New E-Mail Software Lets You Send 1 Gbyte Attachments - InformationWeek
10:21 AM

New E-Mail Software Lets You Send 1 Gbyte Attachments

The hybrid e-mail and file-sharing app lets users send large files--up to 1 Gbyte's worth--that would otherwise be blocked by most ISPs' mail systems.

A New York City startup released its hybrid e-mail and file sharing application into broad beta on Monday, offering a way for users to send large files -- up to 1 gigabyte's worth -- that would choke most ISP's mail systems.

Pando launched a public beta of its namesake, tagged as 0.8.9 for Windows (version 0.8.3 is available for the Mac), that uses BitTorrent file-sharing technology to send and receive files. Files bypass e-mail servers entirely, although recipients receive an e-mail notification that files are ready to download using Pando.

The free application has been in closed-beta testing for five months, Pando said; the company claimed that more than a half million people had installed the earlier betas.

"Pando is a little app with a lot of muscle," said Pando co-founder Yaron Samid in a statement. "With the average consumer digital camera now producing high-resolution photos and video files, the time has come to rethink email as we know it. Pando brings the power of peer-to-peer to the long neglected email attachment."

Pando touted its application for transmitting large files, such as home movies, digital still images, and business presentations, that are often blocked by ISPs. Last week, the company closed a $7 million second round of financing, led by Intel's investment arm, Intel Capital.

The 2.2MB Windows beta can be downloaded from the Pando Web site. Users on both ends of the transmission must have the application.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll