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Move terabytes of data without the transfer falling over

London, October, 2008

New Zealand technology consultancy Blade have asked UK distributor QBS Distribution (QBSD) to help them develop the market in the UK and Ireland for their rock-solid, highly secure large file transfer solution.

Blade File Transfer System is a client / server software solution that performs super- reliable and secure file transfers over the internet or local networks using standard HTTP or HTTPS protocols. Designed for uploading and downloading very large files users typically transfer database files, virtual machine images, large multimedia files, CD / DVD images and backup files over the Internet, through satellite links and other unreliable networks. Unlike previous generation solutions, Blade File Transfer System employs checkpoint restart functionality. This allows automatic resume from the point the transfer was interrupted, should the network connection drop temporarily. It also allows the user to pause the upload and later resume it. Common transfer problems are eliminated, such as the user being required to re-start the transfer from the beginning if the connection drops. Blade File Transfer System is the only enterprise file transfer solution based on XML Web Services. XML Web Services are the next generation communication standard, superior to previous generation transfer technologies like FTP and WebDAV.

Blade File Transfer System 2.1 introduces the revolutionary Blade Web Client which allows any authorized user to upload and download files reliably and securely from your corporate server without installing client software.

“We are delighted to take this opportunity to expose this excellent utility to UK and Irish markets through our reseller network”, commented Skye Quin, Sales and Marketing Director for QBS Distribution, “We’re sure that both they and their customers will see the value of being able confidently to move large files across networks securely and reliably.

Blade’s co-founder and lead architect, Valentine Boiarkine says “ Right now as the digital universe expands and threats to data increase, how organisations’ data routinely gets from A to B reliably and securely is one of the most pressing issues facing the IT community. We believe QBS Distribution, through its reseller network, is best placed to champion the advantages of Blade’s second generation file transfer technology in the European marketplace”.

QBSD invites interested resellers to contact Viral (VIL) Vora on +44 (0)20 8733 7134 or email

Free trials of Blade Transfer System are available to journalists.

For a trial and more information, please contact Mike Paterson at QBS Distribution on +44 (0) 20 8733 7128 or email

Further press information is also available from +64 4 976 8446, or

About Blade

Blade is a respected international software consulting firm based in Wellington, New Zealand. The company specialises in technical content development and innovative software tools. Since 2001 Blade has been developing and delivering technical content for Microsoft Corporation around the world. We work with latest Microsoft technologies.

About QBS Distribution

QBS Distribution (QBSD) is a division of QBS Software with a mandate to professionally service software resellers.

The QBSD reseller database has grown extensively over 20 years and we now supply software to most corporate resellers, Large Account Resellers (LARs), value added resellers, system integrators and any organisation which procures software on behalf of others. Registered resellers have access to exclusive online pricing, product information, order history, order tracking and maintenance & support renewal details. Most of our corporate resellers utilise the QBSD specialist software sourcing service to obtain quotes for unusual software items that are not readily available through distribution.

We have developed keen expertise in product licensing, marketing, management and fulfilment. QBSD participates in many leading industry exhibitions, conferences, road shows and seminars whilst working closely with various user groups. Currently QBSD has full distribution rights for Altova, CodeGear, Dameware, DeviceLock, Novastor, gotomaxx, LapLink, MeetingSense, NetOp, SimTech (MindMapper), QuickReport, Sybase, WebSpy and Wolfram Research.


Blade File Transfer System Overview

Blade File Transfer System Server

Blade File Transfer System Server is the server component of the solution. It listens for HTTP(S) requests, authenticates and authorizes them, receives uploaded files and places them in a local folder or network share (known as the upload directory). It also serves files for download, and contains the deployment for Blade Web Client. Storage Area Network (SAN) storage is supported.

Blade File Transfer System Full Featured Client

This is the client software that enables users to upload files to and download files from servers running Blade File Transfer System Server. Using Blade File Transfer System Full Featured Client, a user can choose to upload and download files and directories; as well as pause, resume and manage transfers.

BladeTSCmd (Command line client)

BladeTSCmd is the command-line version of the Full Featured Client software. Administrators can upload and download files and directories from the command line, and configure unattended scheduled transfers. BladeTSCmd also supports switches for synchronizing client and server directories. It can be used to enable disaster recovery sites (upload backup files offsite) and to automate routine administrative tasks.

Blade Web Client

Blade Web Client is the client software accessible over the internet or intranet using ClickOnce deployment method. This mechanism allows enterprises to receive files from authorized parties and allows users to download files from the corporate server. The corporate server must be running the full version of Blade File Transfer System Enterprise Server. Blade Web client comprises two separate ClickOnce applications – Web Download and Web Upload. Corporations can provide “Upload” and “Download” links that users click on to launch the Blade Web Client application for single use.

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