Aspera Celebrates Biggest Ever Presence at IBC With Showcase of World-Class SaaS and Live Streaming Solutions

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  • 04.09.2015 01:00 am

For Aspera, an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed, IBC 2015 marks the company's biggest ever presence at the show in the company's 10-year history. From its booth #7.B27, Aspera will showcase its complete portfolio of high-speed file transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries, and highlight how industry-leading media technology companies and cloud service providers are continuing to directly integrate the Aspera FASP software platform.

Aspera's booth will feature partner demonstrations from industry-leading media technology companies and cloud service providers that have directly integrated the Aspera FASP® high-speed transfer platform into their solutions for digital asset management, content distribution, media management, and media processing to achieve fast, distance-neutral transfer of digital media content. These include Akamai,Encoding.comMedia Netwerk, MediaSilo, root 6, and Scality.

Additionally, Aspera will showcase its complete portfolio of high-speed file transfer software, including its revolutionary new FASPStream transport technology for live and near-live data streaming. FASPStream expands the capability of the patented FASP high-speed transfer technology to provide a fully reliable streaming protocol for in-order data delivery over Internet WANs with excellent quality and negligible start-up delay. Broadway Video COO of Post Production and Director of Information Technology & Digital commented: "Aspera is a key enabler of our digital delivery strategy, and we are excited to expand our use with new capabilities of over-Internet live video using Aspera's new FASPStream."

Other key product highlights on display include:

  • Launch of the next generation FASP 3.6 platform and Direct-to-Cloud Storage transfer capability designed for secure multitenant, clustered deployments with elastic automatic scaling of transfer capacity and supporting all major cloud storage platforms. The platform moves even the largest (4K) media formats from source directly to object storage destination with native I/O for SoftLayer Swift, AWS S3, Azure BloB, Akamai NetStorage, Limelight, and others at line speed with support for server-side encryption at rest in addition to client side and over the wire. New cluster management, multitenant access key and API features allow media customers to combine cloud storage and high speed transport at unlimited scale, with complete security and cost efficiency across multiple users and applications. All Aspera client and file sharing products including Faspex and Shares and the new Aspera SaaS offering, Aspera Files, interoperate with the new clustered capabilities.
  • New Management and Automation of Transfer and Synchronization - The launch of the ascp4 binary for ultra-fast transfer of large numbers of small files, the new Aspera Watchfolder, and Aspera Sync enable media organizations to compute fast synchronization updates, ensure essence and metadata transfer together and in preferred order, transfer growing files, and synchronize, watch and move "huge" file systems. Console 3.0 manages transfer failover and load balancing and expands email notification, tagging, searching and reporting to provide flexibility, ease and scale as digital file transfer explodes.
  • Advances in Aspera Faspex, Connect, Cargo, Drive and a new Virtual Catcher add-on allow for interactive and automated distribution of media content over low cost, high speed Internet from cloud and on premise Aspera servers to receivers globally replacing expensive legacy satellite distribution systems. An enhanced Faspex API overlay allows for distributed routing of packages, automatic release date management, and easy RESTful integration in other workflows. 
  • Aspera Orchestrator - The new release of Aspera's web-based workflow automation platform, Orchestrator 2.3, has undergone major optimizations across the core system engine to improve performance within high concurrency environments, with performance boosts in some cases as high as 10x previous versions. The release also adds native installers and a number of usability improvements for large and multi-tenant environments. New plug-ins have been added to the library of over 100 third-party applications that can be invoked within an Aspera Orchestrator workflow. New inline file validation capabilities added to Aspera server and client software verify incoming media and metadata formats against ADI and DPP standards in the most innovative broadcast, file-based VoD distribution and post-production workflows.

For an in depth view of all new products and capabilities see

Also during the conference, Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson will share her industry leadership insight and expertise at two conference sessions:

IBC Leaders' Summit - Thursday, September 10 at 11:50am - 1:00pm
Munson will participate in a panel discussion on "OTT moving beyond broadcast devices in a strategic plan," exploring the increasing ubiquity of IP delivery platforms and how this is affecting both the back-end and consumer-facing parts of the business. Fellow panelists include President of Starz Play Arabia, Maaz Sheikh, and Tom Burns, M&E CTO of EMC.

IBC Conference session 'The outlook for broadcast and media - IBC2015 wrap-up' - Monday, September 14 at 11:30am - 1:00pm
In this wrap-up panel taking place in the Forum Theatre, Munson will join other top executives from the broadcast and media industry to discuss key issues and trends and what we can learn from five days of conference sessions and a technology-packed exhibition.

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