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Project Falco

CECID has been awarded HK$3.95 million for a new Innovation Technology Fund (ITF) project, "Multi-site Infrastructure for Massive Digital Content Collaboration", under the Guangdong - Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme (TCFS). On top of ITF funding, the project received industry sponsorships and tremendous support from 8 industry partners. Many of them are prominent leaders in the digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province. They are Apacus,, Digital Content Development Corporation, Green Tomato, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre, iASPEC OpenSoft, ICO and Synnex. Led by Prof. David Cheung, the project had been successfully completed in Mar 2010 .

File transmission is a common and recurring task in a collaborative development environment. Existing technologies, such as email attachments, HTTP, FTP, Web upload and VPN, have their shortcomings especially when files with large size are involved. These technologies can no longer meet the nowadays requirements of the Digital Entertainment Industry (DEI), where an effective file transmission solution that can support large file transfer securely over the Internet is in need.

Objectives of this project are as follows:

  • To establish an infrastructure that can support transmission of digital content of any size in a secure, reliable, transactional, and managed manner; and
  • To develop an extensible management platform to manage the transmission process and integrate the secure digital content transfer with conventional development tools pervasive in the DEI.

The diagram below depicts the high level architecture of the project deliverables:

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