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I work on a yacht race.. the Volvo Ocean Race, and we have 8 yachts racing currently in our event. The yachts transmit movies and images back to our headquarters, via satellite, whilst they are racing.

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These files can arrive at any time, and I use WatchDirectory for monitoring each yachts inbox, and when a new file arrives it moves the files to an approval queue.

Once the material has been approved, it is moved to another directory, and then WatchDirectory again takes over and moves the files to FTP boxes, sends them to our picture editor, or passes them to our in-house TV team. All through these stages, I also use WatchDirectory to trigger email alerts.

Because of the 24/7 nature of the event, WatchDirectory is ideal.

In all I think I now have 58 WD processes running, and as I think of more things I can do with it, I add more software.

Andrew Ferguson
Head of Technology & New Media
Volvo Ocean Race

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