Smoke & Mirrors Deploys Aspera

London post house Smoke & Mirrors is using Aspera’s transport for carriage of files between its international sites and clients.

Faced with the need to efficiently and quickly handle an increased volume of source material and masters from its clients to its London, New York and Chennai facilities – amounting to over a terabyte per week – Smoke & Mirrors has switched to the Aspera Faspex file delivery and collaboration platform combined with Aspera Connect Server to manage the transfer of all of its media.

According to Aspera the solutions eliminate the fundamental shortcomings of conventional, TCP-based file transfer technologies like FTP and HTTP. This enables Smoke & Mirrors to maximise its use of available bandwidth, resulting in unmatched transfer speeds and guaranteed delivery times over global distances regardless of file sizes and the transfer distance between customers, partners and production sites.

“Aspera’s high-speed transfer technology has truly revolutionised how we collaborate and move content and jobs between sites,” said Danny Whybrow, Global Head of Broadcast Services at Smoke & Mirrors. “By transferring large files more quickly we’re able to begin working on them straight away, enabling us to meet tight deadlines and better serve our clients’ needs. We’re already thinking about how we can extend our workflow with other Aspera solutions and ultimately drive even more efficiencies across the company.”

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