 2007.


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