has launched a software-based technology for delivering large files over the Internet. It purportedly works with all file types, including QuickTime, Microsoft Windows Media and RealNetworks’ RealPlayer.
EverNet’s patent-pending file delivery technology uses the Internet and the processing power of networked desktop computers to deliver rich media and other files. EverNet’s client software automatically installs on end-user desktops with the first file request and works in concert with EverNet’s server software to deliver media from sources closest to the requestor.
The company says the benefits are faster downloads that fill your available bandwidth, freedom to surf the Net while downloading files, and the ability to control (stop, pause and resume) downloading. The client software manages downloads and communicates the status of file availability to EverNet’s servers.
When a request for a file is made, an EverNet server directs several of the closest clients on the “extreme edge” of the network to simultaneously send different pieces of the requested file, completely filling the requestor’s bandwidth. EverNet’s ability to send files from sources closest to the requestor avoids congestion in the Internet backbone and reduces the burden on access providers’ bandwidth, according to Mike Helm, founder and CEO of EverNet.
“The end user gets a lightning-quick download and will have more high-quality content to choose from,” he said in a statement. “And Access Providers’ bandwidth won’t suffer from the random file requests of legacy Peer-to-Peer networks.”
Helm said that distributing a file using EverNet is as simple as adding a link to a Web site. EverNet’s software gives content providers the ability to customize the user interface for delivery of their files. What’s more, the technology incorporates content security features and works with leading digital rights management solutions, Helm said. EverNet’s servers automatically find other points for file delivery if a sender goes offline, gets overloaded or if the file is corrupted.
Network performance actually improves as more people access a given file because there are more sources for file distribution, Helm said. EverNet has invested approximately US$1.8 million to develop its proprietary delivery technology and to secure active customers.