Aspera Increases IBC Presence

For Aspera, 2015 marks the company’s strongest presence at the IBC show in the company’s 10-year history. Aspera is an IBM company and creator of technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed.

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.

The Aspera stand 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 AkamaiEncoding.com, Media Netwerk, MediaSiloroot 6, and Scality.

The company will also 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.

Aspera is also launching a number of new products and services. Introductions include the next generation FASP 3.6 platform and Direct-to-Cloud Storage transfer capability designed for secure multi-tenant, 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 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.

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.

Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson.

Aspera co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson.

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.

The IBC Conference session ‘The outlook for broadcast and media – IBC2015 wrap-up’ meets on 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.

Visit Aspera at IBC 2015, on stand 7.B27.

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